Long road

A Long Road Will Show What Your Horse Is Worth

A Georgian poet once said that a long road will show you what your horse is worth. Database development is somewhat similar – it is probably the most studied and the most obscure corner of the geek universe. You’re #CuriousAboutData, so read on!

The original IBM researchers that developed the mathematical theory behind relational databases have complained for years that all database vendors created a wrong implementation and those databases aren’t relational at all. There are many problems/questions, and very few answers; many books that just confuse you more …and few that make things clear.

You can often learn how to write commands that will return some sort of results, but understanding why these commands work or why these results are what is needed is often beyond our ability. It’s a long and winding road to at least some level of competency.

To add insult to injury, there are many people along the way who will claim to understand databases just because they saw a reflection of a dolphin (MySQL logo, for those who are wondering).

This constitutes a double difficulty of students not knowing what they don’t know, and teachers not fully understanding that the material that they teach is truly treacherous.

At BitWise MnM Inc., we’ve made sure to address these problems.

First of all, we don’t leave any stone unturned. Our extensive research program answers any and all questions that students may have. And if we’re ever in doubt, we have access to world class experts like Fabian Pascal and David McGoveran.

And for our students, we created a self-evaluation method that allows them to understand where they stand without a pressure of taking exams and/or embarrassment of not getting it. Therefore, our trainees can plug into a complete learning program that awards participants with fundamental theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Maybe we’ll make this internal program accessible to everyone one day. What do you think?

If you’re interested in hearing more about BitWise’s unique, effective, and empowering approach to training, please contact us!

We like people, so feel free to call or write. Humans only.

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