I wrote a beginner’s article for Transactional Replication which was published in the July 2012 edition of SQL Server Pro:
My last article with them (at the time SQL Server Magazine) was published way back in September 2002!
It was my very first published item – called “Put the Hammer Down.” This was around the time that I caught the writing bug and realized that it was a complimentary activity to SQL Server consulting. It was also interesting to look at that old article and see where my opinions have shifted over time (for example – I don’t pay attention to average disk queue length anymore and the whole separation of data from log files is a much more nuanced discussion).
But that one article back in 2002 got me started on the authoring and editing path – and I was thankful for that first opportunity.