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SQL Pocket Guide

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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)
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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

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Kim
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
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Scott
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.
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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.
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Sep 19, 2007 Jack rated it it was amazing
My secret weapon in my fight against global terrorism and common thugs...
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Jun 23, 2010 Carlos Alberto rated it really liked it
Its simple, but good enough.
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