Friday Reading 2017-01-06

Happy New Year to all of you out there! I know, I know it’s a week late but hey I’ve had a bit of a hectic one plus once again I’ve managed to catch the same bug that I always seem to get this time of year (excuses, excuses).

Well 2016 was a bit of a wild ride, wonder what 2017 has in-store for us? Personally I’m hoping that container technology continues to mature, the bugs are fixed in SSMS (possibly see that dark theme released? ha!) and that we see some cool blog posts about SQL on linux being utilised. I’ve read enough posts on how to install SQL on linux but I wonder how many people out there are actually using it (someone’s got to be mad enough)?

Anyway this week I’ve been reading: –

Magnificent app which corrects your previous console command
Anyone out there using bash on windows? Anyone out there as terrible at typing as I am? Have a look at this…

The Input Club
Custom mechanical keyboards? Yes please!

Leave your comfort zone in 2017
Irish Times article on 5 keys areas to focus on when trying to leave your comfort zone.

Running SQL queries with Visual Studio Code
Rob Sewell guides us through using VS Code to run t-sql queries

Wired – Microsoft’s old school database was the surprise software of the year
Anyone else roll their eyes at “old school”?

And finally…

Dr Donald Henderson
With so many celebrity deaths in 2016, I want to draw attention to Dr Donald Henderson who also died last year at 87. Dr Henderson was instrumental in the eradication of the smallpox virus and as such has saved countless lives.

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