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Relational database design teach-by-practical-diagrams-&-examples book for developers, programmers, systems analysts and project managers who are new to relational database and client/server technologies. Also for database developers, database designers and database administrators (DBA), who know some database design, and who wish to refresh & expand their RDBMS design technology horizons. Familiarity with at least one computer programming language, Windows file system & Excel is assumed. Since the book is career advancement oriented, it has a great number of 3NF database design examples with metadata explanations along with practical SQL queries (over 700 SELECT queries) and T-SQL scripts, plenty to learn indeed. Great emphasis is placed on explaining the FOREIGN KEY - PRIMARY KEY constraints among tables, the connections which make the collection of individual tables a database. The database diagrams and queries are based on historic and current SQL Server sample databases: pubs (PRIMARY KEYs 9, FOREIGN KEYs 10) , Northwind (PRIMARY KEYs 13, FOREIGN KEYs 13) and the latest AdventureWorks series. Among them: AdventureWorks, AdventureWorks2008, AdventureWorks2012 (PRIMARY KEYs 71, FOREIGN KEYs 90), & AdventureWorksDW2012 (PRIMARY KEYs 27, FOREIGN KEYs 44). The last one is a data warehouse database which is the basis for multi-dimensional OLAP cubes. The book teaches through vivid database diagrams and T-SQL queries how to think in terms of sets at a very high level, focusing on set-based operations instead of loops like in procedural programming languages. The best way to master relational database design & T-SQL programming is to type the query in your own SQL Server Management Studio Query Editor, test it, examine it, change it and study it. Wouldn't it be easier just to copy & paste it? It would, but the learning value would diminish rapidly. You need to feel relational database design and the SQL language in your DNA. SQL queries, "CREATE TABLEs" must "pour" out from your fingers into the keyboard. Why is knowing SQL queries by heart so important? After all everything can be found on the web so why not just copy & paste? Well not exactly. If you want to be an database designer expert, it has to be in your head not on the web. Second, when your supervisor is looking over your shoulder, "Chuck, can you create a new table for our electric pumps inventory?", you have to be able to type the CREATE TABLE query without documentation or SQL forum search and explain how it will work to your superior promptly. The book was designed to be readable in any environment, even on the beach laptop around or no laptop in sight at all. All queries are followed by results row count and /or full/partial results listing in tabular (grid) format. Screenshots are used when dealing with GUI tools such as SQL Server Management Studio. Mastery of the relational database design book likely to be sufficient for career advancement as a database designer and database developer.
"Programming Sucks!" -- The Aspiring Developer's Guide
At least that's what I thought. I started with a closed mind. As with any new experience, there's a lot to learn.
Concept after concept.
New struggle after struggle.
Hosing an app more than once.
HTTP protocol. Command-Line. HTML. CSS. Programming Languages. Frameworks.
Is your head ready to explode? Mine was.
I felt stuck. And more often than not, wanting to give in.
I started journaling all of my problems. It just felt like I'd never get there with too much to learn -- and starting from nothing. Nothing but books that were dry, dull, too challenging, or not challenging enough. I tried to look everywhere for some inspiration -- that something to spark that little voice inside the back of my head. I had a hard time finding it. Maybe you do too..? That's where this book comes in.
This book is largely dedicated to my own experiences. In fact, when writing it, it was as if I was writing to myself a year ago. Kicking the stupid out of me one page at a time.
"Programming Sucks!" -- The Aspiring Developer's Guide is one of both personal experiences, and advice. You'll dig deep into some basic programming concepts. This will lay out an incredible foundation, and prepare you with a solid mindset of how to proceed. It's also not geared toward any particular programming language (although it makes heavy usage of Ruby.)
You'll enjoy the occasional metaphoric and dry humor, while thinking outside the everyday-box and setting the stage to learn effectively as a developer.
The best way to describe this book is not one to learn how to code.
If anything, it's a book to, "Learn how..to learn how to code."
I'd like to dedicate this book to you. And the fact that you won't give up.
Learn about Cloudera Impala--an open source project that's opening up the Apache Hadoop software stack to a wide audience of database analysts, users, and developers. The Impala massively parallel processing (MPP) engine makes SQL queries of Hadoop data simple enough to be accessible to analysts familiar with SQL and to users of business intelligence tools--and its fast enough to be used for interactive exploration and experimentation.
