Ruby, TinyTDS, and Azure SQL Database update

I got a note the other day that the 0.6.3-rc2 version of TinyTDS now includes the security bits needed to communicate with Azure SQL Database, on the Windows platform (it worked on other platforms just fine.) Previously, you had to manually build it against OpenSSL for it to work on Windows platforms, but with the…

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PowerShell and Maven

I’m not normally a big PowerShell user, but the new version in the Windows 10 beta is pretty nice. It has some new tricks like coloring various bits of syntax and stuff like that. Also, it defaults to something that looks like a cmd.exe prompt. Anyway, I’ve been using it recently instead of cmd.exe, but…

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Atom.io for Markdown editing

A while back, Atom.io replaced Sublime Text as my go-to editor of choice for most things (I still use Visual Studio for .NET, but I work at Microsoft so that’s expected I guess.) Since I work on the documentation team, a lot of what I use Atom for is Markdown authoring. Some folks on my…

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Hello again, it’s been a while.

It’s been a while since I posted here, mostly it’s been a combination of vacation and moving to a new technology space that’s taken all my time and will to blog. And being sort of bored/depressed with limitations of the blogging software for MSDN. I’m seriously considering moving the blog to some other software and…

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