Tag Archives: software development

A Python SQL Server App

I got a link recently from Microsoft on building apps easily for SQL Server. At the top of the page, they ask you to pick a language and OS. Since I’ve done a little Python and I used Windows, I … Continue reading

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Did My Dev Changes Get to Production?

One of the things that people don’t think about often is whether the changes made in development actually get to production. Usually this is because most changes go, and unless it’s a big change that causes a problem for a … Continue reading

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Adding the ReadyRoll Extension in VSTS

As I’m doing a little development with ReadyRoll, I’m documenting some of the things I learn about the product. A few weeks ago I needed to do a demo with ReadyRoll for Redgate Software. I built a new project, and … Continue reading

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MeasureUp 2016

I’m heading down to Austin next weekend for MeasureUp 2016. This is a Microsoft stack conference that looks to help people build custom business software.  There are over 20 sessions, most of them devoted to .NET topics. I think I’m … Continue reading

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Starting ReadyRoll with an Existing DB

I’ve been working with ReadyRoll quite a bit the last few months, and wanted to start putting out some information. I’m looking to do a longer series, but here’s a quick post on getting started. When you install ReadyRoll, you … Continue reading

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Running Multiple Threads Quickly

Recently I was looking to generate a quick workload against an instance. I wanted to add to the amount of work my system was doing by executing a number of queries simultaneously. There are a variety of ways to do … Continue reading

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Successful Projects

What techniques or ideas allow you to build a successful software project? There’s been no shortage of writing and studying on this topic across the last few decades. So many people expend energy and thought trying to solve the problems … Continue reading

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Build a POC

I have a few friends that work sales engineers for various companies. They often build a proof of concept (POC) project for various customers or potential customers, which is a great job. They get to showcase how a particular product … Continue reading

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Dexterity Matters

I typo things. I make mistakes in the QOD, checking the wrong box. Even in a browser at times there’s a button or hot area too close to the bookmarks bar and instead of completing an action, like checking my VSTS … Continue reading

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Do Less

When I read this blog post, I was transported back to simpler times, when I learned to develop applications on 8088 processors. Back then, to make the system go faster, we learned to do less. It’s certainly true that the less … Continue reading

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