SQL Lab Adventure: Phase I
It seems that I may be able to free some time from my schedule. To fully utilize this “spare” time, I am planning to go all the way to tech blogging! My plan to build a home-brewed test SQL Server lab is already in place. I have a couple of spare machines (physical) and a spare nice, shiny 24″ LCD Monitor, plus my ever reliable laptop.
I want to be of help to the SQL Server Community. I want to contribute to the community in little ways. What I would specifically want to do is run some test lab for third party tools (like Litespeed from Quest Software, SQL Data Generator from Red Gate, etc) and blog about the results. Book reviews would be awesome, too, if I have books to review.
I have no particular audience. Basically my audience is anybody that drops by my blog. And I just hope these people would pick something useful for their own benefits.
I am not an expert in SQL Server so I need inputs from the community to make this effort successful. If you need help in testing such tools, please let me know. I am quite new to testing stuff so I may need inputs on what to look for and stuff.
If you are a vendor and would want me to look into testing your tool in my sql lab, just contact me. It helps if you would send the product spec in advance. Remember this is just a test lab. Not a Real, Production server.
Let me make it clear that I am NOT doing this to gain monetary benefits. I will not NOT accept *anything* in return (with the exception of job offer, of course). My purpose is for me to gain more knowledge and polish whatever skills I already have and help the community while I am at it. My quest is to find the ultimate path to perfecting solid SQL Server skills.
You can contact me via:
Call or leave a message: (562) 989-5406
eMail: mribunal [at] verizon [dot] net
Thank you all for your support.