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Posts by Philip de la Cal

SSIS for Beginners

Posted Aug 16, 2017 by Philip de la Cal

We understand that the world of data can seem daunting, especially when you're a n00b. For those of you that fall in that category, as a Product Engineer, I offer this advice: "All you need is dedication and the foresight to start small and slowly scale up. With this mindset, you'll achieve great things." 

In case you missed yesterday's Intro to SSIS webinar, or would simply like a refresher of some of the main topics covered, I invite you to continue reading this blog post.

Automate Your Documentation With DOC xPress

Posted Aug 14, 2017 by Philip de la Cal

Time is money. As a developer, I want to code as quickly as possible, and although I know the importance of documentation, it can be a painful chore. "It takes a village to manage a database" ...is NOT how the saying goes, but chances are, there will be times when you're not the only one parsing through your data and environments. Without good documentation, you're going to bog down your fellow programmers and DBAs, and this inefficiency could really cost you at a crucial time in development.

The Benefits of Data Lineage and Impact Analysis with DOC xPress

Posted Aug 07, 2017 by Philip de la Cal

Let's face it - data is the lifeblood of any company. And for SQL Developers and DBAs, knowing the relationships and origins of data can be the difference between meeting a deadline or not.

As a new Product Engineer at Pragmatic Works, I find that a common issue developers face is knowing what is going to break downstream upon making changes to their ecosystem,  like a package or table name, for example. Additionally, a common question may be, "How did my data get into this column?"

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