Monthly Archives: November 2015

NoSQL Complaints

I think that NoSQL databases are a really interesting set of technologies, however they aren’t necessarily a panacea for many problems, including scalability. There are likely some problem domains where a particular NoSQL technology might work better than an RDBMS, … Continue reading

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Python Command Line Calls

There was a time I worked in a company any we lived in the command line. This was in the early 90s, prior to Windows v3.1 being released and we primarily used DOS on a Novell network. We also had … Continue reading

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Test if a File Exists with Powershell

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as#SQLNewBloggers. Awhile back I wrote a PowerShell script (PoSh) to download the SQL Saturday XML files used for the Guidebook application. … Continue reading

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Just Say No

Just say no was a tagline from my youth. As I recall, it didn’t work well then, but I hope it will work better for a different audience and in a different context today. I was readingĀ Brent Ozar’s note about … Continue reading

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