Using PHP With SQL Server

In our last technical post, I covered using Visual Studio Code to debug PHP code. Today, I'm going to cover integrating with SQL Server. Step One: Get Drivers Assuming that you followed the instructions for setting up PHP in the link above, you have a version of PHP running in C:\xampp\php. From there, you will…

PolyBase Revealed + Azure Data Studio

As I work on PolyBase Revealed, I made a conscious decision to prefer Azure Data Studio for my demos over SQL Server Management Studio. Because I don't plan to go into much detail on why in the book (after all, the book is about PolyBase, not SQL Server clients), I wanted to take a little…

SQL Saturday Raleigh

SQL Saturday Raleigh 2019 is now live. It will take place on Saturday, April 27th at Wake Technical Community College's RTP campus. For the past three events, we hosted at William Peace University, which I absolutely enjoyed having as a venue. But with Wake Tech opening a campus just a couple of miles from the…

I’m Writing A Book

Due to having far too much free time (I mean, there are hours a day where I'm doing nothing but sleeping! More than one!), I've taken to the idea of writing a book on PolyBase. The working title is PolyBase Revealed and has a scheduled release date of "That's way in the future so I…

TriPASS Incorporation, Part One

As the Triangle Area SQL Server Users Group (TriPASS) grows ever-larger, we have decided to incorporate as a not-for-profit corporation. This is something which several of the members, including Tom Norman (blog | twitter) and Tracy Boggiano (blog | twitter) have been pushing for a while, and they sicced Jamie Wick (blog | twitter)---who wrote…

Solving Naive Bayes With R

This is part four in a series on classification with Naive Bayes. Classification Of Features With R So far, we've walked through the Naive Bayes class of algorithms by hand, learning the details of how it works. Now that we have a good understanding of the mechanics at that level, let's let the computer do…