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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes (3rd Edition)

2004 June 10
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by Shannon Lowder

I picked up this book to try and refine my understanding of SQL as quickly as possible.  I was looking to get a quick overview, and a list of topics I could dig into further as I needed them.  This book was perfect for that.  I was able to go through the entire thing in an afternoon, taking copious notes along the way.

The author, Ben Forta, first explains a new concept, compares it to other previously concept, then gives an example.  He then takes a moment to explain the example in more detail.  This format really clicks with me.  It’s a method I think I’ll try using to write up training materials on this site.

What do you think of this book?  Was it helpful to you too?

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  1. Derek Hornak permalink
    March 2, 2011

    I have the T-SQL Version of the book “Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft SQL Server T-SQL in 10 Minutes”

    This book’s format worked well for me too. It was quick to read and had straight forward examples that I was able to put into practice very easily.

    I definitely would suggest this book to anyone starting to learn SQL. I’m pretty sure either book would work. If I remember correctly the T-SQL specific stuff presented in the T-SQL version of the book is clearly marked.

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