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SQL for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Learn SQL the fun and easy way - no programming experience needed!

SQL For Dummies, 7th Edition, shows programmers and web developers how to use SQL to build relational databases and get valuable information from them. This book covers the core features of the SQL language. Topics covered include how to use SQL to structure a DBMS and implement a database design; secure a d
ebook, 456 pages
Published January 7th 2010 by For Dummies (first published 1997)
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Nov 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A good introduction for someone who has never used SQL before. Don't use this book for instructions on how to do complicated queries, but do read it if you want to know what sql does, and basic commands and how to use them. this is the first technical text which i felt able to read from cover to cover, rather than giving up at chapter 2.
Deep Vam Dev
It is rather a okay-okay but funny book. Yeah, funny! And I actually admire Allen's friendly conduct throughout the book. Yet, I wouldn't say it is a great book 'cause often enough, whenever I felt like that the topic needs further explanation and examples, Allen just jumps to the next topic and often enough he would delve needlessly into something very clear. He would literally go by the name of the book. Like, " If the expression evaluates to True, the predicate returns TRUE; (well of course ...more
Aug 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actually read a newer version than this, but the 6th edition was not shown here. It is fine for a teaching/reference guide, but like with a lot of coding or problem-solving situations, there was not much in the way of hands-on work suggested here. Best thing to have done was to have included some way to have put a creatable database into the lesson, and given some sort of chapter-by-chapter guide to add onto that database/learn the ins and outs of SQL.
Finished my exploratory read of this book. It reminded me of my IUN days and data structures class. Although this book is a bit out dated, it was a good reintroduction to SQL. I'm not sure if I will continue with my SQL adventures, but if I had too, I would.
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A great book to 'Drop' into when you need that bit of clarification - or it's been a while since you've had to do something away from the norm.

I'd recommend this to any techie who either is an SQL jockie or has the occasional requirement for using SQL 'In Anger'.
Mark Balson
This is not a beginners book. I could not get through it.
Mar 14, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book would be improved tremendously if the examples could be used to build an actual db. As it is now, it'll see use as a reference work.
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