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Archives: January 2013

Photo cataloguer

If you are anything like me, by know you will have a few thousand digital images spread across multiple directories and heaven knows how many of those are duplicates!

Here’s a little powershell script I use to try and keep them in order,  it recursively scans a directory (hardcoded to… Read more

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Posted in Dave Ballantynes blog on 20 January 2013

Scaling out SQLLunch UK

As you may be aware, I have been running a lunch time user group ‘SQLLunch UK’  having stolen drawn inspiration from Patrick Leblanc (t|b) ’s SQLLunch webcasts.  These however are not traditional webcasts, as although we use remote speakers,  to watch you have to get away… Read more

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Posted in Dave Ballantynes blog on 11 January 2013

SSDT – TSQL Unit testing in multiple environments

Late in December, one the long awaited portions of functionality inside SSDT was released to an eager public, that being unit testing.  There has been a lot of noise generated about sql unit testing as a concept recently and hopefully you have decided that that is now the way to… Read more

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Posted in Dave Ballantynes blog on 7 January 2013

When is a whitespace not a whitespace ?

As I'm sure I must have mentioned in the past, I’m presently involved in a large ALM project at a client.  Part of this project is using Sql Server Data Tools (SSDT) to aid the developer experience and to establish the schema under source control as “The Truth”.

SSDT, has… Read more

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Posted in Dave Ballantynes blog on 4 January 2013