• Exploring Additional Azure Cosmos DB APIs

    In yesterday’s post, I included links for getting started with the SQL API . In today’s post, we’re going to look at the other APIs that you can use with Azure Cosmos DB: Cassandra API – column family API Gremlin API – graph database API Azure Cosmos... Read the full text.
  • Azure Cosmos DB for the Relational Mind

    Last year, I started talking more about my adventures in Azure Cosmos DB. For databases week, I’m going to tackle Azure Cosmos DB in 2 parts – the platform with their SQL API and the rest of the APIs. Why? I know many of my followers have come into the... Read the full text.
  • MySQL and PostgreSQL… in Azure!

    My love of data isn’t contained to just SQL Server. That was the data platform that I used heavily at work. However, I also have worked with MySQL and PostgreSQL. One of my first coding projects for an employer outside of the internship role was an inventory... Read the full text.
  • SQL Server Offerings in Azure

    A huge chunk of my career has been in the SQL Server realm – developing Crystal Reports that consume SQL Server results, learning SQL Server administration so that I could ramp up as the sole DBA, building SSIS packages for ETL, standing up SQL Server... Read the full text.
  • Learning Azure – Delving into Databases

    This week, my Learning Azure series will be talking about some of the databases available on Azure. Which databases are on Azure? There are many databases on Azure – including relational data in Azure SQL, NoSQL with Azure Cosmos DB, and even... Read the full text.
  • Serverless hosting with Azure Functions

    In today’s adventures with Learning Azure , I want to get you moving with a serverless solution in Azure called Azure Functions . What are Azure Functions? Azure Functions are not something you’ll see rendered on a front-end somewhere. They... Read the full text.
  • Azure Hosting with Azure App Service

    Yesterday, I talked about the hosting option for front-end apps that don’t require server rendering. Azure Static Web Apps takes care of that. Today, we’ll explore a hosting offering that does support server rendering – Azure App Service ! Disclaimer... Read the full text.
  • Talking about Azure Static Web Apps

    For today’s Learning Azure adventure, I want to talk about an Azure offering that hosts sites where server rendering isn’t required. Think about sites where HTML, CSS, and JavaScript work without server rendering. Think about Blazor . Imagine those apps... Read the full text.
  • Free Azure Services?!

    In today’s post for our Learning Azure series, we’re going to look at some of the services available for FREE * in Azure. * These are various distinctions of FREE and as of August 2, 2022. If you are seeing this at a later date, you will want to... Read the full text.
  • August is for Learning Azure

    Over the past couple months, Jerome Hardaway has been tweeting about reading the docs, and his latest tweet about the docs inspired me: (1) Jerome Hardaway on Twitter: “This is your regular reminder to if you’re new to code to RTFD ( Read The F*cking... Read the full text.
  • Cultivating a Culture of Learning

    Last week, LDLockhartJr posted what he called a potentially hot take: Lawrence AKA Coding Paths on Twitter: “Potentially hot take: once you get your feet wet in “tech”, it’s perfectly fine to be mentor and mentee. Always learning and willing to share... Read the full text.
  • Always Learning and Willing to Share

    Last week, LDLockhartJr posted what he called a potentially hot take: Lawrence AKA Coding Paths on Twitter: “Potentially hot take: once you get your feet wet in “tech”, it’s perfectly fine to be mentor and mentee. Always learning and willing to share... Read the full text.
  • Choosing Between Azure DevOps and GitHub

    Every time I do an Azure DevOps talk, I get someone asking me about migrating from GitHub to Azure DevOps. Every time, I have to ask “Why do you want to migrate from GitHub to Azure DevOps?” Why would you choose between Azure DevOps and GitHub? Or better... Read the full text.
  • Adding Super-Linter to the Azure DevOps Build

    This is a continuation of the Azure DevOps + Azure App Service adventures. The other posts in this series are: Working with Azure DevOps + Azure App Service – Part 1 Working with Azure DevOps + Azure App Service – Part 2 When I did my presentation... Read the full text.
  • Working with Azure DevOps + Azure App Service – Part 2

    This blog post accompanies a demo I did for my Intro to Azure DevOps talk with the Northeast Ohio Women in Tech group. I’m breaking this up into multiple parts in order to talk through the Azure App Service adventures. We will try to stay within the browser... Read the full text.
  • Working with Azure DevOps + Azure App Service – Part 1

    This blog post accompanies a demo I did for my Intro to Azure DevOps talk with the Northeast Ohio Women in Tech (NEOWIT) group yesterday . I’m breaking this up into multiple parts in order to talk through the Azure App Service adventures. We will try... Read the full text.
  • Upcoming Presentations – July – September 2022

    It’s that time of year where I need to step back and look at my calendar and the adventures ahead. We’ve got summer camps and conferences galore, and I’m the one who keeps eyes on the general family calendar. So what am I up to? Let’s take a look! ... Read the full text.
  • Taking Screenshots with Browsers

    Over the past month, I was lucky enough to work with Cephas (the guy in this video on building your first web app in Azure ), and he showed me how to take screenshots of nodes in one of the browsers. This got me thinking… but I didn’t have time to do... Read the full text.
  • 2022 – A Wild Developer Journey So Far!

    I thought 2022 was going to be my year of data. I figured I’d have fun playing in data libraries, living in Python and SQL, and explore other tools in the data realm. I even created a new blog to focus on data – Data-Adventurer.com . However, 2022 decided... Read the full text.
  • Getting OCI8 extension working with PHP 8.0 on Azure App Service

    Over the past couple months, I have been Tweeting about PHP and Azure. Now that my projects are slowing down, I want to share one of the things I figured out in working with PHP and Azure. My client had a WordPress plugin that communicated with an... Read the full text.
  • Upcoming Talks

    After talking with some friends about representation of women in tech conferences, I’ve decided to focus most of my efforts on technical talks this year. So…. what’s in store? Predicting Flights with Azure Databricks Databricks is a popular... Read the full text.
  • International Women’s Day

    March 8 is International Women’s Day . It was first honored in 1911, and the history of the day can be seen on this page IWD: History of International Women’s Day . This year’s theme is Break the Bias . I am taking today’s post to bring light to... Read the full text.
  • Resurrecting the blog

    After years of dormancy and clearing the blog, I decided 2022 would be my year of data adventures. It would be the year that I pick up writing more on my new data blog – Data-Adventurer.com . I would be able to consult on data projects and get back to... Read the full text.
  • Getting Past Biases

    As I was growing up, certain biases were established that I never thought I would get past: Pink is a girl’s color, and blue is a boy’s color. (Oh, marketing folks… social “norms”…) Lawn mowing is a man’s job. (My dad never had my mom mow the lawn... Read the full text.
  • My Super Power – Debugging!

    Almost every night, my boys want me to read books about Iron Man, Hulk, Spiderman, Thor, and even the Guardians of the Galaxy.  They are all about superheroes and villains and super powers.  This had me thinking about all of the skills that make me who... Read the full text.