Database Retirement

Tuesday, July 27, 2004
I installed SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 last night. This morning I noticed something missing.

If the current bits hold true till RTM, then I will have to lament the disappearance of a dear friend.

Everyone called your design a disaster, but I have fond memories of your eccentricities. Your Order Details table taught me how to delimit identifiers with [ and ]. Your "Ten Most Expensive Products" stored procedure taught me SET ROWCOUNT.

A countless number of articles, books, and newsgroup postings contain the query SELECT * FROM EMPLOYEES – a tribute to your ubiquity. Now they will lie in archived ruins like the statue of Ozymandias.

Farewell Northwind!


Comments
Comments are now closed.
by K. Scott Allen K.Scott Allen
My Pluralsight Courses
The Podcast!