Author Archives: Chris C

Today I Learned About GitHub’s Dependabot

Recently I created a CI build for the Introduction to ORM for DBAs presentation example code. One of the reasons I picked this code base was so I could try out Dependabot for the security alerts I’m getting. The security … Continue reading

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Notes on Fixing Ubuntu 18.04 VM not Booting

Some notes so I remember how to fix this problem if it happens again and I don’t waste a bunch of time figuring it out right before a customer production release. Not a great start to my day. This issue … Continue reading

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Today I Learned How to Setup Azure Pipelines CI

Our last EDMUG meetup was an excellent presentation about Azure DevOps. Azure DevOps reminds me of GitLab where it is more then just continuous integration (CI). It includes issues tracking, repositories, and continuous delivery. All pretty standard stuff. However, one … Continue reading

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Introduction to ORMs for DBAs: Part 8 – Create Game Players CRUD – Part 1

I gave the Introduction to ORMs for DBAs presentation at SQL Saturday 710 but it didn’t go as well as I would have liked (i.e. I had trouble getting my demo working).  Since the demo didn’t work live I thought I would show you … Continue reading

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My Takeaway from Reading When

Book: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect TimingAuthor: Daniel H. Pink Any book that promotes napping is a win for me. These days it’s easy for me to catch a couple ZZZs as I work from home. When I was … Continue reading

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Thank you for Attending my SQL Saturday 840 Presentation – Create a Time Travelling Database

Thank you to everyone who attended my SQL Saturday 840 “Create a Time Travelling Database” presentation. I enjoyed your questions and the discussion after the presentation. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to me at … Continue reading

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Introduction to ORMs for DBAs: Part 7 – Create GamePlayers Table

I gave the Introduction to ORMs for DBAs presentation at SQL Saturday 710 but it didn’t go as well as I would have liked (i.e. I had trouble getting my demo working).  Since the demo didn’t work live I thought I would show you … Continue reading

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My Takeaway from Moneyball

Book: Moneyball: The Art Of Winning An Unfair GameAuthor: Michael Lewis Both the movie and book are great and truth be told I watched the movie well before reading the book. In both cases they do a great job of … Continue reading

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Today I Learned How to Create a React-Rails App

A working example can be found here in the Saturday MP Examples GitHub. First thing you need to do is create a basic Rails app as outlined in my previous post.  My setup is the same as creating Rails app: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS host … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Saturday MP (i.e. Chris and Ada) are taking some time off over the holidays to visit with family, friends, and spending a day not changing out of our pyjamas and playing games all day.  We will be back to our … Continue reading

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