Times and Timezones in NodeJS using Moment.js

Times and Timezones in NodeJS using Moment.js

What MongoDB is and what it does well

What MongoDB is and what it does well

MongoDB is a very popular database, in fact, we love blogging about it. But what is MongoDB? And what are the best things to do with it, and what shouldn't I do with it? I get asked this a lot so here are the answers to these questions. Don't worry if you're not a...

Azure First Thoughts: Drinking From the Blue Fountain

Azure First Thoughts: Drinking From the Blue Fountain

Recently The Cloud at OptimalBI has taken a more bluish tinge. We have always liked a little Microsoft here at OptimalBI Ltd with our C#s and our SQL Servers, and as such our ventures over to the land of the long blue cloud were inevitable. Azure is one of the fastest...

Commenting Code: Its Why, Not How

Commenting Code: Its Why, Not How

As a developer you are always taught to comment code, but often people leave out what commenting code actually means and the difference between a helpful comment and a wasteful one. Commenting for the public When you write code libraries or are writing code that code...

How Could SQL Server MDS help you?

How Could SQL Server MDS help you?

In my previous blog about SQL Server Master Data Services (MDS) I gave an overview of the MDS data management tool from Microsoft. In this blog, I'm going to give a couple of examples of the types of problems MDS could solve. The simple case is when a user uploads...