Azure CLI – Uninstall & Install

It’s not really important post and the post title sounds weird :) But it’s important for me as my note.

Today I stumbled upon Azure CLI installation in my Mac machine when trying to repair permissions on /usr/local. I know that’s based on Node.js and it seems the installation has its own Node runtime in it. Hey, I already have latest Node.js runtime installed on my machine. Why need another one.

So I decide to uninstall the “standalone” Azure CLI, and decide to install it using NPM. To uninstall, you can just run this command on Terminal:

To install it again using NPM, type on Terminal:

That’s it!

A bit trick I found. If you uninstall and install using the same Terminal window, make sure to quit that Terminal window first. Open new Terminal window, type: azure –version, and you should see the version of Azure CLI.

Cross Platform CLI for SQL Server

I’m dying to get client software to access my SQL Server from my Mac. All this time I use Navicat for SQL Server Lite, as name, a lite/free version, which has been very outdated. The full version is more up-to-date and more features, but honestly it is a bit expensive for me.

Another option is using SQuirrel SQL which happens to have SQL Server support. Since it’s developed in Java and as long as you have JDBC driver of DBMS to access, I think it can access that DBMS well. It’s a great piece of free software. Just sometime it’s a bit complex for simple query operation that I want, for example.

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Talk: Windows Azure Development Updates

I spent sometime today with Bandung web and mobil developers to update some awesome new stuffs in Azure platform. Most of my sharing is talking about what ScottGu posted in his blog post.

As I happen to be one of advisor of Azure Mobile Services, I also shared new stuffs on Azure Mobile Services. Among other things are:

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Talk: Deploy WordPress to Windows Azure Web Sites – for Blogger

On April 12, 2014, I have an honour to share technical stuff to non-technical audience, which is quite challenging to be honest. I delivered a talk about deploying WordPress to Windows Azure Web Sites for food bloggers audience, in an event of idGeekGirls sharing. idGeekGirls is a Indonesian community consists of, as name, girls who happen to be geeks. In this event, they organised a sharing about social media phenomenon around food/culinary industry and how food bloggers and resto/cafe owners can take advantage of it.

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