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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Indexing for Developers
Greg Linwood gave an excellent presentation of his SQL Server “Indexing for Developers” talk at the Perth .NET User Group last night. He covered the use of clustered and non-clustered indexes and how they actually work ‘under the hood’.
I believe that it is important for developers and architects to understand these topics, as databases are often created without regard to how they will be used in production, with the effect that production systems do not perform as well as they could do.
Greg is presenting another talk this evening (details here) aimed at database administrators (but also relevant to developers) on managing indexes. If you work with SQL Server, I strongly recommend you attend these talks when Greg presents them at a local User Group near you.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com