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revised MySQL with mutiple threads and processes
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comment How to gauge a person's ability to write SQL queries?
@Lèsemajesté I'm not really looking for an algorithmically complex problem, or an understanding of the DB's internals - I want to know if they can code, solve problems, and have experience with SQL. Implementing Fizz-Buzz in SQL is primarily a problem-solving test. It forces them to "think outside the box", as SQL isn't a good fit with the problem. I want to see how they approach it. Some of them just don't know where to start; some of them create an SP and write a loop; some of them create a numbers table; some use a cursor; some use a Common Table Expression; etc, etc.
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comment How to gauge a person's ability to write SQL queries?
Do you already have SQL skills? If not, acquire them (in a job, not on some certification course); if you do, add them to your CV, polish them, and learn how to implement Fizz-Buzz in it. :-) And feel free to get MS-Certified using the information provided by @Tangurena.
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comment How to avoid “DO YOU HAZ TEH CODEZ” situations?
@BryanOakley The first sentence is a comment; the second sentence is my answer.