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MySQL crash course: a hands-on introduction to database development
Silva R., No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2023. 352 pp. Type: Book (9781718503007)
MySQL crash course
is an excellent book for beginners looking to learn how to use MySQL for database development. The book is well structured and easy to follow, with plenty of practical examples and exercises to help readers understand the...
Apr 26 2023
SQL tester: an online SQL assessment tool and its impact
Kleerekoper A., Schofield A. ITiCSE 2018 (Proceedings of the 23rd Annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Larnaca, Cyprus, Jul 2-4, 2018) 87-92, 2018. Type: Proceedings
SQL Tester is an online practice and assessment tool for structured query language (SQL). Its code is available on GitHub. Students can answer the questions in any order and make as many attempts as they want within the set time limit ...
Dec 4 2018
SQL on big data: technology, architecture, and innovation
Pal S., Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 157 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484222-46-1)
After a few years and many discussions about big data and its most well-known attributes (“volume, variety, velocity, veracity”), it is now recognized that big data is not so easy to master. To obtain value from it,...
May 11 2017
Getting started with SQL: a hands-on approach for beginners
Nield T., O’Reilly Media, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, 2016. 134 pp. Type: Book (978-1-491938-61-4)
Does the world really need another book on structured query language (SQL)? A quick search on Amazon returned 17,355 results for books with “SQL” in the title. The answer, in my opinion, is an unqualified yes, if it...
Oct 4 2016
SQL Server query performance tuning
Fritchey G., Apress, Berkeley, CA, 2014. 612 pp. Type: Book (978-1-430267-43-0)
At the beginning of the 21st century, data are becoming as important an asset as financial resources, real estate, or intellectual property, and even more important is the ability to process them quickly and timely. The way data flow w...
Jan 9 2015
Beginning T-SQL (3rd ed.)
Kellenberger K., Shaw S., Apress, Berkeley, CA, 2014. 496 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484200-47-6)
If you are interested in teaching yourself SQL, this 400-plus-page softcover book is a gem. It provides a complete walkthrough, from installing SQL Server Express free of charge and a working database, to working with SQL, to working w...
Nov 20 2014
Pro T-SQL 2012 programmer’s guide (3rd ed.)
Natarajan J., Shaw S., Bruchez R., Coles M., Apress, Berkeley, CA, 2012. 696 pp. Type: Book (978-1-430245-96-4)
Data management is becoming more and more important--even vital--for all but the smallest businesses. Nowadays, as soon as a business starts growing, it is rapidly confronted with an ever-increasing mass of data that ...
Mar 27 2013
Pro Oracle SQL
Morton K., Sands R., Still J., Shamsudeen R., Osborne K., Apress, Berkeley, CA, 2010. 600 pp. Type: Book (978-1-430232-28-5)
When SQL is used for large-scale applications, it is not enough to have a query that gives correct results; the user must also be concerned with how long it takes to execute the query. Whereas we tell relatively naive users to let the ...
Nov 3 2011
Learning SQL (2nd ed.)
Beaulieu A., O’Reilly Media, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, 2009. 335 pp. Type: Book
This is a manageable introductory book on SQL. Compared to other reference books on the topic, it covers a considerable amount of material in quite a short amount of space....
Jan 6 2011
Joe Celko’s data, measurements and standards in SQL
Celko J., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, 2009. 312 pp. Type: Book (978-0-123747-22-8)
It is increasingly important for databases to comply with standards whenever possible, since the data stored in them is often used for many years and may be used in several different countries. In particular, almost any commercial data...
Oct 4 2010
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