T-SQL Anti-Patterns: Nested Views

Our next T-SQL anti-pattern is a performance killer.  Similar to EAV, it happens when developers get a little too smart for their own good. Most good developers know about DRY:  Don't Repeat Yourself.  It's an admirable principal and one to which I subscribe in many languages.  The whole idea is, once you see yourself repeating…

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Where art thou, Ray Farmer?

Ray Farmer is now the sole GM of the Cleveland Browns. This is cause for much rejoicing. Yet he has two incredibly easy decisions to make and he isn't making them. Re-signing Alex Mack (C) and T. J. Ward (SS). Mack is on a humanitarian trip to Brazil at the moment and won't return until…

The theory of gaming: Alhambra

Note: All times are assuming a two player game; please adjust accordingly for more players Publisher: Queen Games/Dirk Henn Type of game: Tile game Number of players: 2-6 Learning curve: Easy Estimated time to play (first time/subsequent times): 45 minutes/30 minutes Estimated setup time: 5 minutes This game is a pretty big contrast from Call of Cthulhu:…