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IBM i Dotfiles CLI RPM & SoBored RPM Repo

December 28, 2018 - https://sobo.red

Due to community feedback about the install process and usage of my IBM i Dotfiles, I have decided to create a command line interface (CLI) and an RPM to install the aforementioned CLI. Welcome the IBM i CLI RPM and SoBored RPM Repo. This was also an experiment for myself to learn how to build RPMs and host an RPM repo. I have a feeling that I’ll be adding more RPMs over time. Read more about IBM i Dotfiles CLI RPM & SoBored RPM Repo

Setting up a static site in S3

November 29, 2018 - https://veknet.net

A Static Website I had a great conversation with a friend from work about doing some devblog stuff. Till then, I hadn’t heard of generating static web pages, especially not with some content generator. I was intrigued to say the least. Here we are, writing a devblog and utilizing some cool stuff. The only problems I have with this plan: The phrase devblog is not my favorite, and I’m not great at writing. Read more about Setting up a static site in S3

Template Literals and Tagged Templates

September 2, 2018 - http://www.milesrausch.com

The ES6 spec blessed us with a new string superpower. Strings are already pretty lucky. Developers can use single quotes or double quotes to wrap around a string. (Some languages only get half that many options!) So what need is there for another (apparent) string wrapper? Template Literals Template Literals solve a couple thorny issues with traditional strings. Whether you wrap a string in single or double quotes, it’s still a static line of text. Read more about Template Literals and Tagged Templates

IBM i Dotfiles – How to Configure BASH on IBM i

June 8, 2018 - https://sobo.red

Dotfiles – Hidden configuration files, usually found in one’s home directory, that are characterized by the dot at the beginning of the filename. Example: .profile If you’re like me and need to access many IBM i instances, copying your dotfile configurations and keeping them synced between instances can become cumbersome. Maybe you don’t need to access multiple IBM i instances, but you have complex configurations and scripts, and would like to keep them version controlled simply for organization and backup. Read more about IBM i Dotfiles – How to Configure BASH on IBM i

Inspecting OpenEdge metadata with SQL

December 3, 2017 - https://blog.zedfox.us/

Inspecting OpenEdge metadata with SQL OpenEdge’s virtual system tables (VSTs) provide excellent statistics that help in database development and maintenance. This article shows a few SQL statements that help reveal information about the database. SQL to query metadata Show all VST tables that contain metadata. Find columns in a table Show all the indexes on a table Assuming UPDATE TABLE STATISTICS AND INDEX STATISTICS AND ALL COLUMN has been run, get # of records for each table. Read more about Inspecting OpenEdge metadata with SQL

Viewing query plan with SQL in OpenEdge

December 3, 2017 - https://blog.zedfox.us/

Viewing query plan with SQL in OpenEdge It is important to review query plan produced by the database and improve queries from time to time. OpenEdge generates query plan for the queries you write. This article shows how to view query plan in OpenEdge. View query plan Let’s say the query below is taking a long time: When this query is executed, _sql_plan table is populated with information about how the query was processed. Read more about Viewing query plan with SQL in OpenEdge

Create table with SQL in OpenEdge

December 3, 2017 - https://blog.zedfox.us/

Create table with SQL in OpenEdge One of the most basic and important database objects is tables. We can create tables with either ABL or SQL. This article discusses how to create table with SQL and the various datatypes and constraints that can be used to create them. Documentation of create table is covered quite well on https://documentation.progress.com/output/ua/OpenEdge_latest/index.html#page/dmsrf/create-table.html. Primary key and unique key in OpenEdge Progress OpenEdge has primary and unique key constraints. Read more about Create table with SQL in OpenEdge

Add React Hot Reloading to create-react-app

April 6, 2017 - http://joshbroton.com

I love create-react-app. I’ve used it as the boilerplate generator for the last 4 projects I’ve worked on. I’ve tried other React boilerplates, but always come back because of it’s great foundation, as well as it’s ability to be ejected and customized. One thing I miss dearly is hot reloading. React Hot Loader is, in my opinion, one of the killer features of React that makes it better/faster to develop with than any other front-end technology I’ve ever used. Read more about Add React Hot Reloading to create-react-app

PostCSS: A Dumb Name For an Awesome Thing

June 22, 2016 - http://www.milesrausch.com

Bolstered by my reception at the South Dakota Code Camp, I updated and presented my PostCSS talk at dev.Objective() 2016, one of the best web development and CFML conferences in the states. I think it went well, despite my quickly expiring laptop. You can view the slides on Slides.com. You can browse the demo repository on GitHub.com. You can learn more about my postcss-placehold plugin on GitHub.com. Thanks to everyone who came! Read more about PostCSS: A Dumb Name For an Awesome Thing