What you really want is a repeatable, automatic pipeline that takes your code, merges it with everyone else's, runs some tests, deploys it to a test server, runs some more testing and validation, then automatically promotes it to production once you know it works.

Simply obey the rule that you never ever should do use this tool in any production environment.

As cloud adoption rises, so does cloud "sticker shock." That tremendous savings seen from the switch to up-front CapEx investments in information technology to subscription mode soon gets soured as the rising monthly bills come in for services nobody knows where and when they are being used.

Although many cloud providers advertise that cost savings can be achieved, the reality then looks different in many places. Especially the distinction between CapEx and OpEx looks tempting at first glance, but in practice it often fails to meet the high expectations.

There is no good reason to use short timezone codes like EST, CST, PST — doing so will only bring you pain. Either use the tzdb name like America/New_York, or use an offset from UTC, depending on what you want.

It is important to be aware of special things when handling date and time.

Just a quick thought. From my point of view there are three different stages of software quality:

  • proof of concept
  • project
  • product

Each of them have different needs, share some aspects of software development but do not share the same requirement for quality/maintainability.

Unfortunately, they can also leak our sensitive data, consume our limited bandwidth, drain our batteries, and, in one case, expose links in chats that are supposed to be end-to-end encrypted. Among the worst offenders, according to research published on Monday, were messengers from Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Line.

Nicht wirklich überraschend, dass Dinge aus dem Hause Facebook ganz vorne dabei sind, wenn es um Privacy Verletzungen geht.

Quelle: Study shows which messengers leak your data, drain your battery, and more | Ars Technica

Deckt sich auch mit meiner persönlichen Erfahrung in den letzten Wochen und Monaten. Ich persönliche sehe es gerne, wenn Menschnen dort von sich selbst Inhalt verlinken, der einen echten Mehrwert bietet. Etwas schreiben, nur damit man wahrgenommen wird aber keinen wirklichen Inhalt transportiert, ist für mich persönlich nicht sinnvoll.

Trotzdem bleibt am Ende die Erkenntnis: LinkedIn ist das Business-Instagram – freundlich im Ton, aber hochgradig selbstbeweihräuchernd.

LinkedIn: "So absurd schwachsinniger Content" | ZEIT ONLINE

Quite an interesting read on the current state of a Covid19 vaccine development.

Will a vaccine stop Covid? - UnHerd

Originally found this here: Kristian Köhntopp on Twitter: "»But it absolutely will not be: we get a vaccine in December and we’re out of this by February. The light is real, but the tunnel it’s at the end of is still pretty long.«" / Twitter

Creating/changing Linux files in your Appdata folder from Windows will likely result in data corruption and/or damage your Linux environment requiring you to uninstall & reinstall your distro!

Do not change Linux files using Windows apps and tools | Windows Command Line

Man merkt das Kristian Köhntopp (@isotopp) / Twitter schon sehr lange mit Informationstechnologie zu tun hat. Auch merkt man aber, dass er aktuelle Themen versteht und aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln betrachtet. Ein sehr gutes Beispiel ist einer seiner aktuellen Texte.

IT modernisieren und konsolidieren | Die wunderbare Welt von Isotopp

Im Grunde kann ich mich allen Aussagen anschließen. Nicht nur den Vorteilen sondern auch den Problemen die für Firmen aus der Nutzung von Cloud-Services entstehen können.

TIL that timestamp of Microsoft SQL Server is not a date or time data type but only a deprecated synonym for rowversion.

The Transact-SQL rowversion data type is not a date or time data type. timestamp is a deprecated synonym for rowversion.

Source: Date and Time Data Types and Functions - SQL Server (Transact-SQL) | Microsoft Docs

But rowversion doesn't preserve date or time either.

Is a data type that exposes automatically generated, unique binary numbers within a database. rowversion is generally used as a mechanism for version-stamping table rows. The storage size is 8 bytes. The rowversion data type is just an incrementing number and does not preserve a date or a time.

Source: rowversion (Transact-SQL) - SQL Server | Microsoft Docs