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Best SQL Server Performance Tuning Tips
Kevin Kline
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Taking the time to tune your SQL server can deliver big performance improvements and bring with it a whole flood of other benefits that make it entirely worthwhile. Here are words of wisdom from an expert.



JavaScript Canvas - Introduction To Bitmaps
Ian Elliot
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Canvas lets you work with bitmaps as well as generate custom drawings. In this extract from a chapter in my new book on JavaScript Graphics we look at the basics of how to transfer bitmaps to Canvas.



The LINQ Principle
Mike James
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LINQ isn’t just for SQL, it's for languages. Find out how LINQ works at the most basic level and how it can be useful as a general language construct even if you aren't using a database.



Programmer's Guide To Theory - Kolmogorov Complexity
Mike James
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Randomness and regularity are two sides of the same coin but what connects them? Kolmogorov complexity, related to both, is one of the strangest ideas of all. This is what this extract from Chapter 7 of my recent book is all about.



Invention of the Microchip
Historian
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Without the microchip it is unlikely that computers would have become commonplace.  Its invention was a key stage in the development of computing and is credited to two individuals - Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce.