Rick Dobson

Rick Dobson
Rick Dobson is an author and an individual trader. He is also a SQL Server professional with decades of T-SQL experience that includes authoring books, running a national seminar practice, working for businesses on finance and healthcare development projects, and serving as a regular contributor to MSSQLTips.com. He has been growing his Python skills for more than the past half decade -- especially for data visualization and ETL tasks with JSON and CSV files. His most recent professional passions include financial time series data and analyses, AI models, and statistics. He believes the proper application of these skills can help traders and investors to make more profitable decisions.

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Rick Dobson is a SQL Server professional with decades of T-SQL experience that includes authoring books, running a national seminar practice, working for businesses on finance and healthcare development projects, and serving as a regular contributor to MSSQLTips.com. He has been a practicing Python developer for more than the past half decade with a special emphasis for data visualization and ETL tasks with JSON and CSV files. His most recent professional passions include financial time series data and analyses, AI models, and statistics. If you are interested in growing your skills in any of these areas especially as they relate to financial securities, consider visiting his blog at https://securitytradinganalytics.blogspot.com/2023/12/.

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Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence Programming with T-SQL for Time Series Data
Artificial Intelligence Compare Artificial Intelligence Models Built with T-SQL
Artificial Intelligence Create AI Models with T-SQL to Buy or Sell Financial Securities
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Artificial Intelligence How to Compare and Combine Artificial Intelligence Models with T-SQL
Constraints List Dependencies for SQL Server Foreign Keys
Data Science Data Science with SQL Server for Inferential and Predictive Statistics: Part 2
Data Types Money and Decimal Data Types for Monetary Values with SQL Server
Database Configurations Setup a Workbench Database, Migrate Objects from Production and Modify the Workbench Database
Dates Converting and Using Text Dates as SQL Server Dates
Dates Work around for calculating age using the SQL Server DateDiff function
Encryption Masking Personal Identifiable SQL Server Data
Functions System Generate Unique Random Number in SQL Server
Functions System Name Parsing for Result Sets with Different Name Formats
Functions System Name Parsing for up to Two Different Persons from One Name String with SQL Server T-SQL
Functions System Name Parsing with SQL Server Functions and T-SQL Programming
Functions System T-SQL Starter Statistics Package for SQL Server
Functions System Weighted vs Simple Moving Average with SQL Server T-SQL Code
Functions User Defined UDF Find SQL Server User Defined Function Create, Modified, Last Execution Date and Code
Functions User Defined UDF SQL Server User Defined Function Example
Functions User Defined UDF SQL Server User Defined Function Overview
Import and Export Download and Analyze Stooq Historical Stock Price and Volume Data in SQL Server
Import and Export Import end of day prices for all NASDAQ stocks into SQL Server
Import and Export Importing Historical Stock Prices from Yahoo Finance into SQL Server
Import and Export Using a Simple SQL Server Bulk Insert to View and Validate Data
Integration Services Development Dynamically Name Text Files in SQL Server Integration Services
Microsoft Excel Integration Data Visualizations for Excel Multi-Chart Sets with SQL Server Data
Other Database Platforms Create, Populate, and Subset a Pandas Dataframe from a CSV File
Other Database Platforms Transferring data from SAS to SQL Server and back
Other Database Platforms Using SAS ACCESS and PROC SQL to Retrieve SQL Server Data
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Other Database Platforms Using Wizards to Export a Dataset from SAS to SQL Server
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Professional Development Certifications Study material for exam 70-463 Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Professional Development Certifications Study material for exam 70-463 Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - Part 2
Python An Introduction to Assessing Normal Distribution with Python
Python Assessing if Dataset Values are Lognormal Distributed with Python
Python Build Pie Charts with Python for Displaying Counts from SQL Server Data
Python Create Performance Charts in Python for Time Series Data within SQL Server
Python Creating Animated Line Plots with Python
Python Data Engineering a Solution with Python and SQL Server
Python Displaying Subplots for SQL Server Data with Python and Matplotlib
Python Displaying Subplots for SQL Server Data with Python and Plotly
Python How to use Python and BeautifulSoup to Screen Scrape a Web Page and Store in SQL Server
Python Import Unstructured Web Content to SQL Server with BeautifulSoup, Python and T-SQL
Python Introducing Python User Defined Functions to SQL Server Professionals
Python Introduction to Python Bar Charts and Line Charts
Python Introduction to Treemap Charts for SQL Server Professionals
Python Plotting in Python for Financial Time Series Data for Exponential Moving Averages
Python Reading and Writing JSON Files with Python
Python Remote Data Access with JSON and Python Rest API
Python Screen Scraping with Python and BeautifulSoup Code Examples
Python Techniques for Collecting Stock Data with Python
Query Optimization Query Tuning in SQL Server with Set Statistics IO
Reporting Services Charts Creating High-Low-Open-Close Candlestick Charts with SQL Server Reporting Services
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Security Get Started with SQL Server xp_cmdshell
SQL Server 2016 Execute Python Scripts with Management Studio to Securely Import Data into SQL Server
SQL Server 2016 Import Historical Stock Prices into SQL Server using Python
SQL Server 2016 Installing Python and Running Python Scripts from SQL Server SSMS
SQL Server 2017 Scraping HTML Tables with Python to Populate SQL Server Tables
SQL Server 2017 Web Screen Scraping with Python to Populate SQL Server Tables
SQL Server Agent Creating Multi-Step and Dynamic SQL Server Agent Jobs
SQL Server Agent Getting Started with SQL Server Agent - Part 1
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SQL Server and Oracle Comparison Transferring Data Between SQL Server 2014 and Oracle 11g Databases
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Stored Procedures Save SQL Server Stored Procedure Results to Table
Stored Procedures SQL Server Stored Procedure Context Switching and Impersonation Example
Stored Procedures SQL Server Stored Procedure Input Parameter, Output Parameter and Return Value
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Temp Tables SQL Server Derived Table Example
Temp Tables SQL Server Staging Table vs Temp Table
Temp Tables SQL Server Subquery Example
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Temp Tables SQL Server Uncorrelated and Correlated Subquery
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TSQL Mining Stock Price Time Series with MACD in SQL Server
TSQL Mining Time Series Data by Calculating Moving Averages with T-SQL Code in SQL Server
TSQL Mining Time Series with Exponential Moving Averages in SQL Server
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Views Create, Alter, Drop and Query SQL Server Views
Views Insert and Delete SQL Server Data with Views
Views Track and Monitor SQL Server View Usage
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