For me, the most impressive thing about this book is it's attention to detail - on more than one occasion I've wondered why something was done in a certain way and I turn the page to find that the detail has been answered! We now know that your ability to remember something is largely dependent on its emotional content. They also make things more fun. Are your tables all tangled up? Overall, this is an excellent book to read for a beginner or even someone who wants to learn how to normalize tables properly. Since working one side of the brain often means giving the other side a chance to rest, you can be more productive at learning for a longer period of time. Are your tables all tangled up? The book is amazing for people who want to get into database management or data science. If I had to learn another coding language, I would certainly seek out a guidebook from this Head First series.
It even includes crossword puzzles to help the reader quiz himself on what he's learned. Facts alone are wanted in life. These values might be in the same column: Single, Married, Divorced. Dehydration which can happen before you ever feel thirsty decreases cognitive function. I suppose its design is intended to make things easier to learn, the way images and visualizations are aggressively used. The 'head first' series has a way of explaining computer language so that it does not seem so daunting.
Why teach you to write code you won't write, only to say you should do it the way they end. Some columns should always have values. It also makes things more understandable. And when text and pictures work together, we embedded the text in the pictures because your brain works more effectively when the text is within the thing the text refers to, as opposed to in a caption or buried in the text somewhere. The other great thing about the book is, like it said, Head First! This is a single set of columns that describe attributes of a single thing. We included more than 80 activities, because your brain is tuned to learn and remember more when you do things than when you read about things. While tackling a very serious technical subject, it does so with examples and text that makes it fun.
I even find the diagrams, and pictures to be confusing as well. This book contains certain predictable bits that you'd expect in any Head First book. Once or twice an exercise would throw me for a loop; but there was enough information in the book to figure them out. It also arrived a week and a half before it was supposed to. Read me This is a learning experience, not a reference book. I think it would be more productive if it was possible to download scripts to create and populate tables according to the contents of each chapter.
Use this keyword to see the table you just created. This helps the learning stick, since you compare your mental model with reality. I liked the style where they really asked you to think about possible answers to things before they told you how to do it. In stories, examples, pictures, etc. If you use gregsList as the database name with no underscore and the second word capitalized, then you should stick to that naming convention throughout all your tables in this database, for example naming your table myContacts, to be consistent.
The Head First series teaches the nuts and bolts and is entertaining in the process. Pay special attention to the type of data for each column. This is a very unusual and unconventional book in its design. Columns and rows together make up a table. Remember the incomplete sticky note for Pat, with no last name? Except the cases when the source was directly specified, the information, opinions and views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily state or reflect those of any other company with direct or indirect affiliation to the products or subjects discussed. Resources that are better spent storing the really big things. But defenitely not this one! I love the which excepting the book on , have acquired over its short existence several other titles like the ones on , and , topics strongly correlated with the thematic of the current blog, but also related tangential topics like Project Management, , , , , , , , , , , , , , or.
Computer tech manuals are drier than a popcorn fart, am I right? But, I learn better with books that present the material in a more orderly, structured, traditional way. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. Every time you search online, go shopping, call information, use your TiVo, make a reservation, get a speeding ticket, or buy groceries, a database is being asked for information, otherwise known as being queried. Most of us did not take courses on metacognition or learning theory when we were growing up. Unfortunately, syntax from other implementations is never explained.
Would you rather have a root canal than mix stripes with plaid? It definitely didn't hold my hand on everything such as using the programs it told me to install in my computer but I suppose that can be expected. Tell stories instead of lecturing. Finally, we use people in our stories, examples, and pictures, because, well, you're a person. Sometimes this results in you needing to use more than one word in a name. Cary Collett put his 15 years of experience working at startups, government labs, and currently in the financial sector to use while reviewing the book, and is looking forward to getting back to enjoying his non-work things like cooking, hiking, reading and terrorizing his dogs. Is your data dragging you down? Head First books are good only if you're a beginner. I follow syntax relatively easily, so I've been able to get an idea of what was happening, but I needed to know why what I did worked.
This holds text data of up to 255 characters in length. The source code is available. The only parts that were not covered because it's not a php issue was how to get my php script to send mail using sendmail or whatever. On the other hand, I did not like Head First Design Patterns at all. There is way too little code, and the little that is present is way too simple and primitive. The photographs, exercises, and diagrams truly helped me grasp heavy concepts in record-breaking time. I'll compare this against other books, but I did not love the way it had you do certain things early in chapters you would never do in real coding.
A reader has to be motivated, engaged, curious, and inspired to solve problems, draw conclusions, and generate new knowledge. Also, the examples have the longest names I've ever seen. Fulfilled by Amazon items can be identified with an badge. We used redundancy, saying the same thing in different ways and with different media types, and multiple senses, to increase the chance that the content gets coded into more than one area of your brain. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. So for beginner, definitely start from this book. This was one of my textbooks for a database design class, a class I was terrified to take but still signed up for for various reasons out of my control.