In the last episode of Shop Talk, I laid out an opinion which was…not well received. So I wanted to take some time and walk through my thinking a little more cogently than I was able to do during Shop Talk.
Here’s the short version. When you create a table and need a string column, you have a couple options available: VARCHAR and NVARCHAR. Let’s say that you’re a developer creating a table to store this string data. Do you choose VARCHAR or NVARCHAR? The classic answer is, “It depends.” And so I talk about why that is in video format right below these words.
I have a video which goes into detail, plus a bunch of words. Plus mice and banjos. 🐭🪕