Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Python support in Visual Studio Community 2017

Yes, in a big way. Just the Intellisense support may by itself a great help.

You need to install PTVS (Python Tools for Visual Studio) to have Python support in Visual Studio (2017,2015, 2013 and earlier). In Visual Studio 2015 you need a Python Interpreter (Python 3.5 or earlier, 3.6 and above are not supported). The VS may guide you to install a Python Interpreter.

Python support is not presently available in Visual Studio for Mac, but is available on Mac and Linux through Visual Studio Code.

More here:

Well, here is my personal take. I have Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2017, version 15.5.7 which has the following Python related products:


In the installed templates I can see all of the following that are specific to Python:

What is more. You also get other perks, if you install Visual Studio that I have installed:


Actually, I have other Python stuff as well:

Hands-on Learning Event in Honolulu 1 : Introduction to Structured Query Language

Database skills are essential in whatever organization and in whatever position and it is crucial that you have this in your arsenal (Resume')
Databases, organized repositories of information, have become indispensable in today's world. In this introductory course you will learn about relational databases and the basics of Structured Query Language (SQL) including sorting; grouping result sets; using DDL, DML, DCL, and TCL. All SQL statements will initially be written for one table. Most practical, modern and relational databases will include a large number of tables and SQL queries have to access information from several tables. This course will introduce you to querying more than one table. With this skill you will be able to query two or more tables in a database.
This is a hands-on course which will take you from installing SQL Server 2016 to learning the ins and outs of SQL Server Management Studio and of course a full dose of SQL. The course covers most of the requirements to take Microsoft's certification (98-364), the Microsoft Technology Associate. During each meeting, you will be assessed for your knowledge, competency and proficiency in SQL.

What's new in this session:

SQL Server Using Powershell

 Section 1 - Apr 24 - May 24; TTh; 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm; 10 mtgs (Register Online)

Monday, March 19, 2018

Are these ArcGIS map features real?

In my previous post, I showed how ArcGIS map may be embedded in a Power BI report using the
ArcGIS Map Control in Power BI. It is easy to embed and author a report easily.

I had used US Census data for the Hawaaiian Islands' water and land areas mapped to the Hawaiian Islands. However, I found features on the map which are obviously wrong.

Here are some feeatures I observed on the map, one of them is in the Phillipines and the other in India.

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