Living in the Docker world!

Docker was introduced to the world at the Python Developer Conference in 2013.  Since then, what began with minimal fanfare has grown into a torrent of interest! Every year there is a tidal wave of new products. Docker has risen above the noise and established itself as an important and unique solution.  It is redefining modern computing. What is Docker?  Docker allows you to bundle an application with all of its dependencies into a single shareable, portable, and transportable unit

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Why Cell Phone Conversations are Never Crystal Clear

I’m often asked, “How can I eliminate noise in telecommunications transmissions?” I usually reply that a better question is, “Can we ever completely eliminate noise in telecommunications transmissions?” And the answer, in a word is – no. Background noise is always present in all telecommunications transmissions – including point-to-point or point-to-multipoint transmission mediums. These can be either wired, optical fiber or wireless. Most of the time noise exists at minimal levels and doesn’t cause problems. That said, our cell phones

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What to Expect From the Next Generation of Smart Phones

Are you ready for the next generation of smart phones? Exciting new display technologies are changing the way we view and use our phones. Here’s some enhancements we can expect in the near future: Curved Displays Our computer monitors, televisions, and portable devices have used flat display screens for many years. Why would we go back to the physics we first saw in the early television set days when we had curved displays? Actually, we won’t be. The difference is

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Microsoft SQL 2016 New Features

Microsoft SQL 2016 is just around the corner—or rather, it is in a landing pattern, since many of its new features were born in the cloud and are now making their way to companies’ on-premises data centers and networks around the world. Row Level Security is one of the new features in SQL 2016 that has been working in Azure for a few months already. It implements a long-awaited security functionality by filtering out data that a particular user or

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Row Level Security in Azure SQL Databases

A new feature coming with Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is already available in Azure SQL Database: row level permission. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard this question in the classroom: “How can I prevent people from seeing certain rows in a table?” This is a capability that has been requested by SQL database administrators for many years. Today, DBAs and developers must create code if they want to check for permissions and control a user’s row level access.

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