The SmartMonsters Bookstore
SmartMonsters' games are not for everyone. We write for
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Books About Databases and Database Programming
DynamoDB Cookbook, Tanmay Deshpande, Packt Publishing 2015
Graph Databases: New Opportunities for Connected Data 2d, Robinson / Webber, O'Reilly 2015
Introducing Data Science: Big Data, Machine Learning, and more, using Python tools, Cielen, et. a., Manning Publications 2016
Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming Third Edition, Joe Celko, Morgan Kaufmann 2005
MongoDB in Action: Covers MongoDB version 3.0 2d, Banker et. al., Manning Publications 2016
MongoDB: The Definitive Guide 2nd, Christina Chodorow, O'Reilly 2013
Seven Databases in Seven Weeks: A Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement, Redmond / Wilson, Pragmatic Bookshelf 2012
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"I will formulate ... a general thesis about modernist fiction: the dominant of modernist fiction is epistemological. That is, modernist fiction deploys strategies which engage and foreground questions such as ... "How can I interpret this world of which I am a part? And what am I in it?" Other typical modernist questions might be added: What is there to be known?; Who knows it?; How do they know it, and with what degree of certainty?; How is knowledge transmitted from one knower to another, and with what degree of reliability?; How does the object of knowledge change as it passes from knower to knower?; What are the limits of knowledge? And so on." -- Brian McHale, Postmodernist Fiction ( info)