I was very fortunate to meet the SQL Server Expert and one of the top participants of this blog Imran Mohammed. Imran has been very active on this blog and have previously contributed with few articles as well. I have been communicating with Imran for a long time; he is always very active and quick to reply. Many times, he has solved various difficult problems of readers which. He always goes an extra mile to resolve such problems – once I happened to see him spend more than 10 hours to solve a problem posed by a reader.
When I met Imran, I was totally surprised!! Seriously, I was expecting a very old person with a huge experience in SQL. He is one of the very young SQL enthusiasts with extremely smart brains. We had wonderful dinner together, wherein we discussed SQL. While talking to Imran, I realized that he is a very matured person with a great attitude towards life, particularly towards technology. He is a patient listener who imbibes information with a very open mind. Our discussion covered different technologies. Please note that even though he is very young due his in-depth knowledge on SQL was at par with that of someone who was in this industry for very long time. I asked him to share some tips from his real-life experience.
Here are few tips I have gathered from him while we discussed SQL. Some are generic to life, and few are very specific to SQL as well.
- I do not take a chance, I always take backup.
- If I am answering a question to anybody, my first goal is to solve the problem and second is to find it right and optimal solution for the first goal.
- If I come across any problem with answer – first I solve it, then only I look at the given answer Advance feature of T-SQL regarding ranking, query guide, and filtered indexing are really helpful to improve the performance.
- Before leaving a comment at a blog post, I always read original post and all the comments left before.
- I do not remember syntax, but I do not forget them if I use them once.
- I work sometimes more than 16 hours as I enjoy working with SQL.
I must say that I always have a great time meeting experts like Imran Mohammed; all my best wishes for his success!
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)