Hmm, this wasn't quite what I expected to find when searching Amazon for a book on SSIS. Still, might as well add it to my DVD rental list... ;-)
Delighted to hear that an updated edition of the Framework Design Guidelines is in the pipeline. I found the original to be a hugh boon in improving the quality and consistency of my .NET classes, and I'm hoping that the
An explanation for my tiredness today.
During 2007, I unexpectedly achieved a long-held ambition by increasing the number of books I regularly read (as opposed to merely buying, then leaving them to languish on the bookcase!). I read plenty of techie books of course, but also
Many moons (and about four jobs) ago, a wise DBA by the name of David Hanson once recommended to me a book called Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed. I took his advice, bought a copy, and it rapidly became one
I've just finished reading Duncan Bannatyne's autobiography, Anyone Can Do It. It didn't take me long, as it's a real page-turner - and that's coming from someone who doesn't usually enjoy biographies (perhaps my taste in books is maturing
When I mentioned Edward R. Tufte's excellent The Visual Display of Quantitative Information in a recent blog post, it prompted me to search North Yorkshire's online library catalogue to see if they had any more of the great man's works.
Fifty-three years since Darrell Huff published the seminal How to Lie with Statistics, and still we have newspapers as august as The Times pulling the oldest trick in the book: At first glance it all looks very impressive, but closer