Sunday, February 16, 2014

Weekly Update

1. Quote of the Week
A view is a logical table based on one or more tables or another view.View can be thought as a virtual table which takes the output of a query and stores it ... A View can be based on a table or another

2. To Laugh or Cry?
Will physical modelling and normalization make sense in next decade?

3. Online
Database design patterns

4. Elsewhere

I was reading the following
How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower
which is interesting in itself, when I came across this:
In mid-2006, Snowden landed a job in IT at the CIA. He was rapidly learning that his exceptional IT skills opened all kinds of interesting government doors. "First off, the degree thing is crap, at least domestically. If you 'really' have 10 years of solid, provable IT experience… you CAN get a very well-paying IT job," he wrote online in July 2006.
Should be familiar to my readers.

5. And now for something completely different  
Who says Congress is not representative?

Martin Kramer is, IMO, possibly, the most astute analyst of the Middle-East: 

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