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Teaching the SQL skills that businesses demand when hiringprogrammers

If you're a SQL beginner, you don't just want to learn SQLbasics, you also want to get some practical SQL skills you can usein the job market. This book gives you both. Covering the basicsthrough intermediate topics with clear explanations, hands-onexercises, and helpful solutions, this book is the perfectintroduction to SQL. Topics include both the current SQL:2008standards, the upcoming SQL:2011 standards, and also how to use SQLagainst current releases of the most popular commercial SQLdatabases, such as Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL.

  • Introduces SQL concepts, explains SQL statements, and clearlyshows how to write efficient and effective SQL code
  • Uses a hands-on style and a sample database that incorporatesall SQL concepts taught in the book; this database will be enhancedthrough the book as key points and lessons are covered
  • Covers topics such as how SQL interacts with the sampledatabase via various interfaces, including vendor-providedutilities, programming languages, SQL clients, and productivitysoftware
  • Includes appendices with primers on database normalization, settheory and bollean algebra, RDBMS software step-by-step setupguides, and database connectivity

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

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