What It Takes To Write Two Blog Posts

This week, I published two blog posts:

How Bad Statistics Cause Bad SQL Server Query Performance How Scalar User-Defined Functions Slow Down Queries

Let’s talk about the process of writing ’em.

A couple I was putting together this week’s First Responder Kit release, I realized sp_BlitzIndex didn’t have URLs for a couple of common families of problems: bad statistics and scalar user-defined functions. I made myself a couple of Github issues (#2670 and #2671) to track the documentation work I needed to do, and I decided to live stream it on this past Saturday so I could show y’all what