Yearly Archive: 2014

Dec 19 2014

Il tuo obiettivo per il nuovo anno? Entrare in Red Gate Software!

Guarda il video per scoprire cosa significa essere uno sviluppatore software in una delle migliori aziende software inglesi. Sono un italiano che 5 anni fa ha deciso di fare il grande passo e andare a lavorare in UK. Posso dire che e’ stata una delle decisioni migliori della mia vita! Vuoi lavorare con noi?Per un …

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Dec 12 2014

The pleasure of Down Tools Week

I have just arrived home. It’s Friday and an another Down Tools Week is ended. I am writing this post to capture my feeling in this exact moment before my emotions disappear and I start to enter in the “Week End Mode”. I feel very tired. It was hard work but I am incredibly proud of what we …

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Oct 27 2014

Webcast: Vuoi essere uno sviluppatore software in Red Gate (UK)?

Giovedi’ 13 Novembre 2014 Sede: evento onlineOra: 17:30 – 18:30Speaker: Andrea Angella Q/A: Jodie Pinkowski Red Gate Software produce “ingeniously simple tools” per professionisti e sviluppatori Microsoft in tutto il mondo. L’azienda e’ principalmente specializzata in MS SQL Server, Cloud, .NET e Oracle con l’obiettivo di diventare leader nel Database Lifecycle Management (DLM), la componente database dell’ Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). …

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Jul 25 2014

Database Unit Testing and Learning TSQL

Did you know that you can write database unit tests for SQL Server? There is a framework called tSQLt that helps you to do it. There is also a tool from Red Gate Software called SQL Test that provide a nice UI on top of it, integrated in SQL Server Management Studio. What about using …

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Jul 07 2014

Enneagram Personality Test

I like psychological tests to learn more about myself. Few months ago, I tried the Personality Type Indicator test. Today, I did the Enneagram Personality Test that shows how you are balanced between nine personality types (called wings) and to see which one are the dominants. It looks like I am pretty balanced with a preference …

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Jun 05 2014

Secrets of Success from the Story of Bill Gates – Part 2

Persistence Never give up there is always a way out. Do what you are supposed to do; it will lead to bigger opportunities along the way. If you can make up your mind that you will not settle for less, you will not settle for less. You will keep right on going and you will achieve …

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Jun 04 2014

Secrets of Success from the Story of Bill Gates – Part 1

This is an very inspiring and motivational book: Secrets of Success from the Story of Bill Gates. Bill Gates is a person that always inspired me and continue to inspired me.  Bill Gates built Microsoft from scratch – he created the single most influential technology company of our modern age, and it made him so wealthy …

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Jun 03 2014

Learnings from software development coaching sessions

Back in November 2013 I wrote a post sharing with you my decision of being mentored by a friend and agile coach Matteo Baglini with the goal of exposing myself to agile engineering practises and become a better developer. At the time, I promised to write posts about my learning but ultimately I didn’t. So, it is …

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Jun 02 2014

Stored Procedure to Calculate Expressions

I was reading the section Character Functions in the Chapter 2 of the book Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and pretty soon I get bored of trying individually the various functions on strings available in T-SQL. Then, I challenged myself to write a stored procedure (this is my first one) to evaluate an arithmetic expression with …

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May 30 2014

My Personal Brand Survey Results (2014)

In the last few years, I read some books about personal branding and pretty much all of them highly recommend to take an anonymous 360 degrees surveys in order to understand how people perceive you. For this reason, I decided to give it a go and try. After a little bit of research I decided …

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