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The Programmer's Guide to SQL

By Cristian Darie , Karli Watson

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  • Print Book Price: $49.99
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This essential guide provides an in-depth yet concise tutorial on the use of Structured Query Language (SQL).

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-218-2
  • 576 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: October 7, 2003
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF

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The Programmer's Guide to SQL provides an in-depth yet concise tutorial on the use of Structured Query Language (SQL). Once you've mastered the fundamentals, the book serves as a handy desktop reference on SQL usage, covering all of the major SQL statements that youll need when programming databases. It also comes complete with example code for five major database systems: SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, MySQL, and Access.

In each case, the book demonstrates how the SQL standard is implemented (and and often extended) by each database system vendor.

The book also includes two complete case studies that show how to create and query the underlying database for a fully featured website, as well as how to implement role-based security in your applications. This book is ideal for any programmer, analyst, or database administrator in search of a SQL reference that also demonstrates how to use SQL to solve real business problems.

What you’ll learn

  • Querying, modifying, and summarizing data using SQL functions
  • Using complex nested queries and joins
  • Programming database stored procedures, triggers, and views
  • Creating tables, indexes, and other database objects
  • Writing transaction-safe SQL
  • Implementing basic database security

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