Special Edition Using SQL (SE Using)
||Author: Rafe Colburn|
List Price: $39.99
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Publisher: Que (27 October, 1999)
Sales Rank: 161,747
Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
Pretty decent SQL book
I have reviewed alot of Oracle SQL books and you would have to spend alot of money to get what this book delivers. You get the skinny on SQL. It mainly covers Oracle, but mentions the other databases thoughout the book. I go to this book when I need the syntax of how to construct a SQL statement. Very good book.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Excellent Resource for More Advanced SQL Questions
When I was doing sorta minimal SQL and mostly concentrating on programming, database administration and debugging, the fairly sketchy SQL books I happened to buy first were good enough.
But recently I've started doing lots of web-database development, writing much more complex queries and having to be a lot smarter about SQL. This book has been quite helpful. Yes, there are a lot of words here, and yes, I would have trimmed a couple of chapters. But the book explains a great deal of complex info and is written very clearly. It's clear that the author is tied to real world -- I gather from his bio that he's a web application developer in real life. Wish I'd bought the book earlier.
When I want to quickly remind myself of some common bit of syntax, there are other books where I can find the info quicker. But when I have those "gee, how am I going to do *this*?" moments, this is the book I grab.
Rating: 1 out of 5
Save yourself some $$$
And just read the SQL reference in whatever DB product you have (Oracle, SQL Server, Informix, etc). Nothing new here except added verbiage which just takes longer to sift through.
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