Have you ever heard of an SQL execution plan? Do you know what they mean? If you've only ever opened one only to be confused by all of the pretty icons, you're not alone. Many developers use a SQL server to store their data, but have never peeked behind the curtain to find out how it actually works. SQL servers are a gold-mine of information to help any developer improve their queries, if one only knows how to interpret the data. Come learn how to read an execution plan and how to find out which parts of the plan you need to be looking for a healthier database and a faster server.
Stuart is an independent contractor working in Tulsa and Silicon Valley, working primarily to solve problems. He loves programming and experimenting with new technologies, but he is passionate about identifying the ways technology can improve business processes and save everyone time and effort through automation.