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Most of the time, you’ll hear advice that you should select as few columns as possible so that SQL Server can do less work.
The concept of NULL values in SQL queries often causes trouble for developers. This post covers best practices when checking for NULL values.
Irrespective of the relational database management system you are using, some rules of thumb apply to all of these.
In the last decade, the way we view a resume and a job interview has changed.
Some programmers are better than others. In fact, there’s a statistical distribution: a few are absolutely brilliant, some are good, most are at least competent, some are barely competent.
The information you need to gather before you can effectively manage up. Then, we’ll use that info to get your manager to give you what you need.
If data science is just off in a silo doing data science and nobody wants it, you’re not going to be effective.
Let’s see if we can make sense of the strange war between analytics and statistics (and suggest a peace treaty)
Applied data science is a team sport that’s highly interdisciplinary. Diversity of perspective matters!
Admired and respected as towering giants of our digital world, our hero companies emanate an almost mythical quality. The scale, power and inspiration they command are the stuff of legend.
How do I balance the urge to “show value” early with making the right decisions?
Keep up-to-date with tech trends and learn more about being a tech lead: we collected the best ways to find great content, the best content types, and resources.
Can one natural disaster influence the risk of another?
We investigated a dataset of more than 30,000 high school yearbook photos from 1930–2013 to find out when big hair was at its height.
To the steely-eyed analyst, it may seem superfluous and manipulative — a way to persuade with emotion instead of facts.
Two decades since the suburban sandbox game became a PC sensation, Lizzy Dening wonders if it promised an adulthood that proved out of reach
Even after all these years, Doom is still a timeless FPS blueprint whose influence on PC gaming can still be felt.
Words of Wisdom
Photo by: Matthew Henry