inessential by Brent Simmons

Azure SQL Server Command Line

Database stuff is easy using Mobile Services — it’s a piece of cake to do almost everything you need via the browser or via the Azure command line.

Almost everything. It’s great until you hit the things that aren’t supported. Then, well, then there’s this weird browser-based SQL Server portal you could use.

But that’s not true anymore. Now there’s sql-cli, a Node module that provides a command-line interface to SQL Server. It’s so much like using the sqlite3 command-line interface that I’m at home right away. (It’s written by Hasan Khan, who’s been a huge help. Just about daily, lately.)