Tech’s Two Philosophies

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A great write-up after Google’s jaw-dropping I/O 2018 keynote, about two different approaches that will lead our future tech in two very different ways. The Google and Facebook Philosophy (the computer does your work for you) vs. The Microsoft and Apple’s (the computer enables you to do your work better and more efficient) Tech’s Yin and YangThat there are two […]

Goolge I/O 2018

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Some mind-blowing announcements happened during the Google I/0 2018 keynote. Google’s AI-driven user experience innovation has made things a lot interesting. Gmail – Smart Compose Literally, Gmail can now auto-complete entire emails for you. Just keep hitting the tab button, and Google will auto-complete your message. You can switch it on right now as part of the new Gmail experience […]

SQL Indexing and Tuning eBook

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It’s the free web-edition of SQL Performance Explained, regarding SQL indexing and tuning for DB2, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server. SQL indexing is the most effective tuning method—yet it is often neglected during development. Use The Index, Luke explains SQL indexing from grounds up and doesn’t stop at ORM tools like Hibernate. Use The Index, Luke is the free […]

Free Azure Training Resources

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For anyone interested in diving deep in Azure’s world. Microsoft Training and Certification Azure Essentials – the best place to get started with Azure and learn new skills Pluralsight – free self-paced courses Hands-on Labs – an array of self-paced labs, instructor-led classes, and challenging exercises to practice the skills Certifications – boost your career with a Microsoft certification It’s a […]

Document SQL Server with Database Note Taker

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Database Note Taker is a free note-taking app made specifically for SQL databases. It makes a database schema and structures a lot easier to capture and document, and definitely simplifies the database documentation and takes the guesswork out of everyday development with databases. How does it work? More specifically, Connect to your database. Refresh with the current structure of your database. […]

Names of Large Numbers

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I’ve been wasting time on this free AI-powered game called Paperclip for a few days now. Got to the end a couple of times and extremely satisfied when seeing the numbers quickly pilling up. But what’s really blown my mind was how large the number grows. It quickly passes thousand, million, billion, trillion, fast forward to a point where the names […]

What’s in a Boarding Pass Barcode?

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Next time when you are throwing away a used boarding pass with a barcode on it, please consider tossing it into a shredder instead. Why? Two-dimensional barcodes and QR codes can hold a great deal of information, and the codes printed on airline boarding passes may allow someone to discover more about you, your future travel plans, and your frequent […]