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  • Paperback: 542 pages
  • Publisher: lulu.com (7 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0557076765
  • ISBN-13: 978-0557076765
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 3.1 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,160,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is particularly thorough about SQLite and its implementation of SQL. The progression is fast enough to keep me interested and feel I'm learning. It is also full of clear explanations and worthwhile exercises. So do I use the book - yes.

I'm not a professional DB creator, I wanted an alternative to Mr Gates' Office db software. I didn't want to load a full blown db service (such as mySQL) for occasional use databases (e.g. address book or expenses entry). So I found SQLite and downloaded it.

This book has got me up and running with SQLite. It is always within reach when I'm using SQLite.
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Perfect for me with links to web site for up to date details. Will assist app dev greatly. Clear examples within.
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HASH(0x8999ad68) out of 5 stars Its like a SQL manual, not SQLite users source... 14 May 2010
By ThomasH - Published on Amazon.com
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My impression is that the book resembles too much a generic and a very basic SQL book, re-released with a few touches toward a specific RDBMS server SQLite. Consequently it lacks any detailed insight. Owens's book contain in every aspect more information, foremost aimed toward understanding of SQLite limiting locking mechanism. The other issue is the simplicity, or banality of van der Lans's SQL examples (a tennis club member list.) For example transactions are being analyzed merely in one short chapter on the end of the book, so are precompiled statements. SQlite site provide list of not supported SQL features, such as: "LEFT OUTER JOIN is implemented, but not RIGHT OUTER JOIN or FULL OUTER JOIN." I would expect emphasis on such issues in a book called 'SQL Guide to SQLite.' I do not need to say anything more. If you are an absolute SQL novice, this might be a suitable "1st SQL reading" book. Otherwise, if you try to architect an application using SQLite, take Owens rather. There in the SQL chapter you will find detailed description of SQL implemented by SQLite front end, and what cannot perform considering SQLite locking and threading limitations.
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HASH(0x8a53657c) out of 5 stars The book I've been looking for 25 Dec. 2009
By Patrick Dooley - Published on Amazon.com
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As the title implies it is just the SQL part of SQLite. I've been looking for a book like this for months. I came to SQL through SQLite so anything beyond a simple select or a very basic join is one of my weak areas. This book includes things like CASE, INTERSECT, EXCEPT, GROUP_COMCAT and many other topics I want to understand. While it includes many SQL statements it also includes the expected output so you don't need to execute a statement to see the result. However I recommend working through the book with your favorite SQLite Database Manager to reenforce the learning experience. It includes a full index for quick reference. I expect to be hitting this book alot and I'm sure I'll find many gems that will justify the cost.
To save typing all the SQL presented in the book is available for download from the authors website.
HASH(0x8995a114) out of 5 stars Good book for a good database 18 Jan. 2013
By Tim - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent book, does just what it says. An excellent way of learning SQL without having to install a full server.
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