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Publisher's Summary

If you own a company and have to keep track of a database with lots of information or at least information that needs to stay secure, then SQL is the right option for you. This is a simple coding language anyone can use and will often require just a few lines to get the work done. But with those few lines, you can write out a strong code that will help you to get, sort through, and create a database that works for you.

This guide will take a look at all the different topics you will need to learn to make SQL work for you. Some of the topics we will discuss in this guide about the SQL language include:

  • What SQL is
  • Why it is better than other database-management languages
  • How to use SQL
  • How to work with the SQL commands
  • How to create your own tables
  • How to work with searches on SQL
  • How to work with your data types
  • And so much more

When you are ready to get started with SQL and getting it to work for your needs, make sure to check out this guid to help you out. 

Do you wish you had guaranteed job security? Do you want to earn more and work less? Do you work with people who seem to have easy lives, and yet the kind of life with endless struggles continues to follow you around?

Mastering database administration, you will earn more money, allowing you to travel the world attending tech conferences and rub elbows with powerful people from the top technology companies around the world. This might seem outlandish, but database engineers at top companies live like rock stars. Nice cars, nice clothes, beautiful wives, and travel to exotic destinations, all from learning SQL and its various implementations.  

Take control of your life. Hard work pays off, and the first step is right in front of you now! Take it! Learn SQL!

  • Take charge of career opportunities
  • Extend your earnings into six figures!
  • Create residual income
  • Create solutions to automate your job from home
  • Command respect and authority at work
©2018 Zach Webber (P)2018 Zach Webber

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Great explanation

Good introduction into how databases use indices to make effective and efficient queries. Relatively small chapters that focus on one topic at a time and use examples and visualization to explain the topics discussed. I had never read anything about SQL performance before and this served as a very good introduction. I imagine this being a good reference to come back to when tackling performance problems. Although I already knew SQL and was able to write queries with joins, where clauses, etc. I was also able to read and understand stored procedures and functions, but I wanted a refresher and was curious about what I didn't know/use. I also wanted to bring myself up to speed on improving the formats of my queries and use updated syntax. This little book contains so many useful nuggets of information. It focuses largely on indexes but also touches on things like query parameters and their gotchas. The chapters are short and the exercises do a good job of reinforcing the material covered in the chapter so you learn by doing. The book is a quick, easy read. I feel it was time well spent. By building a database that is used throughout the book, it becomes easier to grasp the concepts by working with the same data throughout instead of wasting time trying to comprehend the schema before looking at the problem itself. Unless your business does a lot of data processing, the concepts learned here may be sufficient for doing real-world work.

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Useful book

Are you interested to learn SQL even you're just a beginner? This book is really good if you are looking for a beginner's guide in SQL this would be the book I would choose. This has the very basics in SQL like how to create, insert, and delete tables in a SQL database. It also gives us knowledge on how to pose queries that we are dealing with in SQL. How to join tables and read the questions and how to convert them into SQL queries. There are many examples and practice exercises to get a complete grip on SQL commands and queries. If you are a beginner in computer sciences and would like basic knowledge of databases and SQL I would highly suggest buying this book. It also has complex commands and the end for creating views for your queries which are very good. It also helps you understand normalization and how different companies use different normalizations and helps classify them so you get a good understanding of the topic. I do not see any complaints about the contents of this book so I am giving it 5 stars. I got this product for free in exchange for an unbiased review of the book. It took me a week to go through the book and gave it the best-unbiased review. I do recommend it to anyone interested to learn SQL

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Relevant for developers

A tiny book containing a lot of useful material. Very relevant for developers who are also responsible for the database. This book manages to easily expose the basic SQL concepts. The author provides many strategies and examples of how indexes can be crafted to maximize performance. I found the examples to be very similar to real-life problems, the code examples are short and clear, and there are plenty of illustrations peppered throughout to clarify some topics. After this course, I'm not afraid of oracle anymore. I'm confident about the oracle. The explanations are good and simple. The course is fun and makes it easy to remember. If you work with software that has a database component, the information contained herein will help you to understand what kinds of things are more or less easily doable with your data. I found the book very pragmatic and the examples helpfully illustrative.

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Exceptionally well written

Exceptionally well written, organized, and presented. SQL 2 books in 1 is an ideal and comprehensive introduction for anyone seeking to increase their job prospects and enhance their careers, as well as developers looking to expand their programming capabilities, or in general, for anyone wanting to take advantage of our inevitably data-driven future--even with no prior coding experience!

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One of the clearest guide

This is one of the most useful and clearest learner's guides I found. I have been able to use it to create working queries without having much previous background in SQL. It is very well detailed, easy to understand with great examples and you get to practice with the actual software step by step, which makes it the perfect book for beginners and people who already have some knowledge in SQL. Before purchasing the book I tried some online courses but they were just boring and lacked context which resulted in me leaving them aside.

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Clearly explained

This book is the most useful and clearest learner's guide I found. I have been able to use it to create working queries without having much previous background in SQL. It is very well detailed, easy to understand with great examples and you get to practice with the actual software step by step, which makes it the perfect book for beginners and people who already have some knowledge in SQL. Before purchasing the book I tried some online courses but they were just boring and lacked context which resulted in me leaving them aside.

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Thankful and met my expectations

I took this course by recommendation from a friend, and I didn't regret it. By far this is the most digestible SQL course I took. The instructor talks in a clear and understandable way with perfect pace and small bites for good understanding. I feel like I paid too little for this course and the things I've learned. I recommend it with pleasure.

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A must-have guide to anyone

A must-have guide to anyone who runs their own business. This book will take a look at some of the basics of databases and the SQL language. It talks about how to move on to some of the different things that you can add to this database including the commands to make it work, how to work with data types, and even how to do a search or create some new tables.

