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Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog

Ed is a Sql developer who has a mixed background in support, as a dba and as a developer working with a number of languages c, c#, vb, go, assembly with a variety of technologies and is currently trying to make the sql developer community a little bit more agile, one build step at a time!

Archives: December 2017

Azure ARM template function internals

I have been working with azure arm functions for quite a while and they are exceptionally useful but also quite a pain to work with, visualizing what it is that the functions will resolve to is often hard.

If you haven't used an ARM template, ARM templates are JSON documents…

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0 comments, 380 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 18 December 2017

Azure ARM template function internals

I have been working with azure arm functions for quite a while and they are exceptionally useful but also quite a pain to work with, visualizing what it is that the functions will resolve to is often hard. If you haven’t used an ARM template, ARM templates are JSON documents…

Read more

0 comments, 17 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 18 December 2017

Azure ARM template function internals

I have been working with azure arm functions for quite a while and they are exceptionally useful but also quite a pain to work with, visualizing what it is that the functions will resolve to is often hard. If you haven’t used an ARM template, ARM templates are JSON documents…

Read more

0 comments, 18 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 18 December 2017

xSQLServer is dead long live SqlServerDsc

I have had a problem with DSC in Azure Automation for a few months now, there was a change made to the xSqlServer DSC resource which meant that the paths internally were too long to be compiled on Azure Automation, I don't even really want to think why because the…

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0 comments, 284 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 15 December 2017

xSQLServer is dead long live SqlServerDsc

I have had a problem with DSC in Azure Automation for a few months now, there was a change made to the xSqlServer DSC resource which meant that the paths internally were too long to be compiled on Azure Automation, I don’t even really want to think why because the…

Read more

0 comments, 17 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 15 December 2017

xSQLServer is dead long live SqlServerDsc

I have had a problem with DSC in Azure Automation for a few months now, there was a change made to the xSqlServer DSC resource which meant that the paths internally were too long to be compiled on Azure Automation, I don’t even really want to think why because the…

Read more

0 comments, 26 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 15 December 2017

What The Tool? Multiple choice quiz to help you choose a tool for SQL Server

There are a few different choices for tools to use when it comes to SQL Server, while the "experienced" amongst us have used query analyzer, enterprise manager and probably ssms it isn't always clear what tool you should use. If you consider sql operations studio and vscode it is a…

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0 comments, 297 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 14 December 2017

What The Tool? Multiple choice quiz to help you choose a tool for SQL Server

There are a few different choices for tools to use when it comes to SQL Server, while the “experienced” amongst us have used query analyzer, enterprise manager and probably ssms it isn’t always clear what tool you should use. If you consider sql operations studio and vscode it is a…

Read more

0 comments, 15 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 14 December 2017

What The Tool? Multiple choice quiz to help you choose a tool for SQL Server

There are a few different choices for tools to use when it comes to SQL Server, while the “experienced” amongst us have used query analyzer, enterprise manager and probably ssms it isn’t always clear what tool you should use. If you consider sql operations studio and vscode it is a…

Read more

0 comments, 15 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 14 December 2017

My Azure ARM template development workflow

Writing infrastructure as code is pretty nice and I enjoy the declarative approach of defining what you want and letting the tooling take care of the how. I guess this is because of my background as a SQL developer.

What I don't like so much is the development experience and…

Read more

0 comments, 1,204 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 13 December 2017

My Azure ARM template development workflow

Writing infrastructure as code is pretty nice and I enjoy the declarative approach of defining what you want and letting the tooling take care of the how. I guess this is because of my background as a SQL developer. What I don’t like so much is the development experience and…

Read more

0 comments, 17 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 13 December 2017

My Azure ARM template development workflow

Writing infrastructure as code is pretty nice and I enjoy the declarative approach of defining what you want and letting the tooling take care of the how. I guess this is because of my background as a SQL developer. What I don’t like so much is the development experience and…

Read more

0 comments, 19 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 13 December 2017

ARMED - Where is the source?

ARMED, where is the source?

For quite a few years I’ve been putting everything I wrote on github and made most of it open source with a permissive license like MIT or Apache2. If anyone asked then I would be happy to change any licenses, whatever they wanted but with…

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0 comments, 248 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 9 December 2017

ARMED - Where is the source?

ARMED, where is the source? For quite a few years I’ve been putting everything I wrote on github and made most of it open source with a permissive license like MIT or Apache2. If anyone asked then I would be happy to change any licenses, whatever they wanted but with…

Read more

0 comments, 16 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 9 December 2017

ARMED - Where is the source?

ARMED, where is the source? For quite a few years I’ve been putting everything I wrote on github and made most of it open source with a permissive license like MIT or Apache2. If anyone asked then I would be happy to change any licenses, whatever they wanted but with…

Read more

0 comments, 23 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 9 December 2017

ARMED - ARM resource dependency graph inside VSCode

I think the title sums it up, I have published a new version of ARMED the arm helper extension for VSCode.

This version includes the ability to see a graph of the resources and how they relate to each other:

There are a couple of limitations at the moment this…

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0 comments, 302 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 8 December 2017

ARMED - ARM resource dependency graph inside VSCode

I think the title sums it up, I have published a new version of ARMED the arm helper extension for VSCode. This version includes the ability to see a graph of the resources and how they relate to each other: There are a couple of limitations at the moment this…

Read more

0 comments, 16 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 8 December 2017

ARMED - ARM resource dependency graph inside VSCode

I think the title sums it up, I have published a new version of ARMED the arm helper extension for VSCode. This version includes the ability to see a graph of the resources and how they relate to each other: There are a couple of limitations at the moment this…

Read more

0 comments, 16 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 8 December 2017

ARMED - Azure ARM VS Code extension

I have been working with ARM templates for a little while and have found it really annoying to test functions inside the templates, you see if you have an ARM template it is a JSON document made up of lots of key/values like:

{"name": "a_name"}

but it is slightly more…

Read more

0 comments, 1,110 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 6 December 2017

ARMED - Azure ARM VS Code extension

I have been working with ARM templates for a little while and have found it really annoying to test functions inside the templates, you see if you have an ARM template it is a JSON document made up of lots of key/values like: {"name": "a_name"} but it is slightly more…

Read more

0 comments, 20 reads

Posted in Ed Elliott's Sql Developer Blog on 6 December 2017

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