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Discovering SQL: A Hands-On Guide for Beginners by Alex Kriegel

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WHAT THIS BOOK COVERS

The book covers the current release of the SQL Standard, SQL:2008, but it mostly focuses on the practical side of the language, highlighting the differences between particular implementations. It provides examples using SQL implementations in the latest versions of the following modern database systems either available for download as free express editions, or as free open source software. The most popular desktop database packages, Microsoft Access and OpenOffice, are also covered:

  • IBM UDB2 9.7
  • Oracle 10g
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2005/2000
  • MySQL 5.1/5.5
  • PostgreSQL 9.0
  • Microsoft Access 2007/2010
  • OpenOffice 3.2 BASE (with embedded HSQLDB)

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