SQLAuthority News – 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.

SQLAuthority News - SQL Wait Stats Joes 2 Pros Book Released Today - 30 Million Views Completed 30m I am extremely proud of the newly published Joes 2 Pros: Programming and Development for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 book, which I contributed to and am lucky enough to have my name on the front cover as author.  And today is a 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 driest 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 (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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  • Happy Ganesh puja and best wishes for your dear daughter as well.

  • Gopalakrishnan Arthanarisamy
    September 1, 2011 7:18 am

    Wish you many more Happy returns of the day Shaivi!!!.

    Pinal, you are doing great job!!!. Hats-Off to you…

    Gopalakrishnan Arthanarisamy

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

    Heartiest wishes to Shaivi.. May GOD Bless her.

    Thanks again


    • Hi Sudhir,

      I have done my part by writing the book, now only if readers like it and spread the words, once again many thanks to people like you – who makes things happen.

  • Happy Bday Shaivi!!
    Pinal..You are best in SQL….

  • 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”.

  • Rampradeep Kumar
    September 1, 2011 7:43 am

    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.


  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Varinder Sandhu
    September 1, 2011 8:14 am

    Many Many Happy returns of the day Shaivi

    Varinder Sandhu (India)

  • Happy ganesh puja and Many more happy returns of the day to Shaivi…
    Keep going pinal…

    Bhakser Reddy

  • Happy BirthDay to lovely Angel.. wish her a wOnderfull life ahead :)

  • Tushar,Snehal,Jeet
    September 1, 2011 9:23 am

    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.

  • Happy Bday swt girl.. :)) God Bless U!!!!!!!

  • 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

  • Dnyanesh Deshpande
    September 1, 2011 10:19 am

    Many Many Happy returns of the day Shaivi…
    Congratulations for Your Book launch….Keep it Up….

  • Kalyanasundaram.K
    September 1, 2011 10:26 am

    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

  • Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you and family Sir.
    Happy Birthday Shaivi………

    Alok Kumar

    New Delhi

  • Congratulationx on books, more imp lots of love to shaivi. Do come home tommorow, sat if possible for you.

  • @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..

  • shatrughna kumar
    September 1, 2011 11:32 am

    Wish you many many Happy returns of the day Shaivi!.
    My well wishes for your new Book.

    I am thinking in upcoming days this site will look like another online MSDN.

    New Delhi


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