Jon Udell

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

Instance-qualified Mastodon URLs

Instance-qualified Mastodon URLs

Transforming foreign server URLs into home server URLs makes a Mastodon dashboard massively more useful. Steampipe’s Mastodon plugin now does that for you.

How many people in my Mastodon feed also tweeted today?

How many people in my Mastodon feed also tweeted today?

You can discover which Mastodon tooters also tweeted using my favorite kind of Steampipe query.

Lists and people on Mastodon

Lists and people on Mastodon

When viewing the people you follow on Mastodon, it’s helpful to know which lists (if any) you’ve assigned them to. Here's how you can do that with SQL and Steampipe.

Create your own Mastodon UX

Create your own Mastodon UX

A dashboard+feed reader built with SQL gives you an easy and natural way to consume as much, or as little, Mastodon activity as you like.

A Bloomberg terminal for Mastodon

A Bloomberg terminal for Mastodon

Our brains are built to take in a lot of information at a glance, and if it’s organized well we can do that very effectively. Applying filters helps.

Browsing the fediverse

Browsing the fediverse

Steampipe’s SQLification of the Mastodon API is a handy way to track activity in the fediverse. Use it to do Mastodon analytics, find interesting people, and more.

Mastodon, Steampipe, and RSS

Mastodon, Steampipe, and RSS

Using Steampipe to build a dashboard that combines queries of the Mastodon search API and the joys of RSS-powered integration.

Autonomy, packet size, friction, fanout, and velocity

Autonomy, packet size, friction, fanout, and velocity

The fediverse just might strike a healthier balance of those dimensions than previous generations of social software.

How Steampipe enables KPIs as code

How Steampipe enables KPIs as code

CMD Solutions built tools for continuous controls assurance by using open-source Steampipe to define information security performance metrics as SQL statements.

Literate programming in Go

Literate programming in Go

Our 'code-as-wiki' approach falls far short of the standard set by Donald Knuth, but we hope he might see it as a step in the right direction.

GitHub for English teachers

GitHub for English teachers

Can a coder’s tool help non-coders learn how to write and edit prose? GitHub is a powerful way to record and ‘play back’ edits step-by-step, even when the text isn’t code.

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

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