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  1. Ionic App Using Firebase Real-time Database and RaspberryPI-Using DS18B20 Sensor

    I am going to show you how to make a small RaspberryPI server to monitor a temperature using a sensor. I will be using a RaspberryPI, DS18B20 Waterproof Digital temperature sensor. I'll start with how to set up the hardware first and jump to the server side code later. Here is what we need for this project: Hardware Setup The DS18B20 Waterproof Digital temperature sensor has three wires: Yellow - data(GPIO), Red - power(3v) and Blue - ground. Now use the breadboard to make...
  2. CI/CD Pipelines: Importing and Exporting TeamCity projects across different versions

    If you develop applications and are involved with build management and pipelines then you will have heard about TeamCity, a CI / CD solution from JetBrains.Working with my current client we encountered an issue whereby we couldn't import an exported project because I was getting the below error:The selected backup file version (829) does not match the current version of the TeamCity database (856). Only backup files created with a TeamCity server of the same version as the current server are supported.
  3. Programming in Daily Life

    Philosopher Nick Bostrom, director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University in his 'Simulation Argument' stated "Humanity is literally living in a computer simulation. Instead of having brains in vats that are fed by sensory inputs from a simulator, the brains themselves would also be part of the simulation. It would be one big computer program simulating everything, including human brains down to neurons and synapses." (Kuhn, n.d.)A few of the instances of Programming in daily life...
  4. Finding Motivation to Rise Above

    This morning my good friend Stephen Haunts released his new book on beating procrastination and getting focused. My first thought was "I definitely need to read this", because I often struggle with getting enough done in the day. Part of it is the constant distractions from messages, people, other things to do, snacks to eat and many other things. Part of it is just finding the motivation to finish the next Pluralsight course, chase the lead for that new client, read that article on technical subject...
  5. Introduction to Quantum Computing with Q#

    For the past 47 years since Intel released the 4004 in 1971, computing has been following very much the same path. Microprocessors based on transistors and bits switching between 0 and 1 have been the cornerstone of every single consumer and commercial computing experience since then. While we rely on computers for increasingly more tasks, there are calculations that just aren't feasible with traditional computing, and this is where quantum computing can prove both superior and immensely powerful.
  6. So you want to build a robot...

    Robots! It seems like they’re everywhere today. In this golden age of technology, you can buy parts to build your own inexpensively. Here’s how…First, we need to get some parts for our robot’s body and brain…Depending on how sharp you want to make your robot appear, you may need a few other things.If you plan on using your robot as soon as it’s built, you’re going to want to start by charging the batteries.The Raspberry Pi is a general-purpose computer, so we’ll need to set it up so that it can...
  7. Windows Server 2016 New Core Licensing Model ¿How to digest it?

    It's well know that Microsoft launched to the market the new version of Windows Server 2016 and with it, a "new" licensing model based on the physical cores. It's been more than a year since this and still, there is a lot of confusion about how to eat it? how to license? what types of SKUs? Is there any rule? and so on. This article purpose is to clarify some aspect of this change, how to manage it but more important: Understand it.Let's start in the beginning: WHY? Traditionally, Windows Server...
  8. Another interesting trick with APPLY operator

    Some years ago, I was reading one book of Itzik Ben-Gan where he explained in depth the use of a new operator: APPLY, I told myself, it just another new feature more. I didn’t understand the relevance and the many versatile applications it had, through time, I have been using APPLY in many scenarios. Saving time and resources it is a fundamental part of each TSQL development, in this short article I would like to explain a simple trick with APPLY operator.The requirement can sound exotic but is...
  9. Creating HSTS and Pre-load with Cloudflare

    Most people are familiar with HTTPS and the concept of secure websites. Securing websites become more and more common, which is a really good thing. Not only do we know that the data sent and received from the website is secure, but we also get a sense of knowing we will be alright. We expect that we get confidentiality, authenticity and integrity from modern websites. After all, we see sites every day with this:This is becoming more and more common, and according to Scott Helme almost 31% of the...
  10. New Technology - Should You Learn It?

    It is one of those questions you constantly struggle with throughout any technical career: Should I learn this latest and greatest technology that is out? Do I need to learn it, do I want to learn it, do I get left behind if I don't? The truth is that you can't learn everything so how do you know what to focus on?The sections below are not mutually exclusive, nor do you have to fulfill all of them. If you can say "yes" to one of them, then you are probably okay to invest time in the technology in...
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