SQL Server on a Mac

SQL Server on a Mac

I've written a few articles about how I use SQL Server and Docker on my Mac for local development and testing. Some folks need a full-blown Windows environment and, for them, virtual machines (using vmWare Fusion, Parallels, or others) are the only option. Or a separate, dedicated Windows machine. For most of what I do, a container can do plenty; even on the new M1 MacBook Pro.

At a higher level, to see why I started (and continue) using Macs in the first place (mostly it boils down to you get what you pay for):

Aaron Bertrand

I am a passionate technologist with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. I am a long-time Microsoft MVP, write at SQLPerformance and MSSQLTips, and have had the honor of speaking at more conferences than I can remember. In non-tech life, I am a father of two, a huge hockey and football fan, and my pronouns are he/him.