The Essence of SQL: A Guide to Learning Most of SQL in the Least Amount of Time

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SQL Forum Press, 1996 - Computers - 119 pages
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This book is ideal for programmers, managers, & students who want to quickly acquire an in-depth understanding of SQL. It takes the reader from the fundamentals of SQL through to the most complex features of the language. It explains why the various constructs in SQL exist & how SQL can be used to solve real-world, business problems. THE ESSENCE OF SQL provides a practical, problem-centered approach to the study of this powerful database language. It concentrates on those aspects of SQL which have traditionally presented problems to programmers; it promotes a smooth transition to SQL from other programming languages. This book allows the reader to gain a clear understanding of the essence of SQL in a minimum amount of time. The material presented in the book applies to all SQL dialects. * PROGRAMMERS will find the many SQL code examples to be useful building blocks for designing effective relational database solutions. * MANAGERS will find a clear description of the power of SQL & guidance on its appropriate uses. * STUDENTS will find the book to be an invaluable study tool & accelerated, rigorous SQL tutorial. Dr. David Rozenshtein, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Long Island University & an independent consultant specializing in the design, implementation & optimization of large-scale, SQL-based systems; he has lectured extensively on SQL & other database topics; he is the author of 2 books & many technical articles; he holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. To order: SQL Forum Press, 40087 Mission Boulevard, Suite 167, Fremont, CA 94539-3680. Toll Free Message Line: (800) 943-9300, ext. 2; Voice: (510) 226-9605; FAX: (510) 656-5116; e-mail:

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