Jon Udell

Jon Udell was once "blogger in chief" for InfoWorld and is now the community lead for steampipe.io.

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Visualizing the Hacker News API with HCL and SQL

Visualizing the Hacker News API with HCL and SQL

Use Steampipe and GitHub Actions to create a ‘dashboard as code’ for exploring thousands of Hacker News stories, right up to the current hour.

Tired of searching Slack, GitHub, and Google Drive separately? Do it all at once in SQL

Tired of searching Slack, GitHub, and Google Drive separately? Do it all at once in SQL

When APIs are automatically database tables, it’s easy to combine search results from diverse APIs.

Do your AWS deployments match your Terraform definitions? Use SQL to find out.

Do your AWS deployments match your Terraform definitions? Use SQL to find out.

For belt-and-suspenders security and compliance, use SQL to query your Terraform files in the same way you query your AWS, Azure, or GCP services.

Postgres everywhere

Postgres everywhere

SQLite is embedded everywhere. Will Postgres follow suit?

How SQL can unify access to APIs

How SQL can unify access to APIs

PostgreSQL foreign data wrappers are a great way to expose APIs to SQL. And SQL is a great way to reason over the data.

How web annotation will transform content management

How web annotation will transform content management

W3C standard annotation is a fundamental upgrade to the web that will bridge information silos and enable far easier content sharing and reuse

Screencasting captures what words can’t

Screencasting captures what words can’t

Screencasting and screensharing are two easy tools at your disposal when you want to share best practices and details that might otherwise be lost

The art of working globally, office not included

The art of working globally, office not included

Working remotely has real advantages, but when you're a global team without a home base, sometimes everyone has to get in the same room

Break the tyranny of native mobile apps

Break the tyranny of native mobile apps

Once freedom reigned in the form of Web apps that worked across every platform. Mobile apps have taken a big step back with platform lock-in -- but there's hope

Trello: Collaboration is in the cards

Trello: Collaboration is in the cards

Trello lets workgroups develop and track their workflows collaboratively using a familiar card metaphor -- and provides APIs for further customization

Windows 10 hardware tale has a happy ending

Windows 10 hardware tale has a happy ending

It took four units, but convertible laptop glory was eventually attained. Now one more tweak might win a few more Windows 10 converts

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