Python

Python: Where to Start?

Docs Bookmark these! Python 2 documentation Python 3 documentation Downloadable PDF of some changes Why Python 3? New to Python? …but not to programming in general? Start with Transforming Code into Beautiful, Idiomatic Python The official Python tutorial! (or for python 2) How do I choose between Python 2 or 3? Learn Python2 in Y Minutes Learn Python3 […]

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Tech

What is an API?

If you spend time around software or internet tools you’ve likely heard the term “API”. API stands for “application programming interface”. There are tons of APIs available online for software developers to use to integrate information from other applications into their own software. What is an API? An API is a system of tools and […]

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Containers
Docker

Docker Containers: Common Issues

Issue: I am trying to build a development SQL Server that I can continue to learn SQL on and use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to access on a Windows PC. However I wish to use SSMS on my Windows PC and am unsure how I begin to connect to the remote box. In […]

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Containers
Docker

Docker Containers: Creating a SQL Server Demo Environment

Running SQL Server in a Docker Container In order to run our SQL Server container we have to execute the following code in PowerShell:  Note The password should follow the SQL Server default password policy, otherwise the container can not setup SQL server and will stop working. By default, the password must be at least 8 […]

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Containers
Docker

Docker Containers: Getting An Image

I will be working with Docker running on Windows (although sometimes on Linux). Docker appears to be the most popular and has a strong standard. You can go here to get the appropriate Docker installation. If you are unfamiliar with what a container is or why they are used Docker has a great explanation here. Basically, a […]

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Containers
Docker

Docker Containers: Why?

Since discovering Docker, I rarely find my self directly installing software on my computer or home lab. Whether is it a database server (Microsoft SQL Server) or I am just wanting to explore something new  I try to find or build an appropriate Docker image. Installing software is not hard, however using Docker saves time […]

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CCNA
Certifications
Cisco

CCNA Routing and Switching Updated

Cisco is announcing updates to its most popular certification, CCNA Routing and Switching which will enable customers to fully benefit from the power of Cisco’s latest technologies. The role and skills required of a core network engineer will evolve significantly.  Through these next generation training and certification offerings, IT professionals will be able to demonstrate […]

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Lab Environment

Picked up a Dell PowerEdge R710

Added a couple of new pieces of hardware to my homelab this week; a Dell PowerEdge R710 and a Dell PowerConnect 2824 1GB Switch. I’ll be installing CentOS 7 on it to begin my Linux+ and Red Hat Certification studies.

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Certification
Microsoft
Windows Server

Passed: MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

So, I passed the MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals exam today. I added the book to my collection back in November to round out my studies with Windows 7, and thought since I had the book, and had studied it I might as well take the exam to verify my knowledge.

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Certification
Microsoft

Microsoft Certification Booster Pack

Microsoft  has released a new certification offer called Booster Packs.

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