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I needed to get up to speed quickly on working with databases and this guide was perfect. Good explanation and very concise; "short" can sometimes be a bad thing, but in this case, it was a virtue that it gets right to the point and told me everything I needed to know. This has to be one of the easiest to read books on the subject. Material is well-organized and clearly explained.

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Concise and effective info

A concise and effective introduction to the SQL world. I finished through the content of this book about a week ago and can say that this was a really great book. The chapters were to the point, not too dry, and really expanded my knowledge on SQL. This book is great for non-technical professionals who are maybe more focused on business management, accounting, or finance. I am going to continue to use this book as a constant refresher to the knowledge that I gained. Definitely a good purchase and would recommend this to anyone trying to further their knowledge when it comes to data and IT.

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  • Luise Wood
  • 10-26-20

Great book if you are just getting start

This is a great book if you are just getting starting or are new to SQL. Having the examples to walkthrough is a huge help in getting the concepts to stick. If you have some experience in SQL already, this book may be too foundational. A tiny book containing a lot of useful material. Very relevant for developers who are also responsible for the database. This book manages to easily expose the basic SQL concepts. The author provides many strategies and examples of how indexes can be crafted to maximize performance. I found the examples to be very similar to real-life problems, the code examples are short and clear, and there are plenty of illustrations peppered throughout to clarify some topics. After this course, I'm not afraid of oracle anymore. I'm confident about the oracle. The explanations are good and simple. The course is fun and makes it easy to remember. If you work with software that has a database component, the information contained herein will help you to understand what kinds of things are more or less easily doable with your data. I found the book very pragmatic and the examples helpfully illustrative. Overall, a great refresh if you haven't used SQL in a while, or a great getting started guide if you are brand new! I exceedingly suggest this book for all who are really searching to know about these things.

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  • Elise David
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5-star!

Are you interested to learn SQL even you're just a beginner? This book is really good if you are looking for a beginner's guide in SQL this would be the book I would choose. This has the very basics in SQL like how to create, insert, and delete tables in a SQL database. It also gives us knowledge on how to pose queries that we are dealing with in SQL. How to join tables and read the questions and how to convert them into SQL queries. There are many examples and practice exercises to get a complete grip on SQL commands and queries. If you are a beginner in computer sciences and would like basic knowledge of databases and SQL I would highly suggest buying this book. It also has complex commands and the end for creating views for your queries which are very good. It also helps you understand normalization and how different companies use different normalizations and helps classify them so you get a good understanding of the topic. I do not see any complaints about the contents of this book so I am giving it 5 stars. I got this product for free in exchange for an unbiased review of the book. It took me a week to go through the book and gave it the best-unbiased review. I do recommend it to anyone interested to learn SQL.

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  • Jennifer Barnes
  • 11-09-20

Definitely worth picking up

If you need a quick primer on SQL, definitely worth picking up. A very clear book to learn SQL. Although I already knew SQL and was able to write queries with joins, where clauses, etc. I was also able to read and understand stored procedures and functions, but I wanted a refresher and was curious about what I didn't know/use. I also wanted to bring myself up to speed on improving the formats of my queries and use updated syntax. This little book contains so many useful nuggets of information. It focuses largely on indexes but also touches on things like query parameters and their gotchas. The chapters are short and the exercises do a good job of reinforcing the material covered in the chapter so you learn by doing. The book is a quick, easy read. I feel it was time well spent. By building a database that is used throughout the book, it becomes easier to grasp the concepts by working with the same data throughout instead of wasting time trying to comprehend the schema before looking at the problem itself. Unless your business does a lot of data processing, the concepts learned here may be sufficient for doing real-world work.

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  • Gary Perry
  • 10-31-20

Incredibly useful

I found this course incredibly useful. The way the information is delivered is easily understandable. I started at 0 and now I feel really confident about passing the oracle SQL exam. The sources that are provided in the course are really useful too! The way the lecturer explains everything is smooth and easy to understand. At the beginning of the course, he tells us that this will need practice and only then it will become easier for us to solve any query.

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  • Edward Thompson
  • 10-30-20

Liked the course

I really liked the course to go from beginner to intermediate SQL user. The instructor was super easy to understand and follow along. There was also a healthy balance between instruction and examples to follow along and learn from! Would recommend

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  • Janna
  • 10-28-20

A good learning guide

A good learning tool for a better understanding of SQL programming. It provides every beginner the essential knowledge such as the basic commands and the important formulas together with other advanced concepts to navigate the said language successfully.

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  • Lorelie M.
  • 10-28-20

Suggested

I get much help from these 2 books in 1 about SQL. If you stay newbie stage so that's the perfect guidebook for you. It has included informative contain about SQL Programming. This guide also for the Intermediate level. I prescribe this SQL book for all beginners. Thanks!

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  • Barbara Bennet
  • 10-28-20

Must-have to anyone

A must-have guide to anyone who runs their own business. This book will take a look at some of the basics of databases and the SQL language. It talks about how to move on to some of the different things that you can add to this database including the commands to make it work, how to work with data types, and even how to do a search or create some new tables.

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  • Linda Price
  • 11-10-20

Recommended

Recommended for all SQL beginners and a good mini/quick reference for those more advanced or intermediate or those that don't use SQL too much. I tell people this is the book to read/listen to if/when they want to get into SQL. I find this book to be clearly written, a good place to start, and worthwhile addition to your knowledge base.

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  • Elizabeth Wood
  • 11-09-20

Awesome book

Every developer should read it and apply the rules mentioned in it. This is a useful book, particularly as a quick reference for SQL. If you need something to keep handy for checking terms and query structure the guide would serve you well. Much easier than trying to look something up in one of the many larger more technical books on SQL.

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