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Testing your resx files to see if all languages have the same items.

It’s one of those things you need to when writing multilingual applications. Create resource file (resx) for each language you want to support. And then you add an item and forget to add it to one of language files and then, oops empty label. We don’t want that. And we write tests, so why not […]

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Elasticsearch and my setup. Part 1: the why and the how.

Introduction Over the past few years I used elasticsearch, one bit for using as a fulltextsearch engine and one bit as using to store logdata. Somehow I ended up with 2 seperate elasticsearch server, each forming their own cluster. The cluster was in a yellow state most of the time if not red the ther […]

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Transactional Replication from Availability Groups to Azure SQL Database: Part 5 – Testing

This is part 5 of a 5-part series. Part 1 – Planning Part 2 – The Distributor Part 3 – The Publisher Part 4 – The Subscriber Part 5 – Testing   Scenario Publishers: servers SQL2014AG1 and SQL2014AG2, database AGTest Distributor: stand-alone server, SQL2014demo Subscriber: Azure SQL Database – server jessqldb2, database ReplicationTest Time to […]

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Transactional Replication from Availability Groups to Azure SQL Database: Part 4 – The Subscriber

This is part 4 of a 5-part series. Part 1 – Planning Part 2 – The Distributor Part 3 – The Publisher Part 4 – The Subscriber Part 5 – Testing   Scenario Publishers: servers SQL2014AG1 and SQL2014AG2, database AGTest Distributor: stand-alone server, SQL2014demo Subscriber: Azure SQL Database – server jessqldb2, database ReplicationTest Setting up […]

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Transactional Replication from Availability Groups to Azure SQL Database: Part 3 – The Publisher

This is part 3 of a 5-part series. Part 1 – Planning Part 2 – The Distributor Part 3 – The Publisher Part 4 – The Subscriber Part 5 – Testing   Scenario Publishers: servers SQL2014AG1 and SQL2014AG2, database AGTest Distributor: stand-alone server, SQL2014demo Subscriber: Azure SQL Database – server jessqldb2, database ReplicationTest Setting up […]

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Transactional Replication from Availability Groups to Azure SQL Database: Part 2 – The Distributor

This is part 2 of a 5-part series. Part 1 – Planning Part 2 – The Distributor Part 3 – The Publisher Part 4 – The Subscriber Part 5 – Testing   Scenario Publishers: servers SQL2014AG1 and SQL2014AG2, database AGTest Distributor: stand-alone server, SQL2014demo Subscriber: Azure SQL Database – server jessqldb2, database ReplicationTest Setting up […]

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Running Nunit tests from your code

How to run tests in your VB.Net script, and if you ask nicely I’m sure this works in C# too.

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T-SQL Tuesday #84: Growing New Speakers – Dealing with Failure

I’m joining this month’s #tsql2sday blog party as Andy Yun (blog | Twitter) has asked speakers to provide advice to new presenters. I’ve been presenting technical content for several years, and I think it’s one of the best things I’ve done for my career. It’s forced me to learn new things, given me self-confidence, and […]

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I’m talking SQL Server, Azure, and Extended Events at SQLintersection

I’ll be in Las Vegas October 24-28, 2016 for SQLintersection, part of the DEVintersection conference series! Why attend DEVintersection? It “brings your favorite Microsoft leaders, engineers and industry experts together to educate, network, and share their expertise with you. Just this year, ASP.NET Core, SQL Server 2016, Visual Studio 2015, Windows 10 and SharePoint 2016 […]

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Announcing SQL Saturday Minnesota #557 Pre-Conference Seminars!

Before we know it, October will be upon us and it will be time for another SQL Saturday Minnesota!  If you have not yet registered for this free day of training on Saturday October 1st, please visit the site and sign up now! Since no SQL Saturday Minnesota would be complete without a full slate of pre-cons, PASSMN and the organizers of SQL […]

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