Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, 3rd Edition
- By Ben Forta
- Published Mar 31, 2004 by Sams. Part of the Sams Teach Yourself series.
- Copyright 2004
- Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
- Pages: 256
- Edition: 3rd
- ISBN-10: 0-672-32567-5
- ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32567-0
- eBook (Adobe DRM)
- ISBN-10: 0-13-217387-5
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-217387-2
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Product Author Bios
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 email@example.com, and invites you to visit his Web site at http://www.forta.com.
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.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
SQL Lessons Which Take 10 Minutes Each To Complete,
This review is from: Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes (3rd Edition) (Paperback)I purchased this book to refresh myself on the basics of SQL. I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with the simplicity of the material. It is a good book if you ever wanted to try learning SQL or need a refresher. The downloadable material along with the step-by-step instructions make this book a much better tutor than the SQL For Dummies.
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Great, but falls short,
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This review is from: Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes (3rd Edition) (Paperback)All lessons provide code snippets for examples as well as the corresponding output. Unfortunately there is no way to have a frame of reference since there is no information or illustration of the input. It's a great book, but as many other reviews stated, it is much more suited as a reference book. All in all I would say it is DEFINITELY worth the price, but personally it left me wanting to buy another SQL book, I'm thinking something from Joes 2 Pros.
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This review is from: Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes (3rd Edition) (Paperback)Update (Dec 1, '06): updates marked with >>>
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-don't know which program you will be using for SQL and have no knowledge of SQL commands, this book is directed at you and you should get it.
*** I all but stopped programming with SQL for a few years and then came back to it in 2011. When I reviewed this book and my highlights within it, this text remained immensely useful.
-know which program you will be using, get a book on your specific program, because there is enough variation between the programs that another book will serve you much better.
>>>I think I will change this recommendation -- if you don't know SQL, consider this book regardless of which program you are working with.
-are familiar with a few commands in SQL, look for a different book because you will probably breeze through this book and not gain nearly as much as if your time was spent reading something else.
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Table of Contents
Lesson 1. Understanding SQL.
Lesson 2. Retrieving Data.
Lesson 3. Sorting Retrieved Data.
Lesson 4. Filtering Data.
Lesson 5. Advanced Data Filtering.
Lesson 6. Using Wildcard Filtering.
Lesson 7. Creating Calculated Fields.
Lesson 8. Using Data Manipulation Functions.
Lesson 9. Summarizing Data.
Lesson 10. Grouping Data.
Lesson 11. Working with Subqueries.
Lesson 12. Joining Tables.
Lesson 13. Creating Advanced Joins.
Lesson 14. Combining Queries.
Lesson 15. Inserting Data.
Lesson 16. Updating and Deleting Data.
Lesson 17. Creating and Manipulating Tables.
Lesson 18. Using Views.
Lesson 19. Working with Stored Procedures.
Lesson 20. Managing Transaction Processing.
Lesson 21. Using Cursors.
Lesson 22. Understanding Advanced SQL Features.
Appendix A: Sample Table Scripts.
Appendix B: Working in Popular Applications.
Appendix C: SQL Statement Syntax.
Appendix D: Using SQL Datatypes.
Appendix E: SQL Reserved Words.
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