From the Back Cover
SQL works with databases to insert and extract data and is an international standard for manipulating data in databases. This hands–on resource covers everything from a review of SQL basics and database design to creating your own databases and using the SQL language in a variety of database applications. Packed with essential code, theories, concepts, and techniques, as well as a cache of useful examples, this comprehensive text will have you quickly designing your own databases and writing SQL code sufficient for many real–world situations. Practice exercises in each chapter help speed up your comprehension. By the end of the book, you′ll be prepared to handle any surprise that SQL might throw your way. What you will learn from this book How to get the answers you want from a database Procedures for using and manipulating data with SQL′s built–in functions Ways to retrieve data from numerous and diverse tables How to create various levels of security in a database so you can edit data or change the database′s structure Theories and practical applications of normalization Advanced database design Who this book is for This book is for programmers with some prior programming experience who are seeking to develop their database programming skills using SQL. The book assumes no previous programming experience, so it is also suitable for database programming beginners including database administrators. Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
About the Author
Paul Wilton has been working professionally as a programmer for over 6 years. He is experienced with SQL, database design, development and deployment, as well as RDBMS systems including SQL Server and Access. He is currently working freelance developing functionality for websites database driven web sites including e–commerce, message boards, chat applications, and more. His most recent work includes a case tracking system for a law firm and an online booking system for a holiday cottage rental company. John Colby is database consultant providing database analysis and design as well as Access, SQL Server, and Visual Foxpro programming to companies in the United States, Mexico, and Europe.