Ken Collins

Meta Skills. The personal blog of Ken Collins aka MetaSkills.

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  • 3 years

    Power Moves: SQL Server on Linux, Rails, and Docker

    Microsoft is releasing new versions of SQL Server on Linux more and more frequently. Last month brought us SQL Server 2017 Community Technology Preview 2.0 and like the others before, it's a breeze to use with Docker.
    Around the same time, Rails 5.1 was released. Writing modern web applications using every technology from the backend database to frontend JavaScript has never been more enjoyable. Rails 5.1 also raises intergration with SQL Server to an all-time record...

  • 4 years

    Types of Pain

    Just sharing some pains for the first commit(s) to the SQL Server Rails v5 support effort. These are very raw findings I captured while working. The idea is to share the pains/gains in making a 3rd party adapter for Rails 5. Goals include:
    Have fun with ActiveRecord v5....

  • 4 years

    Microsoft's First Open Source DataCamp

    Rarely do the words "open source" come to mind when the Microsoft Corporation is mentioned. As the maintainer of the SQL Server stack for both Ruby & Rails, and a long time Apple/UNIX fan, I have been engineering solutions to make working with SQL...

  • 5 years

    Customizing Rake Tasks In Rails 4.1 And Higher

    I have been overriding, invoking, and executing custom Rake tasks since I was an early Ruby developer. Tweaking your project's automated tasks are likely the closest thing Rails developers come to building their own light saber. Most popular are adding...

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Created: July 18, 2005

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