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SQL in a Nutshell--New from O'Reilly
A Desktop Quick Reference Covering MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and SQL
Sebastopol, CA--For programmers, analysts, and database administrators,
"SQL in a Nutshell" (O'Reilly Media, $44.99) is the essential reference
for the SQL language used in today's most popular database products. This
new edition clearly documents every SQL command according to the latest
ANSI standard, and details how those commands are implemented in Microsoft
SQL Server 2008, Oracle 11g, and the MySQL 5.1 and PostgreSQL 8.3 open
source database products.
You'll also get a concise overview of the Relational Database Management
System (RDBMS) model, and a clear-cut explanation of foundational RDBMS
concepts--all packed into a succinct, comprehensive, and easy-to-use
This book provides:
- Background on the Relational Database Model, including current and
previous SQL standards
- Fundamental concepts necessary for understanding relational databases
and SQL commands
- An alphabetical command reference to SQL statements, according to the
SQL2003 ANSI standard
- The implementation of each command by MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and SQL
- An alphabetical reference of the ANSI SQL2003 functions, as well as the
- Platform-specific functions unique to each implementation
Beginning where vendor documentation ends, "SQL in a Nutshell" distills
the experiences of professional database administrators and developers who
have used SQL variants to support complex enterprise applications. Whether
SQL is new to you or you've been using SQL since its earliest days, you'll
get lots of new tips and techniques in this book.
Kevin Kline is the Director of SQL Server Solutions at Quest Software, a
leading provider of award winning tools for database management and
application monitoring on the SQL Server platform. Kevin is also the
President of the international Professional Association for SQL Server
(PASS) and frequently contributes to database technology magazines, web
sites, and discussion forums. Kevin's most popular book is "SQL in a
Nutshell," published by O'Reilly Media. Kevin is also the author of
"Transact-SQL Programming" and three other books on database technologies.
Kevin is a top rated speaker, appearing at international conferences like
Microsoft TechEd, DevTeach, PASS, Microsoft IT Forum, and SQL Connections.
When he's not working, Kevin likes to romance his wife, play to his four
kids, write, and garden.
Daniel Kline is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of
Alaska, Anchorage, where he specializes in medieval literature, literary
and cultural theory, and computer-assisted pedagogy. He completed his
Ph.D. at Indiana University, Bloomington, and in addition to numerous
scholarly presentations, Dan recently has published academic essays in
"Literary and Linguistic Computing," "Philological Quarterly," "Chaucer
Review," and "Essays in Medieval Studies." When he's not spending time
with his wife and two boys, Dan frets over his pet project, the Electronic
Canterbury Tales (http://cwolf.uaa.alaska.edu/~afdtk/ext_main.htm). Dan
can be reached at email@example.com.
Brand Hunt is a Project Manager and Software Developer at Systems Research
and Development (http://srdsoftware.com). The team at SRD is a world
leader in systems for privacy-friendly identity recognition and
relationship awareness. Prior to SRD, Brand worked at Rogue Wave software.
Beyond work, Brand enjoys playing board games, pinochle, and snowboarding
with his family and friends.
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index,
author bio, and samples, see:
SQL in a Nutshell
By Kevin E. Kline, with Daniel Kline & Brand Hunt
ISBN: 9780596518844, $44.99 USD
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