Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “SQL Pocket Guide” as Want to Read:
SQL Pocket Guide
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

SQL Pocket Guide

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  163 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
SQL is the language of databases. It's used to create and maintain database objects, place data into those objects, query the data, modify the data, and, finally, delete data that is no longer needed. Databases lie at the heart of many, if not most business applications. Chances are very good that if you're involved with software development, you're using SQL to some degre ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published April 27th 2006 by O'Reilly Media (first published 2003)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about SQL Pocket Guide, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about SQL Pocket Guide

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 471)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Thomas Harning

The complexity of developing database queries with SQL is a challenge often requiring frequent documentation searches. The "SQL Pocket Guide" by Jonathan Gennick is a great converged reference for many common database implementation.

The best feature of this guide is its breadth of detail offered. It provides a high-level view of database structures and provides useful details for taking strategies available in one implementation and possibly using it in another database engine. An example of thi

Jun 16, 2014 Kim rated it it was ok
The point of a physical reference is to be easier to flip through than a website. This book, while full of useful technical information, did not bother going through the process of being typeset by someone accustomed to formatting information in print. The end result was a book where it took me five minutes to find the page for the 'update' statement. Still useful, but quite disappointing for purely typesetting related reasons.
Mathew Whitney
Apr 24, 2015 Mathew Whitney rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2000-2011
When I started my first job as a web developer, this book quickly became the most important book on my shelf (and moved to my desk drawer, where it was easier to get to). While searching the web for answers is usually the easiest way to find the latest reference material for web/software development, sometimes a well-indexed small-format paper reference goes a long way.

Despite moving to development frameworks that make it easier to abstract the SQL away, this is still one of a handful of paper r
Sep 29, 2008 Scott rated it really liked it
This book is an excellent resource for those needing to brush up on SQL, or needing an easy reference to help with their coding.
Jan 31, 2013 to'c rated it it was amazing
This book is always in an easy to reach spot on my desk. An invaluable reference.
Sep 19, 2007 Jack rated it it was amazing
My secret weapon in my fight against global terrorism and common thugs...
Carlos Alberto
Jun 23, 2010 Carlos Alberto rated it really liked it
Its simple, but good enough.
Jul 11, 2011 Renu added it
yet to read
Faraz Hassani
Faraz Hassani marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2016
Michael Blackman
Michael Blackman rated it really liked it
Apr 24, 2016
Milan Zapalka
Milan Zapalka rated it really liked it
Apr 20, 2016
Matthew Bohne
Matthew Bohne rated it it was amazing
Apr 20, 2016
Edward Petersen
Edward Petersen marked it as to-read
Apr 20, 2016
Tom added it
Apr 15, 2016
Denis marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2016
Joshan Bajaj
Joshan Bajaj marked it as to-read
Apr 11, 2016
Jenny marked it as to-read
Apr 01, 2016
Sarah marked it as to-read
Mar 29, 2016
Adam marked it as to-read
Mar 21, 2016
Konrad Igor Sawicki
Konrad Igor Sawicki marked it as to-read
Mar 19, 2016
Toni rated it it was amazing
Mar 17, 2016
Andy Thornton
Andy Thornton rated it it was amazing
Mar 11, 2016
Ricardo rated it liked it
Mar 08, 2016
Jack Rybinski
Jack Rybinski rated it really liked it
Mar 07, 2016
Steve Sick
Steve Sick rated it really liked it
Mar 07, 2016
David Desrosiers
David Desrosiers marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2016
Snita marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 15 16 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • CSS Pocket Reference
  • JavaScript Pocket Reference
  • Python Pocket Reference
  • SQL Cookbook
  • Learning SQL
  • Ruby Cookbook
  • Linux Pocket Guide
  • Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual
  • VI Editor Pocket Reference (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))
  • Learning XML
  • Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL
  • Programming Android: Java Programming for the New Generation of Mobile Devices
  • HTML5: Up and Running
  • Linux Network Administrator's Guide
  • sed & awk
  • Physics for Game Developers
  • HTML5 and CSS3: Develop with Tomorrow's Standards Today
  • Mastering Regular Expressions

Goodreads is hiring!

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.
Learn more »

Share This Book