Author Archives: Chris C

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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Today I Learned how to Generate a ERD for Rails Application

Back in the day Rails apps didn’t add foreign keys to database tables.  Believe it or not this was a feature not a bug.  The idea was that you shouldn’t “repeat” the relationship between you models in the code and … Continue reading

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Introduction to ORMs for DBAs: Part 6 – Create GamesPlayed Table and CRUD

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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Introduction to ORMs for DBAs: Part 5 – Create GameResultTypes Table and CRUD

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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Today I Learned how to Create Rails Docker Container Without Ruby Installed

I was curious to see if I could create a Docker container for a new Rails project without having Ruby or Rails installed on the host machine.  To do this I created a new Ubuntu 18 virtual machine with the … Continue reading

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