Security of Visual Studio Marketplace?

As a consumer of Visual Studio Marketplace extensions, I frequently find myself wondering if this or that nice little add-on might be a security problem. For example, maybe it uploads my code somewhere. Is this a risk I simply have to take? Is this somehow checked? In the case of a popular add-on, would it be reasonable to assume that if it did do something like that, someone would have noticed?

Alternative to SQL Server Management Studio and Azure Data Studio to initially change my password


I’m having to connect to a customer’s Microsoft SQL Server. I generally don’t need to do much in databases besides your average SQL, so using the database features in IntelliJ IDEA have so far been more than sufficient for various PostgreSQL and Orcacle databases. In this case though I was given a heads-up that I will have to change my password first, and when I use IDEA to connect with the credentials I received it does indeed reject them and gives me an error message saying I need to change my password. I was also told to use SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to do so.


SSMS is only for Windows, I’m running a Mac. The SSMS download page refers to Azure Data Studio for use on a different OS. An initial try of the latter did not let me change the password though. Even if I eventually find a way to do it, is there really no other easier way to do this that doesn’t involve installing another full-blown db tool that I have no intention of using in the long run? Or worst case: buy a windows computer for the sole purpose of installing SSMS so I can change a password? Surely there must be a bunch of Mac- or Linux-using DBA’s that know of a simple command-line tool or alike that allows them to change their password initially on a Microsoft SQL Server, after which they just use their favorite db management tool to access it?

best method to draw in android studio games

After several tries to draw my player, enemy object in my game, I often face a problem rendering either because the method cannot be resolved or because

I have a player and enemy classes both extend Sprite class. First, I tried representing them as Bitmaps, after that as drawables:

drawable player=getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.player);

and then I would set bounds and use player.draw(canvas)…

What is , from your experience, the most efficient way to display moving objects in the game screen.

Some autocompletion doesn’t work in Visual Studio Code with Unity

I am using Unity 2018 with Visual Studio Code version 1.43.2 on a Mac.

Things seemed to work fine between Unity and Visual Studio Code, but now I realize that something is wrong with Code. I have been following along with a tutorial and the autocompletion functionality of Code seemed fine until the function OnTriggerEnter, which was shown as autocompleting for the guy in the video (who was using the other Visual Studio), didn’t fill in. However, many other Unity things do automatically show up as options.

I looked at this Microsoft help page about VS Code and Unity, and I have everything it I seems I would possibly need to combine the two; I have .NET, Mono, Debugger for Unity, the C# extension, and got Unity Tools for good measure.

Generic C# things like return, void, int, etc. autocomplete, so the C# extension seems fine. Many Unity things, like Vector3, GameObject, Destroy, transform, etc. also autocomplete like they should.

What is wrong here? How can I fix this and get full autocomplete?

Android studio reference

Being weak at English, I face many challenges in coding as I often miss the meaning or purpose of a method especially in java. What I ask for is not a course but simply a mini dictionnary hilighting the important java classes and methods of android especially game-related ones. Thank you

SQL Server Management Studio: Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextManager.Interop.8.0’

I’ve had this problem for a while and can’t find anyone with the exact same issue.

I get the error when trying to select top 1000 rows.

I checked in the PublicAssemblies and it is not there. the lowest version there is 9.0. And I can’t find a copy anywhere else.

Thanks for any help.

Using Temp Tables in Azure Data Studio Notebooks

tl;dr I want to use temp tables across multiple cells in a Jupyter Notebook to save CPU time on our SQL Server instances.

I’m trying to modernize a bunch of the monitoring queries that I run daily as a DBA. We use a real monitoring tool for almost all of our server level stuff, but we’re a small shop, so monitoring the actual application logs falls on the DBA team as well (we’re trying to fix that). Currently we just have a pile of mostly undocumented stored procedures we run every morning, but I want something a little less arcane, so I am looking into Jupyter Notebooks in Azure SQL Data Studio.

One of our standard practices is take all of the logs from the past day and drop them into a temp table, filtering out all of the noise. After that we run a dozen or so aggregate queries on the filtered temp table to produce meaningful results. I want to do something like this:

Cell 1

Markdown description of the loading process, with details on available variables 

Cell 2

T SQL statements to populate temp table(s) 

Cell 3

Markdown description of next aggregate 

Cell 4

T SQL to produce aggregate 

The problem is that, it seems, each cell is run in an independent session, so the temp tables from cell 2 are all gone by the time I run any later cells (even if I use the “Run cells” button to run everything in order).

I could simply create staging tables in the user database and write my filtered logs there, but eventually I’d like to be able to pass off the notebooks to the dev teams and have them run the monitoring queries themselves. We don’t give write access on any prod reporting replicas, and it would not be feasible to create a separate schema which devs can write to (for several reasons, not the least of which being that I am nowhere near qualified to recreate tempdb in a user database).