PHP Execution of Transact-SQL Stored Procedures on MS SQL Server

April 30, 2015 in Engineering

There is an interesting nuance when executing Transact-SQL stored procedures from PHP that I’ve run into. It seems that if your stored procedure has multiple Transact-SQL statements, PHP will only execute the first statement. This doesn’t mean that you can’t return multiple result sets, they just need to be in one Transact-SQL block or have one block and other queries that do use any variables ran normally prior or after the Transact-SQL block.

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Data Science As A Service

January 27, 2015 in Management

Over the past few years, we’ve seen an evolution of services available on the web and in mobile. Initially we had software as a service that was primarily made up of email platforms and then turned into pretty much everything. This included project management, finance, social, content, and everything in between. From there we got platform as a service or architecture as a service. This included APIs, servers, databases, and more. Most of the startups that launched over the past year could be found in this space. Lately however, there appears to be another evolution on the horizon. I’m calling it Data Science or AI as a Service.

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Integrating Devices & Services for Better Success in Achieving Personal Goals

January 14, 2015 in Management

A lot of people make new year’s resolutions that involve a better version of themselves. In fact, this doesn’t stop with new year’s resolutions. We’re always looking for ways to better ourselves. Either through reading, exercising, learning new skills, or even exploring the world. This constant strive for improvement is a good thing, but are we giving ourselves the best chance for success?

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Fixed Cost Used Vehicle Sales Model

December 3, 2014 in People & Culture

I’ve been thinking if there is any room for a fixed cost service model around used vehicle sales. The model would exist online where customers could work with dedicated advisors to purchase vehicles right from auction. The fixed cost would allow for benefits on both sides of the transaction. For example, unprecedented low-overhead for the service vs. traditional models and up-front fixed cost for the customer which doesn’t currently exist.

Here are some quick thoughts I’ve put together…

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My Experience with Used Vehicle Sales

December 1, 2014 in People & Culture

I recently sold my 2004 Audi A4 Quattro in less that 2 hours on KSL. KSL allows individuals and dealerships to post auto classifieds free of charge. When I posted my vehicle in preparation of purchasing a newer, more roomier used vehicle, I had no idea it would sell so quickly.

The process of selling my vehicle was so simple. The interested buyer contacted me, told me they were en route, test drove the vehicle, and within an hour we were signing the forms at my dining room table. I was able to print the necessary forms online and completing them without any prior knowledge or experience was a breeze. The buyer paid cash which was deposited immediately into my bank account shortly after.

Selling my vehicle was an easy task that I actually enjoyed. It was painless, straightforward, and completely fulfilling.

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