on 18 May 1998
The best book I have found to explain SQL to someone with no experience.
It is very easy to grasp SQL using this book. Plus the format allows one to invest a little bit of time each day and make recognizable progress.
In addition, if you don't have access to database software, you can still do the exercises and check your results.
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on 26 July 1999
This book does a great job of teaching beginning to intermediate SQL syntax. Also covered in the text are more advanced topics such as dynamic SQL, stored procedures, and interactive SQL. The book does not come with a disk/CD to load the tables. However, I found creating the tables myself to be extremely instructional. Yes, there are some typos, but this too is instructional from a debugging standpoint. Also, the syntax used for most of the examples are Oracle's implementation of SQL.
Overall, I'd like to say, "Great job, guys!" I'm now ready to take the next small step towards mastery of SQL and eventual Oracle certification.