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Best SQL Books

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Best SQL Books
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SQL Cookbook
Query Solutions and Techniques for Database Developers (Cookbooks (O'Reilly))
Anthony Molinaro - Jan 03, 2006
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You know the rudiments of the SQL query language, yet you feel you aren't taking full advantage of SQL's expressive power. You'd like to learn how to do more work with SQL inside the database before pushing data across the network to your applications. You'd like to take your SQL skills to the next level.Let's face it, SQL is a deceptively simple l...
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SQL Practice Problems
57 beginning, intermediate, and advanced challenges for you to solve using a “learn-by-doing” approach
Sylvia Moestl Vasilik - Mar 13, 2017
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Real-world practice problems to bring your SQL skills to the next level It's easy to find basic SQL syntax and keyword information online. What's hard to find is challenging, well-designed, real-world problems—the type of problems that come up all the time when you're dealing with data. Learning how to solve these problems will give you the skill a...
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SQL Queries for Mere Mortals
A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulation in SQL
John Viescas - Feb 09, 2018 (first published in 2007)
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The #1 Easy, Common-Sense Guide to SQL Queries--Updated with More Advanced Techniques and SolutionsForeword by Keith W. Hare, Vice Chair, USA SQL Standards CommitteeSQL Queries for Mere Mortals has earned worldwide praise as the clearest, simplest tutorial on writing effective queries with the latest SQL standards and database applications. Now, au...
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SQL in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself
Ben Forta - Nov 04, 2012
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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, Fourth Edition"New full-color code examples help you see how SQL statements are structured" Whether you're an application developer, database administrator, web application designer, mobile app developer, or Microsoft Office users, a good working knowledge of SQL is an important part of interacting with databa...
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SQL Antipatterns
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Database Programming (Pragmatic Programmers)
Bill Karwin - Jul 10, 2017 (first published in 2010)
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Bill Karwin has helped thousands of people write better SQL and build stronger relational databases. Now he's sharing his collection of antipatterns--the most common errors he's identified in those thousands of requests for help. Most developers aren't SQL experts, and most of the SQL that gets used is inefficient, hard to maintain, and sometimes j...
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Learning SQL
Master SQL Fundamentals
Alan Beaulieu - May 05, 2009
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Updated for the latest database management systems -- including MySQL 6.0, Oracle 11g, and Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 -- this introductory guide will get you up and running with SQL quickly. Whether you need to write database applications, perform administrative tasks, or generate reports, Learning SQL, Second Edition, will help you easily master ...
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SQL Performance Explained Everything Developers Need to Know about SQL Performance
Markus Winand - Jan 01, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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SQL Performance Explained helps developers to improve database performance. The focus is on SQL-it covers all major SQL databases without getting lost in the details of any one specific product. Starting with the basics of indexing and the WHERE clause, SQL Performance Explained guides developers through all parts of an SQL statement and explains t...
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The Art of SQL
Stephane Faroult - Mar 01, 2006
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For all the buzz about trendy IT techniques, data processing is still at the core of our systems, especially now that enterprises all over the world are confronted with exploding volumes of data. Database performance has become a major headache, and most IT departments believe that developers should provide simple SQL code to solve immediate proble...
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SQL Pocket Guide
A Guide to SQL Usage
Jonathan Gennick - Dec 07, 2010 (first published in 2003)
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If you're a programmer or database administrator who uses SQL in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the ideal on-the-job reference. You'll find many examples that address the language's complexity, along with key aspects of SQL used in IBM DB2 Release 9.7, MySQL 5.1, Oracle Database 11g Release 2, PostgreSQL 9.0, and Microsoft SQL S...
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High Performance MySQL
Optimization, Backups, and Replication
Baron Schwartz - Apr 10, 2012 (first published in 2008)
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How can you bring out MySQL’s full power? With High Performance MySQL, you’ll learn advanced techniques for everything from designing schemas, indexes, and queries to tuning your MySQL server, operating system, and hardware to their fullest potential. This guide also teaches you safe and practical ways to scale applications through replication, loa...
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SQL QuickStart Guide
The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Managing, Analyzing, and Manipulating Data With SQL
Walter Shields - Nov 18, 2019
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"THE BEST SQL BOOK FOR BEGINNERS IN 2020 - HANDS DOWN!" *INCLUDES FREE ACCESS TO A SAMPLE DATABASE, SQL BROWSER APP, COMPREHENSION QUIZES & SEVERAL OTHER DIGITAL RESOURCES!* Not sure how to prepare for the data-driven future? This book shows you EXACTLY what you need to know to successfully use the SQL programming language to enhance your career! *...
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 by Dusan Petkovic
Head First SQL by Lynn Beighley
Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties by Joe Celko
SQL by Chris Fehily
SQL by James R. Groff
T-SQL Fundamentals by Itzik Ben-Gan
Murach's SQL Server 2016 for Developers by Joel Murach
Practical SQL by Anthony Debarros
SQL for Data Analytics by Upom Malik
Joe Celko's SQL Puzzles and Answers by Joe Celko
Getting Started with SQL by Thomas Nield
Effective SQL by John Viescas
MySQL Cookbook by Paul Dubois
Data Analysis Using SQL and Excel by Gordon S. Linoff
MySQL Explained by Mr. Andrew Comeau
SQL in a Nutshell by Kevin Kline
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Internals by Kalen Delaney
SQL by Steve Tale
SQL For Dummies by Allen G. Taylor