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Guru's Guide to SQL Server™ Stored Procedures, XML, and HTML, The by Ken Henderson

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Chapter 24. Creating a Workable Environment

Undiluted concentration is key to building good software. Interruptions lead to bugs and poor code.

Kim Kokkonen

My first day at my first programming job was a humbling one. The secretary led me down one passageway after another through the bowels of the building until we wound up in the middle of the computer room, and there wasn't another human in sight. “This is your spot,” she said, motioning toward an armless chair at a folding table next to a large chain printer angrily churning out paper and print at that very moment. She noticed the look of bewilderment on my face. Although I hadn't even hoped to have my own office, I'd never guessed that I'd be sharing my space with a noisy, temperamental ...

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