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Top 3 stocking stuffers for coders

December 7, 2015
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Last Christmas I decided to knit a scarf while at a concert in the Bahamas.  A little boy and his sister sitting in front of me watched me very intently. Their eyes grew bigger and bigger as the scarf grew longer and longer. Finally the little boy couldn’t take it

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Looking for a SAS job? Join the 21-day SAS challenge

June 1, 2015
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I recently taught a SAS training course where the students were very engaged. They had so many questions, I could have spent the next month writing helpful blog posts that came from that one class. However, I picked this one question that the class begged for me to share. The

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Life saver tip for comparing PROC SQL join with SAS data step merge

May 27, 2015
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“Phew! That tip alone was a life saver,” said a student in one of my SAS SQL classes. “Before, I would have to read about ten Google search results before I could find that content of the sort you shared in class.” That student was referring to the tip I

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10 reasons to learn SAS code even when you have Enterprise Guide

May 6, 2015
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New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg made a new-year's resolution to learn code. Apple’s Steve Jobs said, “I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” President Barrack Obama said, "Don't just buy a new video game, make one.

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A SAS sandwich to satisfy every appetite

July 19, 2013
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How do you like your sandwich? On rye, whole wheat or white bread? What fillings and dressings do you like? You probably think I’ve gone completely crazy and I don’t blame you. What does food have to do with SAS, you say? Loads -- as you’ll find ...
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Top 10 SAS coding efficiencies

July 8, 2013
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Tried, tested and true -- I’m sure you already practice some, if not all, of these efficient techniques to save resources.  I recently shared these 10 techniques with the Wisconsin Illinois SAS users group in Milwaukee. The conference ran smoothly u...
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SAS Global Forum in cool and eclectic San Francisco

May 9, 2013
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San Francisco! The Bay Area and Silicon Valley: innovation, the brightest minds, creating, inspiring new technology and style. This city is known for its healthy food choices.  For example, I spotted a homeless man on my way from the Westin St. Franci...
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A database professional’s best friend

February 4, 2013
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To optimize a Structured Query Language (SQL), the database professional must befriend this order and perhaps even embrace it. Who is your best friend? I’m talking about the order in which SQL processes your statements. Simply put, in what order does...
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