May 24, 2004
TechBookReport Review of 'SQL In 10 Minutes'
TBR writes "SQL, like XML, is one of those technologies that every practising developer ought to know how to use. While the core SELECT commands are relatively easy to pick up from online tutorials, including our own TechBookReport introduction to SQL, there is much more to learn if you want to be proficient. However, most SQL books that we've seen in the past have really been relational database primers in disguise. The emphasis is usually on the theoretical foundations of relational databases, or else they concentrate on database creation and DBA best practice. This little gem, however, clearly avoids these pitfalls and focuses on SQL as 'she is spoke'."