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Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  119 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Joe Celkos SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming offers tips and techniques in advanced programming. This book is the fourth edition and it consists of 39 chapters, starting with a comparison between databases and file systems. It covers transactions and currency control, schema level objects, locating data and schema numbers, base tables, and auxiliary tables. Furthe ...more
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 787 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers (first published 1995)
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Robert Beveridge
Mar 26, 2014 Robert Beveridge rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: SQL administrators and developers
Joe Celko, SQL for Smarties 4/E (Morgan Kaufmann, 2011)

Full disclosure: a copy of this book was provided to me free of charge by Amazon Vine.

It had been a very long time since I had updated the Duration column on my spreadsheet, but I figured if any book warranted doing so, it would be SQL for Smarties. I knew it had taken me a long, long time to get through it (it sat on my desk at work for quite a while and I had no time there to get to it), but even I didn't know how long specifically. As of
Because of its author, this book has some reputation out there. I read through part of it at the time when I started, and never finished it. The book gives some interesting thoughts about SQL. But the code examples are not too useful since there are a lot of errors..
You will learn a lot by reading this book if you have a basic grounding in SQL and are looking to stretch yourself to solving the most difficult SQL problems in a set-oriented way.
Good, but a bit over-rated. Some of the code in here is a bit obscure and most would probably have trouble finding use for it on everyday projects. Still neat, though.
Russ Painter
Extremely obscure geeky stuff. This is not the stuff you use every day.
Rejeev Divakaran
Somehow it doesn't cover the real challenges in writing SQLs.
This book taught me everything that i needed to know about databases.
Sep 27, 2008 Tonextone rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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