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Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/18

[WayBack] showthedocs

is a documentation browser that finds the relevant docs for your code. It works by parsing the code and connecting parts of it to their explanation in the docs

, and supports these languages:

  • SQL
    • postgresql
    • mysql
  • Configuration
    • nginx
    • gitconfig

You can enter any language text, then click the language, followed by clicking the “SHOW ME THE DOCS!” button, for which an example is further below.

The site has an open architecture, allowing to plug in more languages and documentation:


gitconfig example

So for instance the below ./git/config file leads to this result [WayBack] where you can click on all the coloured areas for easy navigation through the documentation:

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Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Database Development, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, MySQL, nginx, PostgreSQL, Power User, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

ApexSQL Refactor – Free SQL formatter | ApexSQL

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/09

The below configuration file haves [WayBack] ApexSQL Refactor – Free SQL formatter | ApexSQL produce quite OK formatted SQL, even for complex queries, not just for SQL Server.

So this is the second free tool I use from ApexSQL. The first one was ApexSQL, a free tool (SSMS add-in) for analyzing the execution plan of a SQL server query…


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Posted in Database Development, Development, Software Development, SQL, SQL Server | Leave a Comment »

A choco install list

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/03

Sometimes I forget the choco install mnemonics for various tools, so here is a small list below.

Of course you have to start with an administrative command prompt, and have a basic Chocolatey Installation in place.

If you want to clean cruft:

choco install --yes choco-cleaner

Basic install:

choco install --yes 7zip
choco install --yes everything
choco install --yes notepadplusplus
choco install --yes beyondcompare
choco install --yes git.install --params "/GitAndUnixToolsOnPath /NoGitLfs /SChannel /NoAutoCrlf /WindowsTerminal"
choco install --yes hg
choco install --yes sourcetree
choco install --yes sysinternals

For VMs (pic one):

choco install --yes vmware-tools
choco install --yes virtio-drivers

For browsing (not sure yet about Chrome as that one has a non-admin installer as well):

choco install --yes firefox

For file transfer (though be aware that some versions of Filezilla contained adware):

choco install --yes filezilla
choco install --yes winscp

For coding:

choco install --yes vscode
choco install --yes atom

For SQL server:

choco install --yes sql-server-management-studio

For web development / power user:

choco install --yes fiddler

For SOAP and REST:

choco install --yes soapui

If you don’t like manually downloading SequoiaView at (

choco install --yes windirstat

For drawing, image manipulation ( last, as it needs a UI action):

choco install --yes gimp
choco install --yes imagemagick
choco install --yes

For ISO image mounting in pre Windows 10:

choco install --yes wincdemu

For hard disk management:

choco install --yes hdtune
choco install --yes seatools
choco install --yes speedfan

For Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners (not sure yet this includes PDF support):

choco install --yes scansnapmanager


Posted in .NET, 7zip, Atom, Beyond Compare, Chocolatey, Compression, Database Development, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, Everything by VoidTools, Fiddler, Firefox, Fujitsu ScanSnap, git, Hardware, Mercurial/Hg, Power User, Scanners, SOAP/WebServices, Software Development, Source Code Management, SQL Server, SSMS SQL Server Management Studio, SysInternals, Text Editors, Versioning, Virtualization, Visual Studio and tools, Visual Studio Code, VMware, VMware ESXi, Web Browsers, Web Development, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Alternatives to UUID/GUID as database keys

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/12/15

For my link archive:


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Kristian Köhntopp had an interesting JOINs go when moving from monolithic to microservicecs (i.e. when customers and orders are in separate services)

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/11/19

is a summary of:

[WayBack] Thread by @isotopp: Are you a Developer and understand (Micro-) Services? I am a database person and a bit simple, and I have a genuine Question: When moving to…

Are you a Developer and understand (Micro-) Services? I am a database person and a bit simple, and I have a genuine Question:

When moving to a services architecture, where do the JOINs go?

So you sell stuff, that is you have an orders table o, with an oid, which stores a customer id cid from a customers c table, and an article id aid, from an articles table and a count cnt.
customer 17 ordered 3 45’s:
? SELECT cnt
> FROM o JOIN c ON o.cid = c.cid
> AND o.aid = a.aid
> WHERE c.cid = 17;= 3
When moving to services, because you are multibillion dollar enterprise, your customers, orders and articles can no longer fit into a single database, and there are other reasons to have an OrderService, CustomerService and ArticleService.

You still want to ask something (OrderService?) about the number of 45’s that 17 ordered.

Who do you ask? What does this do to connect the dots? How do you do reporting (“Show me all top 10 articles by country, zipcode digit 1 by week over the last 52w”)?

Do you reimplement join algorithms by hand in application code? Are there supporting tools? Do you reimplement data warehousing aggregations, too?
If so, what tooling for reporting does exist, and how does that compare to eg existing tooling for data warehousing?

Some of the reactions on Twitter are below


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