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Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals, The by Ken Henderson

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Preface

I grew up on a farm in America's heartland. From the time I was eight years old until I left home for college, I lived in a small wood-frame house in rural Oklahoma with my parents and sisters. I experienced life as a bona fide country boy with all its attendant wholesomeness, adventure, and isolation.

I came up in a time when running water and electricity were already commonplace, even in rural Oklahoma, so I have no horror stories to relate about the lack of basic accoutrements or outhouses or dirt floors. I did, however, milk five cows every day before I went to school; I bailed hay in the summer and cut firewood in the fall; and my sisters and I helped our parents plant and harvest a large truck garden every spring and summer. I fed ...

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