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Very good advice for advanced, standard compliant SQL
on 10 March 2007
If you like writing massive stored procedures, using cursors and other non-relational and non standard features of your database then this book probably won't appeal to you much.
Joe Celko puts a lot of effort into showing how you can write high performance and standard SQL without resorting to proprietary hacks. He clearly has a very strong understanding of the underlying theory behind relational databases and uses plenty of examples to explain his points.
I would recommend this book as a very good read to generally improve your overall knowledge of SQL and SQL best practices.