In this blog post, I will demonstrate a technique to query the status of a SQL Server Agent job that executes the SSIS package. SQL Server Agent scripts are asynchronous in nature. This can make it difficult to make code decisions based on the execution status of a script of this type.
Using Node.js To Create a Discord Bot
From Zoom to Skype to Microsoft Teams, there is an endless number of platforms to help keep you connected. One such platform is Discord – a service primarily intended for gaming that allows you to voice chat, video chat, or screen share with a community you have developed on your own hosted “server.” One of Discord’s best features is a developer portal with an open API that allows you to add bots and apps to your server, as well as write your own.
There is true beauty in the ability to create your own custom solutions to fill your needs. So in this brief tutorial, I’ll show you how to get up and running writing your own Bots and Apps for Discord with Node.js.
Avoiding Burnout as a Developer
The IT industry is fast-paced and exciting, and yet, burnout is commonplace amongst developers. There are endless opportunities to learn new technologies, develop your skills, and hone your software development craft. IT work is also very accessible, meaning all you typically need is a computer and possibly an internet connection to start working.
Although they are positives in the big picture, these combined factors lead me to today’s topic: developer burnout. Developer burnout is a physical or mental collapse caused by excessive amounts of work or stress, and I’m sure all of us have experienced it in one way or another over the course of our careers. Burnout manifests itself in different ways for many different people. In this post, I’m going to go over some causes of burnout and how you can avoid it.
Strategy: Knowledge Transfer In Consulting Projects
Imparting Knowledge And Preparing For The End Of A Contract
In this blog, I share an example of a consulting engagement that required significant knowledge transfer to new hires. We detail an approach for teaching Spring Batch to developers with no previous experience in Java or the Spring Framework.
The goal is to provide a real-world example of closing a contract, imparting knowledge with the client and their employees, and the potential issues faced in the process.