"Cursors are bad, never use them!"
How many times have you been told this by your senior DBAs or developers?
In this session I will explore why I use cursors to solve certain problems.
Discuss when they are appropriate, and when they are not.
20+ years of experience with SQL Server, from version 6.0 to 2017. Funnily enough, the only certification I have is on SQL 2012, the one version I have never used.
Mostly worked at medium sized companies, by choice. Was a consultant for 6+ years, working on anything from facility security systems, background checks, retail PoS systems, to major financial systems.
Passion for performance, and teaching people easy ways to better SQL performance.