Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours

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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours by Ryan Stephens, Ron Plew, Arie D. Jones

Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours, Third Edition presents the key features of SQL (Structured Query Language) in an easy to understand format with updated code examples, notes, diagrams, exercises, and quizzes. New material covers more information on transactions, constructs, embedded databases, and object-oriented programming. In this edition, the authors include examples based on a database like MySQL, a very popular open source database.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780672330186
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 06/20/2008
Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
Pages: 476
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

For more than 10 years, the authors have studied, applied, and documented the SQL standard and its application to critical database systems in this book.

Ryan Stephens and Ron Plew are entrepreneurs, speakers, and cofounders of Perpetual Technologies, Inc. (PTI), a fast-growing IT management and consulting firm. PTI specializes in database technologies, primarily Oracle and SQL servers running on all UNIX, Linux, and Microsoft platforms. Starting out as data analysts and database administrators, Ryan and Ron now lead a team of impressive technical subject matter experts who manage databases for clients worldwide. They authored and taught database courses for Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis for five years and have authored more than a dozen books on Oracle, SQL, database design, and high availability of critical systems.

Arie D. Jones is the principal technology manager for Perpetual Technologies, Inc. (PTI) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Arie leads PTI’s team of experts in planning, design, development, deployment, and management of database environments and applications to achieve the best combination of tools and services for each client. He is a regular speaker at technical events and has authored several books and articles pertaining to database-related topics.

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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Paul Freeman More than 1 year ago
A waste of my money. Exercises filled with missing information and misinformation.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with typos and bad code. If you are trying to teach yourself SQL, as the title suggests, this is extremely frustrating.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I come from a technical writing background with minimal programming experience. Recently became the QA on a database project. This book covers the concepts in a really easy format that does not overwhelm. I like the excercises at the end because I can see if I really 'got' the information. Yes, I found many typos (I don't know about omissions), but they were easily corrected. I also found the book extemely easy to pick up on a moments notice and 'study' for 20-30 minutes: the information is structured such that the reader can 'come away' with something, no matter how limited the time is. As an aside, I had the book bound in a spiral binding, which made it much easier to study. I have no doubt that much is left out, but I can use the information I learned in a practical way on the job. I hope to followup with a slightly more advanced text that focuses on Transact SQL.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Give this book a miss. While the format was okay, the text contains an incredible number of mistakes and omissions. Consequently, examples, explanations, and exercises often make no sense. Also, many examples tend to be simplistic to the point of stupidity. They confer minimal educational value. Spend your time and money on a book with better content that has been more rigorously proofed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read several of Sams' 'Teach Yourself' series and would have to say this is one of the better ones. The authors provide solid explanations of database basics, as well as SQL's more advanced features. The one drawback is that SQL's syntax varies among db packages. So, the examples won't always work for you. But this book lives up to its title.