Links – Database Articles

September 18, 2017

Links to a few interesting database articles I’ve run across.

Coding Geek: How does a relational database work?: A good overview on relational database architecture.

Simple Talk: SQL Code Smells: List of issues to look for in writing queries and in database design.

Carnegie Mellon: Advanced Database Systems 15-721: Readings from Andy Pavlo’s database internals course – Lectures are also available on YouTube.

Why SQL is beating NoSQL


Links – Database Theory

December 31, 2016

A few interesting links of database information I’ve run across:
Armstrong’s Axioms: Rules on functional dependencies.
Logic For Serious Database Folks: Chapters from a work in progress on Logic as it pertains to relational databases, no release date set for the complete work.
A Simple Guide to Five Normal Forms in Relational Database Theory: Covering the normal forms, most resources don’t go past Third Normal Form.
Comparison of different SQL implementations: Very comprehensive list of how several relational database products adhere or stray from the ANSI SQL standard.

Links – Computer Science Basics

December 31, 2016

Now that I’ve completed my Bachelor’s (non Computer Science) degree, I’m going back to fill in some gaps in my knowledge of the basics of Computer Science. Here are some interesting links I’ve run across. A lot of these are lists of items that a good programmer should know, and some actually cover some basic material.

Oregon State U – Post-Baccalaureate: Oregon State has a one year online program for students to earn a 2nd Bachelor’s degree. A bit pricey at 28K, but still interesting to see the curriculum.
Programmer Competency Matrix: A good list of what a good programmer should know at various levels of their career.
Interview Cake: The ‘Glossary’ link at the top of the page has links to good explainations of basic terms in Computer Science.
aGupieWare – Bachelor’s Curriculum: A list of the general areas that should be covered by a basic Computer Science education, with links to recommended resources to cover those areas.
Syncfusion: Data Structures I and Data Structures II: Two free e-Books from Syncfusion that cover the basic data structures (Registration required).
Steve Yegge – Five Essential Phone Screen Questions: A good list of the skills an interviewer expects during an interview.
GitHub Gist: Technical Interview Cheet Sheet: A short list to cover basic data structures and algorithms.
Computer Science From The Bottom Up: Good online book (PDF and ePub available) on Computer Science basics.
Rob Conery – The Imposter’s Handbook: A great book that covers Computer Science basics, like Big O notation, data structures, and so on. The e-book is $30, a printed version isn’t yet available.
Brilliant: Computer Science Wiki: (Registration required) – GOod explanations on basic data structures and computer science concepts.


November 17, 2014

Three interesting items I’ve run across lately:

50 programming quotes

Best NOSQL Databases To Solve 9 Real-Time Transactional Challenges

12 Things To Check With SQL Server To Prepare For Winter