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FROM FINANCE TO SQL - Fantastic
on 6 September 2015
I came from a finance/Accounting background and found myself working as a Data Analyst. So, I had an urgent need to learn all about relational databases and manipulation of data using SQL. I initially attended a two day course on SQL and came back with an information overload and some nice looking PowerPoint sheets....learned nothing.
I discovered this book on Amazon and I also bought a kindle version, Which is fantastic, as it suits my extremely busy days. I have it on my tablet and iPhone and I am able to read/learn every chance I get ...on the trains and even at lunch time at work.
I am finding this book so easy to read and I just keep learning ... The animations are so good as it helps me remember the main point. I particularly love the "there are no dumb questions" bits, because it always nearly gets my thoughts exactly and clarifies issues the learner may be quizzed about!
The bit about NULLs is so good that I have never understood why a null is not just a blank or a space...until now.its solo funny bcos the NULL says "I have got values to be". How can u ever forget what youbhave learned when it is taught to you in Jokes???.
I am only on chapter 5 out of 12... but I am already writing T-SQL queries on Microsoft SQL server,even though the language of the book is MySQL ( ...yes it is that good, that I am able to adapt whet I have learned to another RDBMS...)
Yes people have said it is good for beginners... But yes even as a pro... It will be a good refresher/ reference book!!! I am definitely going to keep mine!
Thank you Lynn... Great job!!!👍👍👍
PS:: Do u know any VBA? I could do with a headfirst book on VBA too... all the ones I have seen so far are too tetchy and boring😁😁😁