SQLAuthority News – Shaivi’s Birthday – SQL Wait Stats Joes 2 Pros Book Released Today – 30 Million Views Completed

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all the friends of SQLAuthority.com. On today’s auspicious day I have three news to share – 1) Shaivi’s 2nd Birthday 2) New Book Released 3) 30 Millions Views.

I am extremely proud of the newly published Joes 2 Pros: Programming and Development for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (Amazon, Flipkart) book, which I contributed to and am lucky enough to have my name on the front cover as author.  And today is good day when I am releasing my second book ‘SQL Wait Stats Joes 2 Pros: SQL Performance Tuning Techniques Using Wait Statistics, Types & Queues’ So today I would like to dedicate this book to my beautiful daughter on her second birthday.  Two years ago she came into this world as an angel, and every day my love for her has grown.  My wife and I jokingly refer to her as the “other woman,” because since her appearance it seems like my love for my daughter is growing to take my wife’s share.

My daughter, Shaivi, is the dearest part of my life.  She is what motivates me to excel at work and at life, and ultimately what motivated me to write this book.  I hope one day that she is half as proud of me as I am of her.  That is why I am dedicating my book to her – because she was the inspiration that made me work to achieve this goal.

Writing this book was an exhausting process.  There were days when to meet the editor’s deadlines I would lock myself in my office in the early morning before my daughter was awake, and when I came out at the end of the day my daughter was already asleep.  However, I want her to know that even though I may have been absent from her life on those days, I am dedicating all those efforts to her.  She is the best.

Any parent – especially the parent of a daughter – knows that having a child puts everything in perspective.  A job we might have once done simply for money, or even because we love the subject, now becomes a labor of love to excel for our children and provide them with a better life.  I am lucky enough to have a job I love, one that I enjoy getting up every morning for, and now I am extra lucky because my love for my daughter makes that job even more enjoyable.  For that, and so many other reasons, I dedicate this book to you Shaivi.

Btw, today this blog completed 30 Million Views.

Reference:  Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)

49 thoughts on “SQLAuthority News – Shaivi’s Birthday – SQL Wait Stats Joes 2 Pros Book Released Today – 30 Million Views Completed

  1. Thanks for helping community and congrats on your book. Hope you get excellent response.

    Heartiest wishes to Shaivi.. May GOD Bless her.

    Thanks again



  2. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you and family sir.

    Also, I wish Shaivi many many Happy Returns of the Day. She can be proud enough to say that “I am a daughter of a Genius”.


  3. My Best wishes to Shaivi on her 2nd B’day. Congrats for the launch of the book and great to hear the blog view crossed 30 million.

    Happy Ganesha chathurdhi to you and your family.



  4. Happy Birthday… shaivi
    May lord ganesha brings happiness, health and wealth to you and your family. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2 u n ur family.

    Shekhar Gurav.


  5. Happy returns of the day Shaivi.. The next rock star!!!!

    Pinal, you are simply great ..because the way you are guiding us is really a great work and sharing knowledge is considered as a great work(Bidyadaan).

    All the best and congratulations for the new book.



  6. 1.Many many happy returns of the day to Shaivi,With lot of blessings to her and her genius parents as well.
    2.Congratulations for the release of your second book.May you get more and more success in this “Journey to SQLAuthority”.
    3.Also many congratulations for achieving the milestone of 30 millions viewers.
    Wish you all the best,With lots of blessings for you and your family.


  7. Hi Shaivi,
    Wish you a very happy birthday
    May life lead you 2 great happiness
    success and hope that
    all your wishes comes true!
    enjoy your B’day.

    “Pinal, you got a little Angel with you!” :-)

    Rajneesh Verma


  8. Hi Pinal,

    I am happy to heard three things presence in a day.
    I learn more things in SQL after read this blog only.
    Also, Interview questions in Last month series & currently going Joes2Pros Quiz are more intersting to learn new things in my daily life.

    Please, write a note at the end of this Quiz blog for your feel about this Quiz series and response from readers.

    Happy Birthday wishes to Sweet – Shaivi..

    — Chennai, TamilNadu


  9. @Pinal,
    Haven’t you learned your lesson being developer for years?

    Shaivi is just two years old angel and you started giving her SQL books? So cruel. This is the age where one love to play, paint, dance, sing, etc but learning structured query “language” is not meant for this age. Better come out of this mentality and give her some freedom.

    And by the way, RDBMS is dying so at least if you are really concerned, give her some NoSQL (or NewSQL or whaterver) lessons.


    • @Rahul Pandey

      “So today I would like to dedicate this book to my beautiful daughter on her second birthday.” — this line was wrtten by Pinal.

      Hope U (Rahul) know the difference b/w “dedicate” and “give”. If not, then spend some time in googling for the same..


  10. Hi Sir,

    Bday wishes to ur lil angel and congrats for the release of your new book….:-)…

    Thanks for helping the sql community with your thought provoking blogs…

    happy ganesh chowti to you and your family….:)

    Best Regards,
    P.Anish Shenoy,


  11. Many many happy returns of day Shaivi.May god give you all the happiness and joy .
    Thanks Mr pinal to write such a good blog and congratulation for your new book release .

    After all happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all .

    A lots of love and wishes to the Angel (Shaivi) .


  12. Congratulations Mr. Pinal! You have much to be proud of, Family, carreer and life. It is our love and passion that motivates us all. Thank you for sharing many precious things with us.

    Ron A. Farris
    Lexington, Kentucky, USA


  13. Hi Pinal,
    Happy birthday wishes to your daughter(Shaivi). Congratulations on the books, this is a neat achievement, writing a book is not a easy thing to do, finding the time, putting in the effort, hats off to you man.
    Happy Ganesh Chathurthi…



  14. Hi Pinal,

    Please pass my wishes to Shaivi, may god bless her :).

    In addition I would like you say thanks to you, as your innovative ideas are really great. Like these days we all are reading the article to answer the question and in this way we are learning new things each day.

    Further the articles are easy to understand , neat & clean language & description.

    Really Great Job.

    Hema Chaudhry


  15. Happy Birthday, Shaivi. May GOD bring Shaivi as a great source of happiness and success for Pinal and his wife in coming life.
    No doubt I was not eligible to participate in Contest b/c I was from Pakistan, but I learn too much from this series. It is a great contribution to this Bog.

    Azhar Iqbal
    Lahore, Pakistan.


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