Today I want to introduce Saeid Hasani – a Transact-SQL MSDN forum regular and many times T-SQL TechNet Guru Competition winner. I enjoyed several of his TechNet articles. My favorites are Structured Error Handling Mechanism in SQL Server 2012 and All-at-Once Operations in T-SQL.
With his family
Let’s start the interview:
Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies?
My name is Saeid Hasani and I am 32 years old. I am from Iran. I was born and currently live in Tehran (Iran’s capital). I work for an ERP software company as a Senior Database Developer. My focus is T-SQL Programming and Query Tuning.
What are your big projects right now?
I have three projects. I spend a lot of time to finalize the next generation of our ERP solution. I also prepare new articles for Wiki and participate in the MSDN forums. My biggest project is writing a book about MS SQL Server.
What is TechNet Wiki for? Who is it for?
TN Wiki is a multi-purpose solution to provide great knowledge for wide variety of users from novice to experts. TN Wiki community is full of bright people who contribute perfect articles as well as they usually are the best in their companies. The main idea is sharing high quality knowledge provided by experienced experts.
What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you?
I love the guru of the month competition. It’s wonderful program. I found that it forces me to work more on my articles. The comments by judges are the most interesting part of this program. I always review their feedback and try to apply their suggestions in next articles.
On what Wiki articles do you spend most of your time?
I usually spend a lot of time to research about the subject. I also dedicate continues, non-stop time to prepare article format until it satisfies me, because this is very important to keep the readers enthusiastic. I spend a lot of time to make it better after first publish. But the hardest subject to write about was Error Handling. I spent the most time to prepare this article:
What are your favorite Wiki articles you’ve contributed?
My last article is about one of the most important concepts in T-SQL. My favorite article is:
Who has impressed you in the Wiki community, and why?
Naomi Nosonovsky with no doubt.
For her efforts, high quality articles and fantastic participating in MSDN forums!
What interests you more in SQL Server and how did you find your passion there?
I love T-SQL Set-based nature. If imagine T-SQL like your mother tongue, Set-based programming is like writing a poem in this language. Whether I didn’t write one Set-based query, I also enjoy reading it like listening a poem. To stay at the high-level in Set-based programming I always read discrete mathematics and related books to create better solutions. It’s a part of my daily job.
Thanks Saeid for this great interview and I am sure you have more questions you can ask in the comments to this blog.
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