How Not To Code, for Software Engineers

If you have ever taken a programming class in college or been on a job interview as a prospective programmer, you have likely been subjected to intentionally confusing code segments and given the task of determining what they do. Sometimes … Read More

Are scalar User-Defined Functions Ever a Good Idea?

Are scalar User-Defined Functions Ever a Good Idea? In SQL Server, you have the ability to create a user-defined function that can perform an operation directly inline as a part of a query. For example, consider an ordering system, which … Read More