Sloan Digital Sky Survey
SDSS Developer Site
Resources for Development for SDSS@JHU
Here are a bunch of development related topics which must be dealt with or
which are being dealt with.
This site is in cvs under websites/develop - if you wish to edit it please
check out you local copy to make changes. Do not change directly on server.
There is a shell.aspx in the top level which contains the top menu and footer calls. Just put your html in bettween the Header and footer.
If you want to add something to a menu is in SDSSHEader.aspx.
SQL Server Tips
Resources for SQL Server developers
Here are some good sources of information and reference for SQL Server
- The built-in documentation in SQL Server, Books Online (also available from
TechNet site below)
(Microsoft Developers Network)
- Stack Overflow
- The #sqlhelp hashtag in Twitter
Creating a new database on one of our DB servers
PLEASE DO NOT CREATE A DATABASE WITH ITS DATA FILES ON THE C: DRIVE (this is the default)!!
This will happen if you use EM or Management Studio to create your DB, and having your database files on the C: drive will quickly fill
up the OS volume which does not have much space usually, and make the server unusable.
Use the following SQL script instead (modify as needed for your database):
CREATE DATABASE [myDBname] ON
(NAME = N'myDBname_Data', FILENAME = N'D:\sql_db\myDBname_Data.MDF' , SIZE = 2000, FILEGROWTH = 10%)
LOG ON (NAME = N'myDBname_Log', FILENAME = N'D:\sql_db\myDBname_Log.LDF' , SIZE = 1000, FILEGROWTH = 10%)
A Number of web servivces have been developed for the Virtual observatory and general use.
All code should go in CVS.
If cvs is not on your machine get it from www.cvshome.org.
The best way to use CVS is using SSH for this you must set the CVS_RSH variable
to the path of SSH on the machine. On PCs this might be called ssh2.exe, on
UNIX it will be something like
setenv CVS_RSH /usr/local/bin/ssh
The other important variable to set is the CVSROOT on both unix and windows
this should be of the form firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/Repository the
case matters. So again on unix you might do this with
setenv CVSROOT email@example.com:/home/Repository
Now you are ready to roll.
Click here for more info on using CVS
C# studio projects
For C# at the moment we are checking in the entire project.
Click here for more info on MSDEV and CVS
Moving a project
If you move a project Dev Studio can no longer open it. However if you edit the
soloution file and the project.webconfig files you can put the new path in and
it works. Both files are text so you may edit with notepad.
Public Keys - log in without username
For windows see cvsrsh .
On your machine do
accept the defaults and dont set a passphrase.
on windows this may be ssh-keygen2
now take the public key e.g. ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub (it tells you where it is) and
append to .ssh/authorized_keys2 on the machine you want to log onto.
Thats it, you no longer need to enter your password.
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