Here Is A Preview of What You Will Learn:
- The Basics of HTML
- The Basics of CSS3
- Web Services
- Web Socket Communications
- Managing Local Data With the Help of Web Storage
- Offline Web Applications
- And More!
Thinking in HTML
You will gain an intermediate knowledge of HTML after reading this book. Instead of wandering through loads of Theory, we will understand HTML practically so that we can semantically define the markup and structure of a webpage. We have used Notepad for the examples in this book. Alternatively, you can also use Notepad++ or any advanced editor. All you need to do is copy the code and paste it into Notepad. Upon execution, you will get the output as depicted in the screenshots. Screenshots are provided for each sample code.
Coding improves with practice. The examples in this book are compatible with almost every modern browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Google Chrome to name a few. Instead of using the verbatim code, you can modify the code and see the change in the output, thereby understanding the subtle nuances of HTML. By the end of the book, with practice, you can achieve better things as you get to grips with HTML.
Computer Systems Today
Computers are extremely fast, versatile, and finding their way into every business, industry, government and research activity today. The uses of computers are diverse and encompass arts and entertainment, science and medicine, education, transportation, problem-solving, research, decision-making, home and personal management, data warehouse, communication and message services, Internet, World Wide Web, intranet, law enforcement, etc. These computers can be used by any executive through a variety of user-friendly menu-driven graphical user interface packages without any prior computer experience.
Exploring the world of information technology can be informative, exciting, and challenging.
* For those students taking an introductory computer course who are just beginning to discover the world of information technology, Computers Today will make the process of this discovery enjoyable and educational.
* For those who are not entirely comfortable with computers and their applications, this text book provides blocks of information presented within the framework of the end-user's perspective and environment.
This book is written in a friendly, lucid, and engaging style that sparks the reader's interest. This project is an effort to show how computers affect our daily lives and how they will continue to have an ever increasing impact on our future.
We believe that, in Computers Today, you will find all you need to ensure that students understand and retain what they have read. We offer up-to-date coverage of latest computer systems concepts and an explanation of popular software packages. Though comprehensive in scope, each topic presents practical, day-to-day applications of computers.
Purpose Of This Edition
Computers Today acquaints readers with the many related areas of computer skills they will need if they are to understand the driving force behind our information society. These areas are:
* Knowing Computer Capabilities and Limitations.
* Knowing How To Use Computers.
* Knowing How Computer Hardware and Software Is Acquired.
* Understanding The Computer's Impact.
* Extensive Personal Computer Coverage. Although we discuss all types of computers, we place a strong emphasis on personal computers, reflecting their continuing prominence in home, business, and education.
* Focus on Computers in Business. We provide several features that focus on the uses of computers in the business environment. Topics include the use of personal computers; organizational information systems, the role of the chief information officer; security, privacy, and ethics; and knowledge-based systems, virtual office, and decision support systems.
* Coverage. Offers up-to-date coverage of computer concepts and an explanation of popular software packages. Though comprehensive in scope, each topic presents practical, day-to-day applications of computers.
* Buyer's Guide. Businesses, students and hobbyists are making important economic decisions about the purchase of computers for their needs. This book provides enough guidelines for the purchase of hardware and software.
* Appealing Style. When students enjoy what they read, they remember it. The text's friendly style encourages the reader and increases students' comprehension and confidence.
Key topics covered include: computer capabilities and limitations, how to use computers, how computer hardware and software is acquired, understand the computer's impact, personal computers, computers in business, organizational information systems, role of the chief information officer; security, privacy, ethics; knowledge-based systems, virtual office, and decision support systems, etc.
Ultimate App Making Guide: The Beginner's Guide to Setting up Their App Development Business
With the advent of smartphones our lives have become easier and you know what makes an average smart phone user's experience even better? It is those entertaining and useful applications we come across every day. More & more people are plunging into the world of application development. More & more businesses, big or small startup entities, they all make sure that they are present for their customers 24/7 and what better way can there be other than creating an application for their smartphones?
This book has been compiled to serve as the user guide for a complete beginner. This book contains -
> Step by step guide to Android Development
> Step by step guide to iOS Development
> Step by step guide to Windows Development
> Various online resources & tools you can use to boost your efforts
> Reskinning & much more!
This book will serve as your manual to the application development process. It has been kept in account that the book is written in such a way that even a non-tech savvy person will be able to create his or her own application by the end of this book.