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Press Release: February 4, 2009

Simply SQL--New from SitePoint: Learning SQL Has Never Been Easier

Simply SQL Sebastopol, CASitePoint is pleased to announce the release of Simply SQL ($34.95 USD), a beginner’s guide to databases written by Rudy Limeback.

“We’ve received thousands of emails over the past few years requesting that we publish a SitePoint-style book on SQL and databases. I’m happy to announce that we’ve finally done it!” commented Matt Mickiewicz, co-founder of SitePoint.

Simply SQL is a step-by-step introduction to learning SQL. Readers will discover how easy it is to use SQL to interact with best-practice, robust databases.

Rather than boring readers with theory, Rudy focuses on the practical use of SQL with common databases, utilizing plenty of diagrams, easy-to-read text, and examples to help make learning SQL easy and fun.

Highlights from the book include:

  • Guidance on the basics of SQL syntax
  • Advice on best practices in database design
  • Suggestions on how to master advanced syntax like inner joins, groups, and subqueries
  • Help in understanding SQL data types
  • Tips on optimizing, troubleshooting, and backing up SQL databases

For review copies or more information please email Please include your delivery address and contact information.

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Rudy Limeback is an independent consultant with over 20 years of SQL experience using DB2, SQL Server, Access, Oracle, and MySQL. He has written numerous articles on SQL for major online IT sites like TechTarget. Rudy is also a Web developer, one of the original admins, with his own Web site since 1996. You can find more information at

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Simply SQL
Publisher: SitePoint
Rudy Limeback
ISBN: 9780980455250, 350 pages, $34.95 USD

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