Description : Attention all SQL Pros, DAX is not just for writing Excel-based formulas! Get hands-on learning and expert advice on how to use the vast capabilities of the DAX language to solve common data modeling challenges. Beginning DAX with Power BI teaches key concepts such as mapping techniques from SQL to DAX, filtering, grouping, joining, pivoting, and using temporary tables, all aimed at the SQL professional. Join author Philip Seamark as he guides you on a journey through typical business data transformation scenarios and challenges, and teaches you, step-by-step, how to resolve challenges using DAX. Tips, tricks, and shortcuts are included and explained, along with examples of the SQL equivalent, in order to accelerate learning. Examples in the book range from beginner to advanced, with plenty of detailed explanation when walking through each scenario. What You’ll Learn Turbocharge your Power BI model by adding advanced DAX programming techniques Know when to use calculated measures versus calculated columns Generate new tables on the fly from existing data Optimize, monitor, and tune Power BI to improve performance of your models Discover new ideas, tricks, and time-saving techniques for better models Who This Book Is For Business intelligence developers, business analysts, or any SQL user who wants to use Power BI as a reporting tool. A solid understanding of SQL is recommended, as examples throughout the book include the DAX equivalents to SQL problem/solution scenarios.
Description : Pro Oracle Application Express opens the "hood" of APEX and reveals the full power behind its easy-to-use GUI interface. This book shows you what you need to know to produce powerful, professionally polished applications: such as user-authentication models, approaches to layout and navigation, how to integrate Ajax, how to deal with localization issues like time zones and translations, how to customize the look and feel of an APEX web site, and more. The authors are well-qualified to write on APEX. John Scott is a hard-core APEX developer and his coauthor, Scott Spendolini, is one of the original creators of APEX.
Description : Dear diary...and anyone else who will listen: Tonight, I met the man of my dreams. Literally. *** Whoever said living in California was glamorous and easy-going lied through their fucking teeth. I guess I can blame reality TV for that pervasive B.S. Maybe it was good thing my old man banned television at home for all the years he was alive, after all. I probably would’ve been even more deluded than I was when I’d moved up here from Arkansas three months ago. Looking back, I’m not even sure why I did it; why, of all the places I could’ve chosen to start a new life, I picked Los Angeles: one of the most expensive places in the world to live. I don’t even know anyone one here. Heck, I’d never even visited the city before my move. Still, I’m determined to make it here, to make something of myself. And that means I have no time for distractions of any kind—especially guys. But then, he comes along; the sexiest, strongest, most handsome, most intimidating, and most powerful man I’ve ever seen. He’s absolutely gorgeous, with eyes that seem to burn right through my soul and the most charming smile in existence, and his allure, his entire being, is simply magnetic. He’s impossibly beautiful and just…ugh, perfect. He’s perfect. He’s everything every woman—and possibly quite a few men—wants, including me. What I’m not prepared for, though, is how much he wants me, too. However, there are three problems. One: He’s not a man. Two: I can only see him in my dreams. And three: He commands an army of soul reapers. And, apparently, that’s just the beginning… *** Immerse yourself in the first thrilling bundle of installments of Eme Strife's addictive, sexy, enchanting, and surreal series. Each page will leave you even more enthralled than the last, on the edge of your seat, and vigorously chomping at the bit for more. This series unfolds over several volumes. IT IS NOT A STANDALONE. Rated 18+ This series contains graphic sexual content, violence, and strong language. Because of its explicit nature, it is intended for mature audiences only. Reader discretion is advised.