Author Archives: Chris C

Today I Learned how to Copy a Putty Key From Windows to a Mac

You created a private Putty key on Windows workstation to access a remote service but now you need to access that same remote service from a Mac workstation.  In my case I need to access the same Git repository from … Continue reading

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Today I Learned How to Create a Key Pair Using PuTTY

I recently had to generate a private/public key pair to access a Git repository.  While I’ve done this several times before I never do it enough to remember all the steps so this time I wrote it down. Since my … Continue reading

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Today I Learned how to Install PostgreSQL in Ubuntu

For an upcoming project I’m thinking of using PostgreSQL.  I’ve heard lots of great things about PostgreSQL in the past but have been too scared lazy busy to try it. What changed my mind was JetBrains DataGrip database client.  I’m sure there … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: New Tools Require New Standards

I recently started a new contract that involves tools and software languages I normally don’t use.   I have to remember that .NET best practices don’t necessarily translate to PHP/Java.  I have to remember that New Tools Require New Standards (originally … Continue reading

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Introduction to Object-Relational Mapping for DBAs – Part 3

Why Developers Use ORMs (i.e. their Strengths) This is the third and final part of a lighting talk I’m giving at the SQL Saturday Edmonton Speaker Idol Contest.   Imagine I’m actually speaking the words below and showing some of the … Continue reading

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Introduction to Object-Relational Mapping for DBAs – Part 2

This is part two of a lighting talk I’m giving at the SQL Saturday Edmonton Speaker Idol Contest.   Imagine I’m actually speaking the words below and showing some of the images on slides and/or doing a demo.  Code can be found here. … Continue reading

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Introduction to Object-Relational Mapping for DBAs – Part 1

This is the part one of a lighting talk I’m giving at the SQL Saturday Edmonton Speaker Idol Contest.   Imagine I’m actually speaking the words below and showing some of the images on slides and/or doing a demo.  Code can be … Continue reading

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XPlugins.iOS.BEMCheckBox 1.4.3 Released

I’m happy to announce the release of XPlugins.iOS.BEMCheckBox 1.4.3.  The main feature of this release is exposing the DidTapCheckBox event in the underlying BEMCheckBox.  You can find a full list of issues fixed in this release here. The easiest way to … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays and all the Best in 2018!

This morning I made my last shopping trip before Christmas, at least I hope it’s my last trip. Pro tip: the Costco near us officially opens at 10am but if you show up at 9:45ish they will let you in.  … Continue reading

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Today I Learned How to Fix Illegal Characters in Path Error with TeamCity and RealmDB

When building a Xamarin application one step is to build the Android APK file.  This is a MsBuild step in TeamCity that looks like: This step generates the following error: Notice the “*Undefined*Tools” in the directory path.  To fix this … Continue reading

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