Moving From WordPress to an Azure Static Site with Hugo

Moving From WordPress to an Azure Static Site with Hugo

I’ve moved from WordPress to an Azure Static website built with Hugo. The conversion, including grooming all my old posts and a special setup for my free courses took up most of my personal time for a week (including a 4 day weekend).

Here’s why I made the change. I’ll also share the basic components I chose for my site, the tools and steps I used in the conversion, and some lessons learned from the implementation.

Ten Ideas to Improve Online Tech Conferences

Ten Ideas to Improve Online Tech Conferences

Amid the global pandemic, online tech conferences have had a natural surge in popularity. I’ve attended quite a few of these in 2020 across several technical areas (database tech, DevOps, privacy, tech research). The conferences have been both large and small, both free and paid, and have been held across a few different regions and time zones.

Down Tools Week 2020 (10 minute video/podcast episode)

Down Tools Week 2020 (10 minute video/podcast episode)

It’s Down Tools Week at Redgate.

In this episode, I share what “Down Tools Week” is, what I’m working on this week, and why I think it’s a terrific experience for fostering creativity, innovation, and teamwork. In closing I share some thoughts on variations of this kind of project which you might use in your own organization.

How to Spell and Capitalize tempdb for SQL Server

How to Spell and Capitalize tempdb for SQL Server

No matter what I write in this post, some of y’all are going to tell me I’m wrong. That’s inevitable, because I’m writing about tempdb: a database so complex and mysterious in SQL Server, that even the spelling and capitalization of the database name is a topic of great disagreement. Note: nearly everyone has been inconsistent about this You might think, “This is easy, just check Microsoft’s documentation to find the answer.
Learn TSQL for free online - starting today

Learn TSQL for free online - starting today

Thanks to the support of Redgate, I’ve launched a new course which teaches you the basics of TSQL. The course is totally free, no logins required – we don’t even ask for the email address. Check out the course on Redgate University The course is here: https://www.red-gate.com/hub/university/courses/t-sql/tsql-for-beginners Each week has an embedded video for the course, along with a link to the syllabus and scripts. The videos also have a timeline in case you wish to jump to a particular part of the discussion.