FreeTDS and ODBC on Ubuntu

FreeTDS is a collection of libraries for Unix and Linux that allows programs to talk to Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase databases. These notes describe how to install and configure FreeTDS and ODBC on Ubuntu, as well as how to connect with pyodbc.

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Context Managers in Python

Simple explanation of Python's context managers and the with keyword.

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Python Generators

Notes on Python Generators.

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Python Iterators

Notes to better understand Python iterators.

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Essential PDO

The PDO documentation is full of noise, here's what you need to know.

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Python Decorators

Notes on Python's decorator syntax.

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Python Regex

Notes on Python's re module.

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Cron Recipes

A quick howto guide on cron jobs.

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A Gentle Introduction to Unicode and Encoding (Part 4)

Final chapter of a 4 parts tutorial series explaining Unicode, character encoding and UTF-8. This part introduces UTF-8.

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A Gentle Introduction to Unicode and Encoding (Part 3)

Part 3 of a 4 parts tutorial series explaining Unicode, character encoding and UTF-8. In this chapter we look at some attempts at encoding Unicode.

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