Category Archives: book review

A Useful Guide to Data Fundamentals from Fabian Pascal

Today’s blog post is a quick review of Fabian Pascal’s latest book The DBDEBUNK Guide to Misconceptions and Data Fundamentals. Those of you who know Pascal will know what to expect — a no-holds barred treatise on the fundamentals of … Continue reading

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Inside the Data Reading Room – New Year 2016 Edition

Regular readers of my blog know that I periodically take the time to review recent data-related books that I have been reading. This post is one of those blogs! Today, I will take a quick look at several books that … Continue reading

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Inside the Data Reading Room – Memorial Day 2014 Edition

Welcome to another edition of Inside the Data Reading Room, a regular feature of the blog in which I review the latest and greatest database- and data-related books. The first book up for review today is Microsoft Access 2013 Programming … Continue reading

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Inside the Data Reading Room – Thanksgiving 2013 Edition

Welcome faithful reader to the latest edition of Inside the Data Reading Room. Long-time readers of this blog know that Inside the Data Reading Room is a semi-regular feature of this blog with the goal of introducing and reviewing new and classic books on … Continue reading

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Inside the Data Reading Room: Late Summer 2013 Edition

Hello data reader… and welcome to the latest edition of Inside the Data Reading Room. Regular readers of this blog know that Inside the Data Reading Room is a semi-regular feature of this blog with the goal of introducing and reviewing new and classic … Continue reading

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Inside the Data Reading Room: Summer 2013 Edition

Back in April 2013 I introduced a new regular, recurring feature of my blog in which I expose and review the books that I am reading and using as a data professional. The series is titled Inside the Data Reading … Continue reading

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New Books on Big Data

I’ve been taking the time to read up on Big Data topics and related technologies the past couple of weeks, so I thought I’d take the time to share with you my thoughts on some of the Big Data books … Continue reading

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Database Security Books

With the onslaught of increasing governmental regulations and never-ending news stories on data breaches, securing corporate data is indeed a hot topic these days. You can also see just how hot by taking a look at the recent books published … Continue reading

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My Favorite SQL Books

Every professional programmer (and DBA) should have a good book (or four) on SQL. There are many to choose from, and a lot of them are very good. Today’s blog post will outline four SQL books that I find myself … Continue reading

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