SQL in a Nutshell

SQL in a Nutshell

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By (author) Kevin Kline, By (author) Daniel Kline, By (author) Brand Hunt

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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Format: Paperback | 592 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 36mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 5 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Sebastopol
  • ISBN 10: 0596518846
  • ISBN 13: 9780596518844
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 362,097

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For programmers, analysts, and database administrators, SQL in a Nutshell is the essential reference for the SQL language used in today's most popular database products. This new edition clearly documents every SQL command according to the latest ANSI standard, and details how those commands are implemented in Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Oracle 11g, and the MySQL 5.1 and PostgreSQL 8.3 open source database products. You'll also get a concise overview of the Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) model, and a clear-cut explanation of foundational RDBMS concepts -- all packed into a succinct, comprehensive, and easy-to-use format. This book provides: * Background on the Relational Database Model, including current and previous SQL standards * Fundamental concepts necessary for understanding relational databases and SQL commands * An alphabetical command reference to SQL statements, according to the SQL2003 ANSI standard * The implementation of each command by MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server * An alphabetical reference of the ANSI SQL2003 functions, as well as the vendor implementations * Platform-specific functions unique to each implementation Beginning where vendor documentation ends, SQL in a Nutshell distills the experiences of professional database administrators and developers who have used SQL variants to support complex enterprise applications. Whether SQL is new to you, or you've been using SQL since its earliest days, you'll get lots of new tips and techniques in this book.

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Kevin Kline is the Director of SQL Server Solutions at Quest Software, a leading provider of award winning tools for database management and application monitoring on the SQL Server platform.Daniel Kline is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where he specializes in medieval literature, literary and cultural theory, and computer-assisted pedagogy. He completed his Ph.D. at Indiana University, Bloomington, and in addition to numerous scholarly presentations, Dan recently has published academic essays in Literary and Linguistic Computing, Philological Quarterly, Chaucer Review, and Essays in Medieval Studies. When he's not spending time with his wife and two boys, Dan frets over his pet project, the Electronic Canterbury Tales. Dan can be reached at afdtk@uaa.alaska.edu. Brand Hunt is a Project Manager and Software Developer at Systems Research and Development (http://srdsoftware.com). The team at SRD is a world leader in systems for privacy-friendly identity recognition and relationship awareness.