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Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook – Review

After my review of Tableau Dashboard Cookbook, I read another book about Tableau, namely Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook by Ashutosh Nandeshwar. The book is published by Packt but I am relieved to say this time there were no significant editing issues. In fact it is quite well written and as far as I could tell […]

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Thinking with Data by Max Shron

DISCLAIMER I recently enrolled myself in the O’Reilly Blogger Review program, which basically allows me to get one O’Reilly eBook for free per month so I can review it on my blog. This works in both ways of course: I get free eBooks while they’re still hot from the press (figuratively speaking of course) and […]

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Star Schema The Complete Reference – Review

I finished my first book of this year and here’s the review! After I finished the newest edition of Ralph Kimball’s Data Warehouse Toolkit, a senior colleague of mine recommended the book Star Schema The Complete Reference by Christopher Adamson. To be honest, I had never heard about it. But was I wrong: this book […]

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SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints – Review

 

Recently Packt Publishing released the book SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints authored by Marlon Ribunal (blog|twitter) and Mickey Stuewe (blog|twitter). My former colleague Valentino was the technical reviewer for this piece – he wrote…

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Review of Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation

Good database design is extremely important if you want to have a database that performs well and is easily modifiable. How many times did you have to go back and change countless lines of code because your database was not normalized and it was not easy to add another payment type to the existing database? […]

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Review of MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-502): Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Presentation Foundation

Review of MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-502): Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Presentation Foundation Written by Matthew A. Stoecker This book has 524 pages The reason I read exam preparation books is to learn things about the product which you would otherwise learn the hard way, you might have introduced bugs because you didn’t […]

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Review of Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Query Tuning and Optimization

SQL performance tuning is probably one of those things you can do to really make a HUGE difference in performance. Let’s put this in perspective: take a typical application, if you can improve the performance by 100% then you really made a huge improvement. You can improve a SQL query by 1000% with 2 lines […]

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