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The Absence of Value in Computing

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A meditative analysis on all of the uses and misuses of NULL values in computing.

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Daniel Hargett
Daniel Hargett

Daniel Hargett DSCE DCME, has been using and programming computers since his father gave him his first 386 in 1995. Since then, he has built a beautiful family and successful career in Digital Signage. His passions include Learning, Teaching, Audio/Video tech, Computer Networking, and Computer Hardware/Software.

Table of Contents

    • Introduction
      • NULL Around the World!
    • Chapter X - A Brief History of NULL
      • NULL Before Computing
      • The Inventor of NULL
      • Early Programming Languages
      • The Development of NULL Values
      • The Introduction of C
      • NULL Usage in Databases During the 1970’s
    • Chapter X - Different Kinds of NULL
    • Chapter X - Uses and Misuses of NULL
      • Uses of NULL in Computing
      • Misuses of NULL
    • Chapter X - The Use of NULL in Computer Programming
      • Programming vs. Query vs. Scripting
      • Style Choices
    • Chapter X - NULL in Programming Languages
      • LISP
      • FORTRAN
      • QBASIC
    • Chapter X - NULL in Scripting Languages
      • NULL in Python
      • NULL in PowerShell
    • Chapter X - NULL in Query Languages
      • NULL in SQL
      • NULL in XQuery

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