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A Beginner’s Guide to Becoming One with SQL

If you don’t know what SQL is, it stands for Structured Query Language. It is a programming language that allows for the access of manipulation of databases and their various tables. This language follows a strict set of standards created by ANSI (American National Standards Institute). This means that regardless of what version is used on a server, there will be certain aspects that must be uniform throughout every sort of implementation.

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Get the Jump On Your Fellow Job Hunters With These IT Certifications

Whether you are starting to look into getting into Information Technology as a career, are just starting out in it, or are a seasoned veteran in the industry, there is a constantly updated list of imperative skills to have in order to keep your job or to get a new one. Having these skills without proof is not enough, which is why obtaining IT certificates is important. Having the correct IT certificates can actually give you a jumpstart on your opponents in competition over jobs. Here are the top five current IT certificates that you should get in order to stay competitive in the industry.

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April Fool’s Day 2011 Around The Web

The Internet has become the home of an increasing amount of April Fool’s jokes and pranks thanks to its wide viewing audience. Many popular website such as Google have routinely played pranks on their users, and they did not disappoint this year. A lot of big names played jokes on their website visitors this year along with Google, including Hulu, Toshiba, Kodak, Blizzard, and even NPR. Many communities also ran their own little jokes that amused many members, but would not be fully understandable by the public. Therefore, here’s a rundown of many of the public April Fool’s jokes that appeared on the internet on April 1st, 2011.

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Top 10 Chrome Extensions for Web Developers

Mozilla Firefox is a web browser widely known for its great variety of extensions and add ons, but Google Chrome has a very large library of them as well. In fact, many Firefox extensions have been ported over for use with Chrome. New ones have also been created to replicate the functionality of those not simply ported over to Google’s browser.

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How to Make a Lettermark for Your Business

Lettermarks are quick identifiers for your business that incorporate a letter and an image to bring quick brand recognition. Great functional examples of these in the real world are the McDonald’s ‘M’, which is the first letter of the franchise name and also represents the fries, and the WordPress ‘W’, which has become easily recognizable, and symbolizes writing with its serif font. They are important to have because they are much smaller, and can fit into more types of advertising and have more uses than a full logo. They can also then be blown up and become a full functioning logo as well.

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5 Must Have Exclusive Add-ons for Firefox 4

With the full release of Mozilla Firefox 4 just around the corner, and Firefox 4 RC 2 already available to the public, there are many new add-ons that play around with the new framework that Mozilla is introducing. Many other extensions and themes are being ported over from older versions of the open source web browser, but here we will just be focusing on the add-ons only available for Firefox 4.

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