Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Hands-On Database has been added to your Cart
+ CDN$ 6.49 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by PaperbackshopCA
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Used -Very Good Book. Shipped from UK in 18-26 days. Established seller since 2000.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Hands-On Database Paperback – Jan 4 2011


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 119.00
CDN$ 119.00 CDN$ 23.20

There is a newer edition of this item:


Amazon.ca First Novel Award - 6 Canadian Novels Make the Shortlist



Product Details

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.ca
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 16 reviews
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Pretty poor book for a college course Sept. 15 2013
By Mat Frost - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I am currently working towards getting a second degree, which I believe gives me the ability to spot a decent text book, and this book is pretty poor in my opinion. There isn't nearly as much information as there is some bad story about a girl trying to make a database. Honestly I wish there was more information and less trying to write a story because the book would be cut in half, and only focus on the data that I care about. It is a pain to navigate through the poorly written story of Sharon who is trying to make a tutoring database. Besides this, the questions and vocabulary sections are annoying to attempt to work through. All the vocab is in the margins of the chapters which makes it easy to just find a short description, but they don't bother bolding the keywords in the text so you can get a better definition of the concepts. Often the questions or "Practices" are lacking in actual instruction and are more annoying that useful.

Please, if you are a professor teaching a database course, do not make your students read this.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Not a textbook Nov. 5 2013
By Mac & Car White - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is being used as a textbook in my "Intro to Databases" course. This book should not be considered a textbook, it is merely a story of a student who had taken the intro to databases course and is now trying to remember how to create a database for her school tutoring system... this book is very frustrating if your intention is to learn more about databases.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Awful book! Nov. 23 2013
By Phil - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is terrible for learning SQL. It is very vague and has little to no instructions for actually learning how to use SQL. If you want to learn to create a basic database it is ok at best. Do not buy this book and expect to learn and understand SQL.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The book a poor job at helping the reader truly understand what is ... Oct. 2 2014
By Thomas C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I'm forced to use this book for my CPT 242 Database class, and I'm tired of hearing my teacher disagree with the author on how certain things should be handled. But that is her issue, not mine.
The book a poor job at helping the reader truly understand what is going on. We are five chapters in, and I constantly keep flipping back through, trying to gain a bit more clarity, but nothing is well defined or described. The definitions for terms are brief and do not help grasp what the keywords mean. The text itself is very dry and bland, making it very tedious to get through.
This textbook, combined with a teacher who is coasting on by with tenure, makes for a very frustrating learning experience (though I don't believe a motivated teacher could make this book any easier to swallow.)
Timely Delivery March 9 2013
By Dave - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book I received was the Instructor Review Copy, I guess it's the same as the student copy-just have the imprint on the front cover.


Feedback