How Data Analysis is Taking Over the World

How Data Analysis is Taking Over the World

By Chris Douglas

It’s Cyber Monday, but before you dive into online shopping on company time ahem, let’s explore some information about data.


No…not THAT Data… You know, data – the information that’s gathered and reported whether you realize it or not. The amount of data being collected is out of this world! And it keeps growing. A study was done by Dun & Bradstreet and Forbes Insights regarding the current state of data analytics adoption from over 300 executives in North America, U.K. and Ireland. Several different industries were a part of it, and it seems the landscape has shifted pretty heavily over the past several years. Continue reading “How Data Analysis is Taking Over the World”

Token Based Authentication in ASP.Net using JWTs Part 1

AJLately, I’ve been doing quite a bit of front-end development with the latest version of Angular and that requires token based authentication. So in this article let’s discuss how to create tokens in .Net.  I’ll go over setting up tokens in regular .Net, and in a later article, I’ll discuss how to setup tokens in .Net core.

All of the code can be obtained from Github Here.

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Spacial Data in SQL Server

3It’s not very often which you deal with spacial data in SQL. In fact, I find it to be a very rare occurrence, but when it does happen, it’s nice to know that there are two libraries for it: geometry (which is for Euclidean Geometry) and geography (which uses lat/long, and takes into account the curvature of the earth).

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Scope Identity and You

Mike BerrymanI had a situation recently where I was doing an insert into a SQL table from some C# code and then immediately had to perform some operations on other object using the newly inserted entry’s Id.  Now, I’ve done this sort of thing in the past but it’s always been on a system where I could be relatively assured no one else would be touching the table I was using except through the system I was developing and therefore I could get the freshly inserted entry’s Id just by doing a simple…

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