Connect to an MSSQL Database running on a Docker Container

Running an MSSQL Database inside a Linux Docker Container can be done for many reasons. You might want to host your dockerize your whole web application or even the DB part of it. When using such a Container you want to have an easy way to see the content of the Database. For that we can use the SQL Server Management Studio tool.

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How to solve the "ERROR [IM002] [unixODBC][Driver Manager]Data source name not found and no default driver specified" error when setting up an ODBC connection

Lately I was setting up a web application inside a Docker. container which communicates via ODBC with a database. In order to be able to query the database, I had to add the name of the database and the credentials into the odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini files. My queries were failing with the following message: “ERROR [IM002] [unixODBC][Driver Manager]Data source name not found and no default driver specified”

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How to install Windows SSL certificates into your Docker Linux container

When using web applications inside a Docker Container you might come across SSL certificates that have to be installed on the running Container. Things get a little bit more complicated when you want to install Windows certificates into a Linux Image. Following you can see the steps to achieve this task.

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A work-in-progress list of my favorite Git commands

I was planning to write an article as a reference for the Git commands I use the most. In the following list you see these commands and an explanation for each one of them:

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See the details of every Exception thrown when debugging in Visual Studio

When debugging your .NET application with Visual Studio, you will come along Framework- or Application-Exceptions. In specific cases you see the line where the Exception was thrown (line 132 in the following screenshot) but you cannot see the content (message, stacktrace, etc.) of the Exception. To find this information simple type the following in the watch list area of Visual Studio:

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