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.
"If you are a developer and you want to succeed, you would do good to get this for your desk. "
--Shawn Melton, Melton DBA, etc.
"...a handy reference for veteran database professionals. "
--Bob Moss, Linux Format, May 2009
"From how commands are implemented in MS SQL Server 2008 to an alphabetical reference of the ANSI SQL2003 functions, this reference picks up where vender documentation ends and is a key acquisition for any library catering to professional database administrators and developers."
--Diane C. Donovan, California Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf
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--Matthew Helmke, MatthewHelmke.net
"For the vast majority of us that work in the database world, this is the reference...when one wants to know quickly about SQL statements and functions, I can't think of a better resource."
--JR Peck, Slashdot.org
"Developers and programmers will find this most useful as a comparative guide, especially in environments using different relational databases."
--Carol Bean, The Tech Static