Thursday, December 11, 2014

Happy Holidays!

To all my readers and colleagues, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Xmas and a healthy, prosperous and Happy New Year!!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Weekly Update

1. Quote of the Week
Relational is/was a way for humans to understand how computers could organise data. From a day back when disks were expensive.

2. To Laugh or Cry?
How Google Will Use Firebase to Supercharge Its Cloud Computing
Another reinvention of a (square) weheel.

3. Online debunkings
Calendar supertype

4. Interesting elsewhere
On Persistence and Data Management
An oldie but goodie; check out my comment.

5. And now for something completely different

John Cleese on the Black Knight and Douglas Adams' High Heels

About The PostWest:
White House exempts Syria airstrikes from tight standards on civilian deaths
Remember all the fuss about Israel not doing enough to prevent civilian deaths? The hypocrisy!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Analytics & SQL Tables

My December blog @All Analytics. 

Manipulating/extracting data from SQL databases and interpreting results without knowledge of what the source tables mean is almost certain to lead analysis astray. To ensure sensible analysis and properly interpreted results, the conscientious analyst may have to do some digging that requires basic database knowledge. Here's why.

Read it all. (Please comment there, not here)

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