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part of SQL for Web Nerds by Philip Greenspun

A Citroen in a Florence side street Congratulations: You've learned SQL. You can tap into the power of the relational database management system for concurrency control and transaction management. This power is useful for almost any activity in which computers are employed.

If you aren't already saddled with a job, I encourage you to think about building Web services for collaboration, which I think are the most valuable things that we nerds can give to society. To that end, I wrote Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing, available at and more recently Software Engineering for Internet Applications, at
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