This book is like Cliff Notes for classes I took in college on Relational Databases! To the professors who have tried cramming it down the throats of their students to no avail-- And to the students who struggle to wrap their minds around the concepts of:
- Structured Query Language
- Retrieving Data
- How to manipulate data
- Built-in Functions
- Arithmetic Calculations
- Entering, Defining and/or modifying databases
I say Voila! This is the book you've been looking for!
It is a condensed version of what you need to know to get a good foundation of SQL to hit the ground running.
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The side notes and illustrated examples are fairly thorough. There are links to resources where you can follow the book step-by-step. This is a great reference for those who need a refresher or are just learning about SQL and Relational Databases (or if you're a visual learner like I am).
My biggest challenge with the traditional textbooks used in my tech classes were they were overwhelmingly text-based and were lacking in examples to break up the monotony of hundreds of pages of text.
I reviewed this book in the paperback version. It is also available in an audible version and for Kindle.
Disclaimer: I received this book in order to facilitate my honest and unbiased review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own.