Alan and I haven't spoken together for a while. I mean we talk often but not presenting in front of an audience. Last year, Alan and I submitted our Grudge Match: XML vs JSON session to Cleveland and were delighted when chosen. It's a lot more work to coordinate with a speaking partner when choosing when and where the both of us can be. I'm really glad it worked out again. The responses we received the first time were great.
Northern Ohio has a vibrant .NET and SQLcommunity. Cleveland puts on several meetups each month and a couple yearly events like SQL Saturday that bring a large number of people together. The larger companies like Hyland have great facilities and share them with the community and put on great parties.
Cleveland is great. It's a big event with great crowds that give awesome feedback and support. Sometimes with other venues there are issues but I have found that Cleveland really never has many. I've been impress…
I’m really enjoying my new laptop. About a month ago I splurged and upgraded to the Dell XPS 15 9570. It has the 8th Gen 6 core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and Nvidia GTX 1050 TI. So far I’ve only been running Windows but I might make it dual boot later.I’m running on the latest preview builds of Windows and its been pretty fun. This Dell has everything I would need to code almost just about everything.With the GTX, I decided to add some games and the Unity developer tools on it. It’s doing quite well. It a really good gamer compared to other laptops that I’ve owned.One thing that I downgraded was the monitor. I didn’t appreciate the glossy high res touch display on my XPS 13. I actually prefer to code on this matte finish, non-touch, HD display. 1080 is fine and I don’t need the 4k. It has been said that I’ll get better battery life with this set up also.When I’m presenting, 4k doesn’t help all that much either. Most conferences barely have HD projectors. So at a lower resoluti…
SQL Saturday Indy - August 11, 2018
Starting in SQL 2016, two rivals entered the ring in a professional fight for format supremacy. XML seems too fat to compete with the newcomer JSON but a fight has begun. JSON doesn't seem experienced enough to have real punching power but does it have the speed to win? Who is the pound for pound format champion? Come watch this action-packed bout between two titans of SQL.