I'm a huge fan of books by No Starch Press. The texts are usually well written and every book I've read so far gives excellent examples that are broken down point by point with great explanations. I already have some basic SQL skills but decided to pick up this book anyway to round out my knowledge. Practical SQL definitely follows in the footsteps of other No Starch programming books. The written explanations provide the reader with great explanations of the SQL language and the code examples provide a lot of insight with point by point breakdown when necessary.
One unique thing about this book compared to other SQL books is that the author has a research and journalism background. A lot of SQL books and tutorials I've come across focus on business databases. For those of us who aren't formally part of the business or technology fields and more oriented in the social sciences, this book is a tremendous resource. The author's problem-solving processes and example datasets (often real world examples) are great for social scientists that deal with real-world messy data.
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: No Starch Press,US (1 May 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1593278276
- ISBN-13: 978-1593278274
- Product Dimensions: 17.9 x 2.4 x 23.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 771 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)