Saturday, December 20, 2014

Was My Book One of the Top 5 SAS Books of 2014?

SAS Programming Professionals,

The final SAS Training & Book Report e-newsletter of 2014 arrived yesterday evening with a list of the top five SAS books of 2014. I was eager to see if my own SAS Press book, How To Become A Top SAS Programmer, was among the top five. Alas and alack, it was not.

However, I pleased to see that several books I regularly recommend to SAS programmers was on the list. The list is:

Top Five Books
  1. The Little SAS Book: A Primer, Fifth Edition
  2. Big Data Analytics: Turning Big Data Into Big Money
  3. SAS Certification Prep Guide: Base Programming for SAS®9, Third Edition
  4. SAS for Dummies, Second Edition
  5. Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer's Guide
Not having practical experience with crunching BIG DATA, I recommend that SAS professionals looking to build a comprehensive SAS documentation library seriously consider having books 1, 3, 4, and 5 on their bookshelves. You cannot go wrong with any or all of those publications.

Oh, and if you are serious about steering your SAS programming career towards better professional and financial growth, you cannot go wrong with my own book: How To Become A Top SAS Programmer.

Best of luck in all your SAS endeavors!

(aka Michael A. Raithel)