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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 - 2006-01-03
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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 - 2017-03-13
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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 in 10 Minutes a Day, Sams Teach Yourself
Ben Forta - 2019-12-10
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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through the book's 22 lessons of 10 minutes or less, you'll learn what you need to know to take advantage of the SQL language. Lessons cover IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server Express, MariaDB, MySQL, Oracle and Oracle ex...
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SQL Queries for Mere Mortals
A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulation in SQL
John Viescas - 2018-02-09 (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 For Dummies
Allen G. Taylor - 2018-12-11 (first published in 1997)
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Get ready to make SQL easy!Updated for the latest version of SQL, the new edition of this perennial bestseller shows programmers and web developers how to use SQL to build relational databases and get valuable information from them. Covering everything you need to know to make working with SQL easier than ever, topics include how to use SQL to stru...
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Learning SQL
Master SQL Fundamentals
Alan Beaulieu - 2009-05-05
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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 QuickStart Guide
The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Managing, Analyzing, and Manipulating Data With SQL
Walter Shields - 2019-11-18
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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! *...
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The Art of SQL
Stephane Faroult - 2006-03-01
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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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Practical SQL
A Beginner's Guide to Storytelling with Data
Anthony Debarros - 2018-05-01
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Practical SQL is an approachable and fast-paced guide to SQL (Structured Query Language), the standard programming language for defining, organizing, and exploring data in relational databases. The book focuses on using SQL to find the story your data tells, with the popular open-source database PostgreSQL and the pgAdmin interface as its primary t...
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Head First SQL
Your Brain on SQL -- A Learner's Guide
Lynn Beighley - 2007-09-01
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Is your data dragging you down? Are your tables all tangled up? Well we've got the tools to teach you just how to wrangle your databases into submission. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory SQL learning experience, Head First SQL has a visually rich format designed for the way y...
SQL Pocket Guide by Jonathan Gennick
SQL Performance Explained Everything Developers Need to Know about SQL Performance by Markus Winand
SQL for Data Analytics by Upom Malik
Getting Started with SQL by Thomas Nield
Microsoft SQL Server 2019 by Dusan Petkovic
Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties by Joe Celko
T-SQL Fundamentals by Itzik Ben-Gan
Murach's SQL Server 2019 for Developers by Joel Murach
SQL in a Nutshell by Kevin Kline
SQL by Steve Tale
High Performance MySQL by Baron Schwartz
SQL by Lcf Publishing
SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning by Grant Fritchey
SQL Performance Tuning by Mary O'Brien, Peter Gulutzan, Trudy Pelzer
SQL by Chris Fehily
SQL by James R. Groff
SQL Server 2019 Revealed by Bob Ward
Joe Celko's SQL Puzzles and Answers by Joe Celko
Oracle PL/SQL Programming by Steven Feuerstein
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 Server Internals by Kalen Delaney