Power BI vs SSRS

A detailed description of the differences between Power BI and SSRS

Zed Dietrich by Zed Dietrich

Polymorphic Associations Using EF Core

"Polymorphic Associations" is an interesting SQL anti-pattern that is utilized often in Ruby on Rails code. This pattern isn't natively supported in Entity Framework Core; however, Polymorphic Associations can be implemented using existing EF Core features.

Dalton Smith by Dalton Smith

Understanding NoSQL

A quick and basic understanding of what NoSQL is.

Nick Adams by Nick Adams

Installing SQL Server on a Domain Controller: What You need to know

SQL Server can often be a very high strung application that has many requirements and best practices to follow.  Sometimes hosting several services on one server is necessary with smaller or very lean organizations.  Today, we look at the information you need to be aware of when concurrently running SQL Server on a Domain Controller.

Nick Adams by Nick Adams

Creating Logins and Users in SQL Server

In order for any application to work, Logins are needed to authenticate to the application and Users need to interact and be allowed access to the application.  SQL Server is no different.  This article will teach you how to create Logins and Users for SQL Server on a relatively high level to begin your understanding of how SQL Server authentication and access is allowed.

Nick Adams by Nick Adams

Index Structures in SQL Server

It’s no secret that indexes are a fundamental tool for great database performance.  Generally, more indexes can be used, the better your database performance will be.  In order to use those indexes correctly though, let's take a look at how index are structured to get a better understanding of their utility.

Nick Adams by Nick Adams