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SQL in Easy Steps [Paperback]

Mike McGrath
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28 Oct 2003 In Easy Steps
-Save time and money reading boring database manuals! SQL in easy steps is easy- to- read, jargon free guide to creating and maintaining powerful databases.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Computer Step (28 Oct 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840782579
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840782578
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 18.4 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 77,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mike McGrath is a successful established author of many titles in the popular "In Easy Steps" series of books on technology topics. Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. His interests include coins of ancient Greece, dining-out with friends, and the ongoing evolution of the world wide web.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
This book is truly fantastic!
I've not found any other SQL book which covers as much in such a clear and concise way as this one.
This takes you from the basics (it assumes absolutely no prior SQL experience!) right up to some seriously powerful queries in a concise and clear format - it really is superb.
If you have no prior SQL experience, this book takes you through developing your knowledge in stages and helps you to build up your confidence.
I now use this book as a syntax reference - it is so clearly and concisely written.
The examples and tutorials in the book are demonstrated using the Open Source MySQL database, which can be freely downloadable from The syntax etc is mainly the same for other SQL database (eg, MS-SQL, Oracle, DB2 etc) - but the book does point out any differences where thay are important.
I really can't recommend this book enough!
It's far more than you would expect from an "in easy steps" book. You really are onto a winner here!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 14 Aug 2005
This book, like the others by Mike Mcgrath is truely one of the leading introductry books into computer/internet programming.
Starting with the basics and leading onto the most advanced tecqniques everything is explained in an easy to follow way.
My only gripe about this book is that is trys to condense so much into the few pages, so I give 4 stars.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars misleading 7 July 2005
By A Customer
Waste of time, and the title is some what misleading. I thought sql in this book would be sql standard
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect introduction 27 Feb 2006
By J. Angell - Published on
As a complete beginner the thought of learning a new programming language was daunting. I looked at a lot of other books and none of them seemed to cater to the 'complete novice'. Then I happened to pick up this book. What I found was a clear and concise introduction to the language. The lessons are short and to the pint and the scripts give a good practical way of learning. Since reading this I have been able to begin writing my own scripts and intergrating them into php.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to learn SQL. An excellent introduction to the basics and fundamentals of the language.
1.0 out of 5 stars bad quality 19 Oct 2012
By Linqiao Zhao - Published on
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is like a copied book.Pure black and white.NO color at all. This is not supposed to be. Also book is dirty when arrived.
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