January 5, 2005
Review of 'SQL In A Nutshell'
TBR writes "While SQL is a language with clear definitions and an international standard (SQL2003 is an ANSI standard), in practice different vendors implement different subsets of the standard and syntax varies across database products. Add to this the intricacies of datatypes, functions and constants and it's easy to understand why SQL can sometimes be such a complex beastie to master, particularly for those developers who have to code to different database products. In this kind of environment 'SQL In A Nutshell', now into a second edition, can be a life-saver."