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Mar 13, 2023

A Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Grant Fritchey works for Red Gate Software as a Product Advocate. Grant has more than 30 years of experience in the industry as a DBA and developer. Grant is an active participant in the SQL Server Central discussion forums. He writes articles for SQL Server Central and Simple-Talk. He blogs regularly at Grant is the author of several books including SQL Server Query Performance Tuning and SQL Server Execution Plans. Grant teaches classes on data management and databases around the world. He teaches in the smallest user group settings and at the largest events.


Topics of Discussion:

[2:24] How did Grant get into the industry?

[5:40 Are there any big shifts that more recent developers and all developers need to know about shifts in how databases have worked?

[13:10] What should developers know about the ecosystem when you’ve taken a system and broken it up into multiple applications?

[16:07] What has changed in Grant’s book, Query Performance Tuning?

[20:34] Performance comes down to the code. It always comes down to the code.

[23:58] What are some of the main tools that developers should have in their toolbox?

[26:20] Why Grant recommends Extended Events and Query Store.

[32:41] Grant gives us his sales pitch.

[38:40] What does Grant think the future looks like?


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