SQLShell. A Cross-Database SQL Tool With NoSQL Potential

In this blog post I will introduce SQLShell and demonstrate, step-by-step, how to install it and start using it with MySQL. I will also reflect on the possibilites of using this with NoSQL technologies, such as HBase, MongoDB, Hive, CouchDB, Redis and Google BigQuery. SQLShell is a cross-platform, cross-database command-line tool for SQL, much like psql for PostgreSQL or the mysql command-line tool for MySQL.


Landsliding Into PostGIS With KML Files

In this post I will show, in repeatable steps, how to install PostGIS, load in geospatial data found in a KML file and run queries against that data. The focus of this geospatial data will be landslides and our resulting database will allow us to query, using longitude and latitude co-ordinates, the landslide status of a specific geographical point.


Homebrew For Mac | How To Install And Use Homebrew

This is demonstration of installing Homebrew, the new Mac OS X package installer. Step-by-step instructions on installing Homebrew and using the brew command.