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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, and not only for begginers
I must say, that this book is written by professionals. I have tons of books about SQL, and this book is among of the best.
What is important: authors waste no time on less important stuff. Every chapter, every paragraph in this book is like a sniper shoot.
All clear, all design philosophy is explained. Caveats are pinpointed, working examples provided...
Published on Nov. 10 2003 by Zurab Gaprindashvili

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2.0 out of 5 stars LAN Times is a good book for Novices to SQL
I was introducted to this book as a student at DeVry Institute of Technology in Dallas, TX. I found the book to be a great introduction into the SQL language. The books presents a detailed (yet non-exhaustive) history of the language, along with a good solid introduction to the methodology of SQL. It also provides practical examples of relational DMBS scripting,...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, and not only for begginers, Nov. 10 2003
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I must say, that this book is written by professionals. I have tons of books about SQL, and this book is among of the best.
What is important: authors waste no time on less important stuff. Every chapter, every paragraph in this book is like a sniper shoot.
All clear, all design philosophy is explained. Caveats are pinpointed, working examples provided.
This book will greatly help novices, and also will be useful for advanced users.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Short and sweet....simply the best, Nov. 28 2000
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My only regret is that these authors don't write books for every IT subject I'm studying. I am a CNE and MCSE who is studying to become a DBA. Simply put, this is the BEST starting book for ANYONE who is interested in databases or SQL.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Oldie but a Goodie to an Intermediate Level, Aug. 22 2000
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With 5 other SQL titles on my shelf, plus docs from Sybase, Oracle & MS SQL Server, this is the book I (almost) always grab first.
Well-organized and well-written, an excellent walk-through of "the basics" and as a syntax reference with good examples.
Look elsewhere however for advanced administration and optimization techniques (Celko's SQL for Smarties is good in this regard). Consider this book as best for Beginner-to-Intermediate topics.
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2.0 out of 5 stars LAN Times is a good book for Novices to SQL, July 31 2000
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I was introducted to this book as a student at DeVry Institute of Technology in Dallas, TX. I found the book to be a great introduction into the SQL language. The books presents a detailed (yet non-exhaustive) history of the language, along with a good solid introduction to the methodology of SQL. It also provides practical examples of relational DMBS scripting, history and methodology. I would recommend those with absolutely no database experience check out the Modern Database Management book (ISBN: 0-8053-6054-9) before purchasing this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An invaluable SQL reference, April 26 2000
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This is a great book to begin to understand how to write queries for databases in SQL. It starts off with the simple queries, and moves onto the more advanced commands that are used for maintaining databases.
It is a simple and clear text, and has been an invaluable source whilst creating databases and writing code to interact with these databases.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Updated version of the book is available, Dec 14 1999
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For an updated verion of this great book by the same authors, look at SQL: The complete Reference - from Osborne. Most of the content is the same as the old book with about 300 pages of new material.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the best., Oct. 20 1999
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I was searching Amazon for a text on distributed database architectures when I stumbled across this classic. My own copy, bought years ago, is still kept within reach and is a viable today as the day it was written. Love the book - you will too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best SQL book yet, Oct. 15 1999
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This book is five years old and there are many SQL books in the market. Yet this book is unbeatable. Its scope and clarity set it clearly apart. Do not miss this book. A computer book which remains a leading one years after years in such a hot area as SQL and RDMS must be a great book. And this one is.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent SQL reference. A little Old though., Sept. 17 1999
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As an in-depth SQL reference is excellent. I have been studying SQL using this book as the only reference and it's perfect. It's well written, and easy to understand and digest. It even talks about the diferences among Vendors and standards. The only problem is its age: it's a 5-year-old book, and in the evolving computer market, it's a lot. But as an SQL reference: I really recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars All that is needed, May 11 1999
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I must say that this book is the best for a person who has no experience with SQL. It provides you with all the knowledge needed in working in a database programming environment and gets you on your way real quick.
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