Carl Burks is a software developer for a global financial institution. With over ten years experience in technology and software development for financial organizations and over twenty years of software experience, Carl Burks provides articles, musings and insight into technology issues, software development, and other selected topics.

SQLite Recap


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Tuesday, I gave a presentation for the Little Rock .NET User Group it was my first time presenting on SQLite. First, I had more content than I needed for the time slot. I thought I might be the only speaker so I prepared more content than I needed. If I had to do it over again I would have put the code example first. I didn’t make it to my powershell example, which I thought would be useful to a lot of developers. Most people like to see code rather learning facts, trivia and "what you can do" with a technology.

The next thing I realized was from watching Paul Gower’s presentation "Intro to Kanban". Sometimes less is more, simple design, and effective use of color can bring a lot to a presentation. This wasn’t his first tech presentation, so his had more polish. I could tell that his was passionate about his choice of topic, Kanban. He plugged very effectively and I would be willing to give it a try for my team if it was an option.

At the end of the presentations they gave away prizes and I won a subscription to JetBrains. I selected Resharper Ultimate + Rider. I installed it and used some of the tools to clean up my presentation example. After additional tweaks I plan on placing it in a repo. I will leave the one I linked in my previous blog for posterity. I was impressed with the tool and think it would be a worth while addition to a dev team’s toolbelt.

SQLite is a timely topic. I got my copy of SDTimes and they had an article about SQLite in the Feb Print issue, but it is linked online here.

I was going to record the presentation but I must have not pushed the record button hard enough, in any case I plan to redo the presentation and record it for YouTube in a three part series. With that goal in mind, I watched some YouTube tutorials for Inkscape for Logo creation. I’ve used Inkscape but wanted to improve my skill set so I watched:

I made a few tweaks and I haven’t finalized my logo, but here is what I’ve come up with:

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