Lately I’ve hit a couple blogs that wanted me to enter some kind of credentials before I could post a comment. On my laptop that’s fine, I have the credentials stored and available, but on a different machine I rarely can remember them. Most blogs also have the option to just enter an email address […]Read more "Bloggers–Don’t Make It Hard to Comment"
SQL Server has LIKE, which lets us do various pattern matches, but most commonly we use the percent side as a wildcard, such that “where lastname like ‘Smi%’” matches Smith and Smit and Smithy. It’s a useful tool. It can also be used to do a contains type search, something along the lines of “where […]Read more "Leading Wildcards Aren’t A Good Default"