MySQL results from the command line with isql and shell scripts

It seems a simple enough use case: I want to run a query against the database from the command line. It should accept a query via STDIN (or as an argument) and return the result to STDOUT (or to a file). It should be able to specify which database you want to connect to (or … Continue reading MySQL results from the command line with isql and shell scripts

Redmine Test Case Management redux

A lot of people seem really interested in the Redmine TCM plugin.  Which would be great if I had something to share.  But I don't even have something to use.  I've been swamped fighting fires doing manual regression testing at work, and haven't even got a decent automation test suite going.  I've been managing complexity … Continue reading Redmine Test Case Management redux

My first 10 steps for creating a startup

Here's my response (slightly edited) to a question posted on the Seattle Tech Startups mailing list.  The question was: "If you were to create a startup today, what would your first 10 steps be?" It's not just advice, it's what I've done with Resumelink in the past month. 1. Pick a working name Don't dwell … Continue reading My first 10 steps for creating a startup