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Thump up for SQL server materials. SQL Server 2017 is now running on Linux.
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Use coupon 'BOOKGIFT17' to get additional $5 off. Worked for me
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Likely because it is for 2012, and is a few versions behind. (2014, 2016). I'm sure the content is virtually identical minus some new functionality, but there is probably low demand for a textbook of an older version.
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I got this one The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers: https://www.amazon.com/Clean-Code...0137081073
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I got this one The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers: https://www.amazon.com/Clean-Code...0137081073
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Are either book recommended for uber beginner?
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Are either book recommended for uber beginner?
I don't think it hurts but just keep in mind that nobody really knows what they're doing.

I don't think there's any reason to not experiment around. The field is vast (pretty much an entire branch of mathematics if you will) so we are all beginners at something.

TDD is very interesting. While I disagree with Uncle Bob on "professionalism", I think he is right here.

I imagine if you read this book as a beginner, it will be an interesting experiment. You can come back and re read the book as you gain experience and you'll have a different perspective of things. Also as a bonus, just carry the book around and I imagine it is a conversation starter among programmers.
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I don't think it hurts but just keep in mind that nobody really knows what they're doing.

I don't think there's any reason to not experiment around. The field is vast (pretty much an entire branch of mathematics if you will) so we are all beginners at something.

TDD is very interesting. While I disagree with Uncle Bob on "professionalism", I think he is right here.

I imagine if you read this book as a beginner, it will be an interesting experiment. You can come back and re read the book as you gain experience and you'll have a different perspective of things. Also as a bonus, just carry the book around and I imagine it is a conversation starter among programmers.
Thx. The programmers @ my job don't really talk to 'outsiders' and don't really teach. I'll be on my own with this. Are there exercises in it?
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Thx. The programmers @ my job don't really talk to 'outsiders' and don't really teach. I'll be on my own with this. Are there exercises in it?
Hmm... nice team work, but don't worry i think it can be worse, so stand your own, work hard read and learn.
I do not think there are exercises, just "stories"... (I have not read it yet)
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Thx. The programmers @ my job don't really talk to 'outsiders' and don't really teach. I'll be on my own with this. Are there exercises in it?
Just to be clear, this book does not teach you coding.
You still need to learn the basics of what the data types are such as a boolean, a float, and a character. You still need to learn what if conditions are and what for loops are and so on.

This book does not mean you don't need to do those things. (: But I think just because we learned things the hard way, not everyone has to learn things the hard way.

I disagree with my computer science department because I don't think we know what class you should take first and what classes you should take next. How do they know? My professors are not education majors! In fact, many have never taken a single class of education. But I digress.

Watch the video. Because most of programming (by volume of work) has really not much to do with programming but rather understanding problems and applying our (limited) knowledge to solve them the best to our abilities.

(Of course, by definition I don't think I am an expert either but I am just sharing my thoughts.)

Look at this (free) intro video. https://cleancoders.com/episode/c...oplay=true
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Big ups to fellow sql devs and for choosing an effortless career...
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