How to Learn SQL with This Book

Let's begin with a few expectations. First of all, we expect you to read large parts of this book while sitting at your terminal. Second, we expect you to study and reproduce the examples. Third, we expect you to practice, test, and explore. There's no substitute for interactive practice, even if your ultimate intention may be to program a highly sophisticated application.

From there, a lot is up to you. Learning styles differ: Some people absorb new material through carefully considering prose explanations; others take in concepts just by looking at pictures. We expect this book to be helpful whether you choose to read every word of it or you choose to scan the text briefly and rely mainly on the examples. Words ...

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