Contents tagged with Open Source

Microsoft, please open source sqlcmd, Sqlps, SMO, and LogParser

Mar 28 2015No Comments by justin

Microsoft has open sourced part of the .NET framework. This is exciting news, although honestly not all that unprecedented. There was a time when AT&T defended the C language as its intellectual property. These days, the language is effectively in the public domain. (Note IANAL, the preceding was not legal advice. UNIX is a trademark of the Open Group). This lead to a few people asking if SQL Server would ever be open sourced. That answer is probably no for the time being. However, I do …

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Announcing SevenZipCmdLine.MSBuild

Jan 06 2013No Comments by justin

This was a quick and dirty thing born out of necessity, and need to make zip files of PoshRunner so I could make its chocolatey package. I made MSBuild tasks for creating 7zip and zip files out of the $(TargetDir) of an MSBuild project. There is a nuget package for it. Simply include it in your project via nuget and build it from the command line with the following command line: %windir%\microsoft.net\framework\v4.0.30319\msbuild __PROJECT_FOLDER__\__PROJECT_FILE__ /t:SevenZipBin,ZipBin This …

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PoshRunner now on SourceForge and Chocolatey

Jan 06 2013No Comments by justin

I've been periodically hacking away at PoshRunner. I have lots of plans for it. Some of these are rewriting some of it in C++, allowing you to log output to MongoDB and total world domination! However, today's news is not as grand. The first piece of news is I made a PoshRunner sourceforge project to distribute the binaries. To download the latest version, click here. Secondly, there is now a PoshRunner chocolatey package, so you can install it via chocolatey. Finally, there is not a lot of …

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Announcing poshrunner.exe so MyScript.ps1 can use MyScript.ps1.config instead of powershell.exe.config

Nov 22 2012No Comments by justin

I have a tendency to do odd things with technology so that things don't just work. When I point out the obscure edge cases I find, most people tell me, "well don't do that." I usually ignore them and dream of tilting windmills. Well today a windmill has been tilted, and this is the epic tale. I'm a developer that fell in love with PowerShell. As such I often call .NET API functions from powershell scripts. This usually just works. However, it kind of falls apart when you have to use settings …

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My ideas for The Atlantis Interactive Schema Engine

Mar 27 2011No Comments by justin

I first became aware of the open source Atlantis Interactive Schema Engine on Febuary 24th 2011 thanks to a retweet by Paul Randal. Its a .NET assembly which contains most of the "heavy lifting" code related to the schema operations in their various products. Matt Whitfield, the sole proprietor of Atlantis Interactive, is going to setup an account on codeplex or one of the other forges so people can post bugs, feature requests, and of course patches. Personally, I have several ideas for feature …

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