Thursday, May 19, 2011

Free eBooks: Discovering SQL - A Hands-On Guide for Beginners

Discovering SQL: A Hands-On Guide for Beginners
Author(s): Alex Kriegel
Publisher: Wrox
Date : 2011
Pages : 508
Language : English
ISBN-10 : 1118002679
ISBN-13 : 978-1118002674



Description:

Teaching the SQL skills that businesses demand when hiring programmers

If you're a SQL beginner, you don't just want to learn SQL basics, you also want to get some practical SQL skills you can use in the job market. This eBook gives you both. Covering the basics through intermediate topics with clear explanations, hands-on exercises, and helpful solutions, this eBook is the perfect introduction to SQL. Topics include both the current SQL:2008 standards, the upcoming SQL:2011 standards, and also how to use SQL against current releases of the most popular commercial SQL databases, such as Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL.

* Introduces SQL concepts, explains SQL statements, and clearly shows how to write efficient and effective SQL code

* Uses a hands-on style and a sample database that incorporates all SQL concepts taught in the eBook; this database will be enhanced through the eBook as key points and lessons are covered

* Covers topics such as how SQL interacts with the sample database via various interfaces, including vendor-provided utilities, programming languages, SQL clients, and productivity software

* Includes appendices with primers on database normalization, set theory and bollean algebra, RDBMS software step-by-step setup guides, and database connectivity

Learn how to write effective, efficient SQL code with Discovering SQL: A Hands-On Guide for Beginners.


About the Author

Alex Kriegel is an enterprise systems architect for the Oregon Health Authority, State of Oregon. He has more than 20 years of professional database and software development experience and holds numerous certifications, including MCTS, PMP from Project Management Institute, TOGAF 8 Certified Practitioner from The Open Architecture Group, and Certified Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance.


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Discovering SQL - A Hands-On Guide for Beginners

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