I’ve been in the technology realm for over 15 years now. In every place I’ve worked, from brand new developer to architect, there is a common problem. The technology team tends to be very separated from the people who use what they create and support. There are support representatives who take calls, emails or chats […]

If you’ve read my previous two posts, you know I’ve had some issues with Azure Data Factory lately. But it hasn’t deterred me from using it. I still like the tool. One thing that has been difficult is the lack of good tutorials on using it (or maybe I just can’t find them). Microsoft has […]

I ran into another generic error today while trying to publish changes to an Azure Data Factory pipeline. One of the things that really irks me with this tool is that the error messages are famously unhelpful. They don’t tell you what the problem is directly. Instead, they redirect you to unhelpful, generic documentation. Here […]

Lately I’ve been using Azure Data Factory for a few data movement tasks. Like a good developer, I linked my factory to GitHub. I like to know I can recover from big mistakes somewhat easily. However, I ran into issues when something got out of whack. I’ll address two issues here: Azure Data Factory reporting […]

Stuff here could apply to other industries and professions. I work in technology, so that’s the spin. If you work in technology you have seen ugly things. Not many of us want to work on them. They’re the old relics of software teams past, where all product knowledge has disappeared. The projects you want to […]

When I’m learning a new language, there are a few basic things I like to do. Such as playing with arrays and iterators. A common practice for me is to filter or map items based based on whether they are even or odd. Today I decided to mix it up a bit and see if […]

I Did It! I really like JetBrains products. I use DataGrip all the time in my role as a DBA. I’m in the process of switching our company over the Active Directory logins and wanted to take things for a spin. Being that most of my work is done on a Mac, DataGrip is pretty […]

Typescript, Unit tests and AWS Lambdas – Part 1

I admit it. I like it. I’ve taken a keen liking to developing with Typescript. Especially combining it with AWS Lambda functions. I don’t tend to jump on the newest development fad bandwagon, but my job took me down this path. And I’m glad for it. I still won’t give up Java™ as my favorite […]

Learn From My Mistakes. Or don’t. After one has developed a few large applications, lessons tend to be learned. The kind of things seasoned pros shake their heads at and retort “welcome to the club.” Things a lot of us learn the hard way, even though we’ve been warned. I thought I would share some nuggets of developer […]

Programming – Fantastically Frustrating

dI Thought I Wanted To Program… When I was a kid, I wanted to be a programmer. My dad bought a Tandy Color Computer II and I couldn’t tear myself away from it. I would program it in Tandy Basic every chance I had. I was 5. The original Nintendo Entertainment System was released to the […]

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