SQLAuthority News – MS Access Database is the Way to Go – April 1st Humor

First of all, today is April 1- April Fool’s Day, so I have written this post for some light entertainment. My friend has just sent me an email about why a person should go for Access Database. For a short background, I used to be an MS Access user once (I will not call myself MS Access DBA), and I must say I had a good time with Database at that time. As time passed by, I moved from MS Access to SQL Server. Well, as for my friend’s email, his reasons considering MS Access usage really made me laugh. MS Access may have a few points where it totally makes sense to use it. However, in the email that I received, there was not a single reason which was valid.  In fact, I thought it is an April 1st joke- just delivered a little earlier. Let us see some of the reasons from that email. Thanks to Mahesh Bhesania for sending this email to me.

  • MS Access comes with lots of free stuff, e.g. MS Excel
  • MS Access is the most preferred desktop database system
  • MS Access can import data from MS Excel and SQL Server
  • MS Access provides a real time database
  • MS Access has a free IDE-to-VB Script
  • MS Access fits well in your hard drive

I actually think that the above points are either incorrect beliefs of some users, or someone just wrote them to give some laughter with such inaccurate data. And, for the same reason I decided to browse the Internet and do some research on MS Access database to verify my thoughts.

While searching on this subject, I found the following two interesting statements from the site: Microsoft Access Database, Why Choose It?

  • Other software manufacturers are more likely to provide interfaces to MS Access than any other desktop database system
  • Microsoft Access consulting rates are typically lower for Access consultants compared to Oracle or SQL Server consultants

The second one is may be the worst reason for you to switch to MS Access if you are already an SQL Server consultant.

With this cartoon, have you ever felt like you were one of these chickens at some point in time? I guess that the moment might have just happened before the minute we say “I guess we were on the same page?” Does this mean we are IN the same table, or ON the same table?! (I accept bad joke!)

It is All Fools’ Day after all, so just laugh! If you have something funny but non-offensive to share, just  leave your comment here.

Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com), Cartoon source unknown.

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SQL SERVER – Comic Slow Query – SQL Joke

Community TechDays at Ahmedabad was a great successful event. In fact, this can be considered the biggest event held in Ahmedabad thus far along with the community. I have posted a detail report of the same at SQLAuthority News – Community TechDays in Ahmedabad – A Successful Event. After the event, I received many emails requesting the comic strip I had shown in my presentation.

I had presented two different comic strips: one before the presentation and the other after the presentation. Both the comic strips are shown here; if you click on the images, you can see the larger version. Let me know what you think of them. If you are interested in the whole session of “The other side of Index,” let me know so that I can present the same at your UG event as well.

Before Presentation

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After Presentation

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Let me know what you think about these.

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

SQLAuthority News – SQL Server 2008 – The Other Side of Index – Live Presentation in Ahmedabad

Community Tech Days are here Tomorrow in Ahmedabad on Oct 3, 2009. I will be presenting the session ‘SQL Server 2008 – The Other Side of Index’. I will be available there whole day if you want to meet and discuss SQL. I will be starting my session with following cartoon. You will have to attend the session in person to see what I am going to cover in the session.

I suggest you do not miss session of Vinod Kumar and Jacob Sebastian. They are technology rock stars. You can read about them in following posts.

SQLAuthority News – Community Tech Days – Oct 3, 2009 – SQL Server 2008 – The Other Side of Index

SQLAuthority News – Community Tech Days Oct 3, 2009 – Ahmedabad

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

SQLAuthority News – Humorous SQL Cake – Funny SQL Cake

I  received the following interesting images in email during the past 2 months. I think they are superbly hilarious! I received them from various people at different times, so their is unknown.

Let me know which of the following images you find the most interesting.

Hope you enjoyed watching them!

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

The Poll – What is Your Favorite Database?

What is Your Favorite Database?

I have been listening so many different answer to question of favorite database. I would like to know what is favorite database of SQLAuthority.com readers. I encourage all of you to participate in this poll. It is very quick poll and takes a second.

A gift of USB drive will be provided to user who will also add comment discussing this subject matter. I encourage to send emails to your friends to participate in poll. I am hopping this poll becomes landmark poll for people who are finding answer to favorite database.

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

SQLAuthority News – Humor – Favorite Website – Funny Image

I just received this image in email and I found it really funny. I do not know the source of the image or is it photoshopped. Thanks David Marsee for the image and email.

If you have something really funny like this, please send them to me. Please do not leave comment regarding grammatical mistake in image as I am sure David (who send email) did not mean it.

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

SQLAuthority News – SQL Injection – SQL Joke, SQL Humor, SQL Laugh

It has been long time since I wrote about SQL Humor. Following is the cartoon sent to me by many (more than 10 times) so far by many users. I did not publish it till now as it has been quite popular and I believed many people has already seen it. However, recently by one of the quite big personality asked me why I have not included this in my blog, so I have finally decided to include that in my blog.

Those who have not understood it, please leave comment here. I will do my best to explain.

Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com), Original Location of Cartoon.