Resources


Links
Links to websites that I use for brain training and inspiration:

Applications
These are the tools that I use to build the end result. I prefer to use portable applications, because it is very easy to use them wherever, by copying them on a USB stick.

  • SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio) – A part of the SQL Server that is used to write T-SQL code, configure, manage and maintain SQL Server.
  • Poor SQL – SSMS and online T-SQL formatter.
  • VS (Visual Studio) – The forge to build applications for web, desktop and mobile.
  • Notepad++ – very simple and useful editor, supporting multiple programming languages.
  • Greenshot – Quickly take screenshot and do simple manipulations.
  • ColorPix – Color picker. I use it while creating CSS styles.
  • uWamp, XAMPP – If I need a webserver with PHP and MySQL only, I use uWamp. I use XAMPP when I need FTP and email server.
  • Thunderbird – Email client.
  • Firefox – Web browser.
  • Bamboo Feed Reader – RSS add-on for Firefox.
  • Total Commander – Very powerful tool for file manipulation.
  • WinMerge – Quickly comparison of files or folders.
  • 7-Zip – File archiver.
  • KeePass – Password Manager.

Books
SQL Server Execution Plans” by Grant Fritchey

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