Dr. Gordon Russell is a Computing lecturer in Napier University, Scotland. He teaches databases, Linux, and networking. He also builds educational websites, concentrating on technology-driven online learning environments. These include db.grussell.org, whose claim-to-fame is its automatic checking of SQL assessments, and linuxzoo.net, which offers online users root free access to Linux servers. But without database technology to support these sites, even he would be lost.
"SQL Hacks fits well in the Hacks series, which raises the bar on advanced books by offering large, eclectic sets of tricks for problems that an unambitious person (a non-hacker) wouldn't ever push technology hard enough to run into."
--Scott Walters, Slashdot.org
"I have not had this much fun with SQL queries till I started reading and experimenting with SQL Hacks. SQL is often taken much for granted and this books helps explore different ways of approaching SQL queries. The different DBMS vendors have their unique flavor of SQL which SQL Hacks admiringly encompasses. This book is a great reference/tutorial for readers with differing backgrounds except for the most experienced DBAs. "
--Hari Mailvaganam, Amazon.com