SQL QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Managing, Analyzing, and Manipulating Data With SQL

by: Walter Shields (0)



The same book currently in used in college-level courses while remaining approachable for beginners!

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The ubiquity of big data means that now more than ever there is a burning need to warehouse, access, and understand the contents of massive databases quickly and efficiently.

That’s where SQL comes in.

SQL is the workhorse programming language that forms the backbone of modern data management and interpretation.

Any database management professional will tell you that despite trendy data management languages that come and go, SQL remains the most widely used and most reliable to date, with no signs of stopping. In this comprehensive guide, experienced mentor and SQL expert Walter Shields draws on his considerable knowledge to make the topic of relational database management accessible, easy to understand, and highly actionable.

SQL QuickStart Guide is ideal for those seeking to increase their job prospects and enhance their careers, for developers looking to expand their programming capabilities, or for anyone who wants to take advantage of our inevitably data-driven future—even with no prior coding experience!

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In SQL QuickStart Guide You’ll Discover:

  • The basic structure of databases—what they are, how they work, and how to successfully navigate them
  • How to use SQL to retrieve and understand data no matter the scale of a database (aided by numerous images and examples)
  • The most important SQL queries, along with how and when to use them for best effect
  • Professional applications of SQL and how to “sell” your new SQL skills to your employer, along with other career-enhancing considerations

Each book comes with free lifetime access to tons of exclusive online resources to help you master SQL, such as workbooks, cheat sheets and reference guides.

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The Quotes

A foreign key field is a field within a table that is acting as a primary key in another table in the database.

These relationships are commonly visualized using a database schema, also known as an entity relationship diagram (ERD), which serves as a kind of blueprint for the database.

The Reviews

Very easy to understand and learn the basics.However, there were a few typos that caused confusion.Update 3/3/2020Company got in contact and corrected the errors that I found.

Good examples and useful for coding beginners or experienced people who are wanting to learn SQL. 80% of the book is on querying approaches, and the last sections are on views and database record updating. If you type and work all examples and do all challenges, maybe 15-25 hours of work depending on your skill...but a very productive 15-25 hours.

I got the printed version. The e-version is probably just as good. This book enabled me to learn to do basic SQL queries. I'm not a techy person by any means, and I took several online tutorials, but found them confusing. I was unable to do the "homework" except for the most simple problems.After using the book, I was able to query what I needed from my databases at work. I even surpassed the queries that others had done before me by cleaning them up.The reason I give 4 stars instead of 5 is that some of the lessons didn't work in my DB. Some of the functions are different in different versions of SQL.I'd highly recommend this if you're a beginner with queries. Downloading the practice DB is easy. It was also helpful for me to learn a bit of DB background and syntax that the other online lessons didn't address.

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SQL QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Managing, Analyzing, and Manipulating Data With SQL
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