Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes

Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes

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by Ben Forta
     
 

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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes has established itself as the gold standard for introductory SQL books, offering a fast-paced accessible tutorial to the major themes and techniques involved in applying the SQL language. Forta's examples are clear and his writing style is crisp and concise. As with earlier editions, this revision includes coverage of

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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes has established itself as the gold standard for introductory SQL books, offering a fast-paced accessible tutorial to the major themes and techniques involved in applying the SQL language. Forta's examples are clear and his writing style is crisp and concise. As with earlier editions, this revision includes coverage of current versions of all major commercial SQL platforms. New this time around is coverage of MySQL, and PostgreSQL. All examples have been tested against each SQL platform, with incompatibilities or platform distinctives called out and explained.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132173889
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
03/31/2004
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Ben Forta is Macromedia's Senior Technical Evangelist and has almost 20 years of experience in the computer industry in product development, support, training, and product marketing. Ben is the author of the best-selling ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit and Advanced ColdFusion Development (both published by Que), Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes (in this same series), and also books on Flash, Java, WAP, Windows 2000, and other subjects. He has extensive experience in database design and development, has implemented databases for several highly successful commercial software programs, and is a frequent lecturer and columnist on Internet and database technologies. Born in London, England, and educated in London, New York, and Los Angeles, Ben now lives in Oak Park, Michigan, with his wife Marcy and their seven children. Ben welcomes your email at ben@forta.com, and invites you to visit his Web site at http://www.forta.com.

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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes (Older Edition) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
MochaMan More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a reference for beginners when utilizing SQL. It's good to have by the desk side to use as a quick reference tool and is organized in a logical format
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great introduction to SQL. It starts slow and gives you the essential details to do a practical 'work unit.' To use this book as intended, it is helpful if you have some programming background and/or even just a little exposure to databases.
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Good book for beginners. For anyone looking specifically to learn proprietary syntax, look to those books. I've read a lot of reviews about how this book isn't good to learn SQL server, but this book isn't about SQL server; it's about basic SQL fundamentals. There are free tutorials out on the web with interactive learning that outdoes this book. However, it's still a good touch and feel reference tool for those who prefer a hard copy.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is more of a quick reference on basic SQL. As a web application developer who doesn't use SQL query on a daily basis. This book is helpful on reminding me some SQL syntax that I know but cannot recall right away from my head.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great for beginners who just want to get started with what they need.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very impressed having never worked with SQL before. I was writing queries within the first few pages. Being a light VB programmer, adapting was easy as pie. Highly recommended if you will be writing a front end in any programming language, or if you just want to interact with SQL from Word or Excel. Very well written
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is simply amazing as the other books by Ben Forta. Very few typos. Very concise. Anyone serious about SQL should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent primer. Read it in one nite. You can start turning out good queries, immediately.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sure, the book is good, but let's not downplay the importance of understanding the full spectrum of SQL Server. Enormous catostraphic damage can occur from giving people the false sense of security that they can learn SQL in 10 minutes.