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Sams Teach Yourself T-SQL in One Hour a Day

Creating a SQL Server Database

This lesson from T-SQL in One Hour a Day, Sams Teach Yourself covers how to create a SQL Server database, how to set database options, how to work with the Transaction Log, and how to attach to an existing database.


When multi-hyphenated entrepreneurs prove they can't do it all, why do ordinary mortals keep on trying? Dennis Sheppard, co-author of Teach Yourself AngularJS for .NET Developers in 24 Hours, speaks the truth for software developers: Nobody can do it all, and trying to learn every possible programming language makes no sense. Why not just code in the language(s) that you enjoy?

Have you ever adjusted to a new area code or ZIP code? Everyone needs unique phone numbers and addresses, which is a struggle for the phone companies and the post office. The Internet has the same growing pains on a planetary scale, with everyone's Net-connected devices needing unique IP addresses. Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, explains how Network Address Translation makes it possible for all of us and our gadgets to communicate.

In Ruby, there are a number of ways to create anonymous pieces of code that we can move throughout our application. Proc is one such was to create an anonymous callable. However, in this excerpt from Effective Ruby LiveLessons (Video Training), learn why you should prefer lambda instead of proc.

In this chapter from Clojure Recipes, you will build the first of two REST servers. This is a simple one to do in Compojure. The REST server we build will receive a REST call over http. You will test it using a command line tool, curl.

You’ll often need to sort your data in Excel, whether it be numerically, alphabetically, by color, or by icon. In this chapter from My Excel 2016, you’ll learn the various ways of sorting data, allowing you to view data from least to greatest, greatest to least, and even by color.

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