Rudy Limeback

Rudy Limeback is a semi-retired SQL Consultant living in Toronto, Canada. His SQL experience spans more than 20 years, and includes working with DB2, SQL Server, Access, Oracle, and MySQL. He is an avid participant in discussion forums, primarily at SitePoint ( His two Web sites are for SQL and for personal stuff. When not glued to his computer, Rudy enjoys playing touch football and frisbee golf.

Simply SQL Simply SQL (SitePoint)
by Rudy Limeback
December 2008
Print: $34.95
Ebook: $29.00

"...Simply SQL is one of the best guides available for programmers new to the language and is a pick for any library catering to computer programmers and SQL designers."
--Diane C. Donovan, California Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf

"I liked this book. It was easy to read and understand. I liked that the code focus is on using ANSI standard SQL as this gives knowledge that will work across platforms on multiple database systems from free options like MySQL to common proprietary ones like Oracle and SQL Server. The examples are clear and well written and the figures are wonderful (as is usual in sitepoint products)...This book is not intended for people who wish to learn to become database administrators. It was written for web developers who want to have a better understanding of the basics of SQL. This is an important fact. If you fit this role, this book is excellent."
--Matthew Helmke,

"Possibly the most practical and easy to read book on the subject of SQL. "
--Michael L. Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"A useful title for all the web designers and developers looking for a practical way to learn SQL language without getting into the details of specific database implementations. For advanced database users and practitioners, such as DBAs and application developers, this can be a refresher course before going for the implementation-specific manuals of different mainstream databases."
--Ganadeva Bandyopadhyay,

"Are you a web designer or developer looking for guidance in learning SQL for your web projects? If you are, then this book is for you! Author by Rudy Limeback, has done an outstanding job of writing a book about SQL...This most excellent book explored all of the aspects of SQL and database design that are required by web developers to develop efficient and effective web pages. More importantly, it covered not only simple examples of SQL that are relevant to you, but also more complex concepts using terminology that is not too obscure. "
--John R. Vacca,