Very good SQL intro for programmers,
By A Customer
This review is from: Instant SQL Programming Editor (Paperback)
The publisher of this book calls its line of books "Programmer to Programmer." This book is a good introduction to SQL, written for programmers. There is a strong emphasis on theory: of databases, of SQL, and of how to use SQL. Theory is presented before syntax, which was very helpful for me. The book's emphasis on theory, and the fact that it was written for programmers, are what make this book unique.
At times the flow of topics is a little confusing, and the book often reads like it was proofread by someone not well-versed in American English. However, the overall presentation of SQL and database concepts far outweighs the book's sometimes mediocre readability.
I would not recommend this book to the non-programmer, but I highly recommend it to the intelligent programmer who wants to understand SQL and be a high-quality database programmer.