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The PDF version of SQL Performance Explained by Markus Winand is free until Monday with code "CyberMon19"

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    vord
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    I'm a DBA. I didn't read the whole thing yet, just a quick skim, but if you're a developer and you leverage SQL databases, you NEED this book. You'll be far less likely to incur the wrath of a DBA...

    I'm a DBA. I didn't read the whole thing yet, just a quick skim, but if you're a developer and you leverage SQL databases, you NEED this book.

    You'll be far less likely to incur the wrath of a DBA who wasn't involved in the design process but still has to wake up at 2 AM to fix a critical performance issue caused by your code.

    5 votes
    1. BuckeyeSundae
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      Sold. Thank you for the recommendation. I have many such DBAs in my life I owe way too much alcohol to already.

      Sold. Thank you for the recommendation.

      I have many such DBAs in my life I owe way too much alcohol to already.

      3 votes
    2. cwagner
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      I’m a developer. Sole developer. Solo IT-department. So I’m an accidental DBA ;)

      I’m a developer. Sole developer. Solo IT-department. So I’m an accidental DBA ;)

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  2. natdempk
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    This book is great. It's really easy to write slow SQL accidentally. This book helps you avoid problems by giving you the right mental models to understand abstractly what SQL engines are actually...

    This book is great. It's really easy to write slow SQL accidentally. This book helps you avoid problems by giving you the right mental models to understand abstractly what SQL engines are actually doing under the covers and how you can make queries fast. Cannot recommend enough, especially as the book is written from a very practical standpoint and isn't very long.

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