Another online code editor

In the past I have found and shared online resources for developers (e.g. playcode.io), and today I have another one! htmleditor.io does basically what the URL suggests – it allows you to edit HTML. But it does it all in your browser. And it renders…

Setting NOCOUNT in your Stored Procedures

NOCOUNT is a SQL Server setting that (when activated) will stop SQL Server from returning the “x row(s) affected” message as part of its execution. Although this message is helpful with T-SQL queries in SQL Server Management Studio, it is of little use with Stored…

Notepad++

Today I want to say share how great Notepad++ is. I’m actually surprised I haven’t blogged about it before! At it’s core, it’s a text editor. But here are a few features that I feel make it worth downloading Multiple documents can be opened in…

Excluding FILESTREAM when backing up a Database

When using a script to backup a SQL Server database, it can be tricky to exclude the filestream. But, you can exclude filestream by only including the Primary file group, which typically only includes the data and log files. I hope this helps.

Wikiwand over Wikipedia

Wikipedia has the articles, and Wikiwand makes them beautiful. Wikiwand refers to itself as a “reader” for Wikipedia.org, but it is essentially a restyle of the Wikipedia website. As far as I can tell, every page is ported (it may even be converted dynamically). And…

Web Developer Roadmap

Today I wanted to share an interesting breakdown of how someone could approach the steps to learn development. The breakdown is presented as a “Roadmap”. You can see the original article here. The Roadmap begins with a separation of development areas, in the form of…

Temporary Tables – Local vs Global

Hi all, I just wanted to share a link that has a great explanation on the difference between a local temp table, and a global one. Check it out here! And if you can’t be bothered checking it out, I’ll summarize.. A local temp table…

Introducing playcode.io

Recently learned about the website playcode.co today. The site is essentially an online editor that allows you to write HTML, Java script and CSS onto the screen, and then view it in real time. Similar to websites like Codepen.io, though personally I quite like the…

Amazing element hover effects

Sharing another amazing resource today. This one comes from CodeDrops, and uses some awesome CSS animation. Go check it out! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did (I’m using one of the styles in my footer!)

Recent experience with error messages

Although I am a developer, I am also a consumer and every now and then I have a negative experience with software on the client side of the fence. The “fun” experience was with a local mobile carrier, where I was attempting to add a…