Friday, August 10, 2012

Louis Davidson (Dr SQL)–Designing for Common Problems in SQL Server

The PASS Data Architecture Virtual Chapter hosts none other than Dr. SQL Louis Davidson as he helps application and database developers design and implement SQL Server databases.

I saw Louis at the first PASS Summit I attended in Denver in 2006. He and Paul Nielsen help me see where data models and normalization can increase the efficiency with storing and retrieving data.

They also encouraged me by their presentations to start talking about database design at work and in the SQL community.

Please join us on Thursday August 16th at Noon Central for another informative presentation.


Subject:  Designing for Common Problems in SQL Server

Start Time:  Tuesday, August 16th, 2012 12:00 PM US Central Time

End Time:  Tuesday, August 16th, 2012 1:00 PM US Central Time

Presenter:  Louis Davidson

Live Meeting Link:  Live Meeting

Designing for Common Problems in SQL Server

In this session, I will do a design and code review of several common patterns of solving problems that a typical programmer will come up against. Problems like coding for hierarchical data, data driven design, dealing with image data, structure generalization, user specified schemas, dimensional reporting, and dealing with uniqueness beyond what you might deal with using a simple uniqueness constraint might allow you to deal with.

Louis Davidson

Louis has been in the IT industry for 17 years as a corporate database developer and architect. He has been a Microsoft MVP for 8 years and has written 5 books on database design and has spoken on the topic of database design and implementation at SQL PASS, SQL Rally, many SQL Saturday events, as well as Devlink. Currently serves as the Data Architect for the Christian Broadcasting Network supporting offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Nashville, Tennessee. Louis has a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in computer science. For more information please visit his website at

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