Apologies for the delay. The day job has been rather busy recently and I was fortunate enough to get a trip out to Open World again this year. Much more black and white for me this time: some real gems and some truly terrible presentations! My personal highlights include a few wonderful sessions from Craig Shallahamer (you have to see his physical demonstration of the workings of the buffer cache), some real index treats from Richard Foote and a really good session on Query Transformations from a fantastically enthusiastic Joze Senegacnik which shone the light on a few areas of the optimiser which I’d never really thought about (but should have).
So, back to Polling for new data. One point that has come to light since I started this blog is that I should have made clear from the outset that almost everything I do is about performance. Read the rest of this entry »