Motivation – Why LocalDB While watching a course on Pluralsight and coding along I found myself needing a database that Entity Framework could connect to. My DbContext class had a DropCreateDatabaseIfModelChanges method and some test data to store but since I hadn’t re-installed MS SQL Express since doing some maintenance on my PC I didn’t […]
Docker for Windows? I opted into the Docker for Windows beta which is a new approach to using docker on Windows and was announced in late March 2016. For those of you who have used Docker before you know how powerful of a tool it is. For those of you who have tried to use […]
I work on my business’ WordPress site on my home PC which emulates our server environment. The stack I’m currently running is nginx, php and MySQL. These pieces are all registered as services in Windows so that I can turn them off and save resources when I’m not developing.
MySQL registers itself as a service but
I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my computer. I had done a fresh install and used the LVM filesystem. I now want to install Windows 7 on the same drive. Apparently this isn’t so simple as one might think. Here are 2 good resources on LVM http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/40702/how-to-manage-and-use-lvm-logical-volume-management-in-ubuntu/ http://www.tutonics.com/2012/11/ubuntu-lvm-guide-part-1.html Steps: Get Ubuntu Live CD / USB […]
I followed the steps in this video “Install Aptana Studio 3 on Ubuntu” on youtube (link no longer available) which explains how to set up a launcher in Ubuntu with an icon so that you can start Aptana from the dock launcher or search for the application. Unfortunately there is a known bug in Ubuntu […]