Category Archives: books

SQL Coding and Tuning for Efficiency

Coding and tuning SQL is one of the most time consuming tasks for those involved in coding, managing and administering relational databases and applications. There can be literally thousands of individual SQL statements across hundreds of applications that access your … Continue reading

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Inside the Data Reading Room – Analytics Edition

If you are a regular reader of this blog you know that, from time-to-time, I review data-related books. Of course, it has been over a year since the last book review post, so this post is long overdue. Today, I … Continue reading

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A Good Start for Your SQL Library

Every professional programmer (and DBA) should have a library of books on SQL fundamentals. There are many SQL titles to choose from, and a lot of them are very good. But you can’t buy them all unless you are independently … Continue reading

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Building A Basic IT Library

Printed words on dead trees is still my preferred way to read about IT topics. I am a huge fan of technical books and I house a library of hundreds of them in my home office. I believe that there is no … 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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The Problem with Prediction

Predicting the future is a messy business. I try to avoid making predictions about the future of technology for many reasons. First off, nobody can see into the future, no matter what some fortune tellers say. Secondly, technology changes quickly … 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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