Your packages, at home with their code, NPM and GitHub.


Publish privately for your team, or publicly for the open source community.  Discover and publish public and private packages in one place. Then seamlessly use and reuse any package as a dependency in a project by downloading it straight from GitHub.

This whole idea sounds good, it is in beta right now


via: GitHub

GitHub and Microsoft in bed together?

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Microsoft is buying the company, and GitHub seems fine with this. As one of the heaviest users of GitHub, Microsoft has been releasing their code on the platform for some time. This seems like there are some synergies here, and this is a great way for Microsoft to continue to open up some of their code and support the development community on all platforms, languages, and environments. Microsoft has said that they’ll keep the open source model, though there is no shortage of concerns and complaints. There are also a fair number of jokesThe Linux Foundation isn’t upset, which should make some people rethink their concerns.

Oh no, the sky is falling.  Microsoft is buying GitHub,  I don’t compete with Microsoft on any level and most of my cohorts don’t either.  With Microsoft’s recent offering including Visual Studio Code and Power-Bi, I expect to see an improved GitHub in the future.


via: SQL Server Central

Getting Started with Mssql-cli Command-Line Query Tool

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Microsoft announced mssql-cli, a SQL Server user-friendly, command line interactive tool hosted by the dbcli-org community on GitHub. It’s an interactive, cross-platform command line query tool. The public preview release of mssql-cli is available for testing. mssql-cli is based on Python and the command-line interface projects such as pgcli and mycli. Microsoft released this tool under the OSF (Open Source Foundation) BSD 3 license.

Some you’re probably wondering why this is important.  Ther are plenty of good GUI tools to help manage the SQL Server databases.  Sometimes nothing beats getting back to basics for coding tools and that means a command line interface (cli).  You can start by constructing some basic building block for repetitive work and build them into a process with PowerShell.

I haven’t tested this yet but it is on my calendar.  If any of you folks out there have used it I would appreciate any feedback.

via: {coding}Sight