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SQR Dates

Numbers are probably the most important scalar objects of business applications, but dates may be a close second. Dates Are Harder Than Numbers Numbers are simple; they line up.  Commands manipulate them without units.  Dates...


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SQR Programming Standards

What do compilers expect of the programs we create? Our programs should follow the syntax of the language and observe the practical limits of the compiler. What do our customers and managers expect of the programs we create? Our...



SQL for Breaks in a Sequence

In a previous post, Views You Can Use: Ordinal Numbers, we discussed how to acknowledge children who visited Pee Wee Bees most often.  The little boy who had been here the most (88 times to date) should be in first place.  The...

Views You Can Use: Ordinal Numbers

Cardinals and Ordinals As a child, I learned about cardinal and ordinal numbers. I just checked Wikipedia and found that my understanding of them is … childlike. I remember cardinal numbers as non-negative integers; 0, 1, 2, 3,...

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