A Guide to MySQL (Available Titles Skills Assessment Manager (SAM) - Office 2010) 1st Edition

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1. Introduction to Premiere Products, Henry Books, and Alexamara Marina Group 2. Database Design Fundamentals 3. An Introduction to SQL 4. Single-Table Queries 5. Multiple-Table Queries 6. Updating Data 7. Database Administration 8. MySQL Special Topics Appendix A: SQL Reference AppendixB: How Do I Reference Appendix C. Answers to Odd-Numbered Review Questions

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Philip J. Pratt is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science at Grand Valley State University, where he taught for 33 years. His teaching interests include database management, systems analysis, complex analysis, and discrete mathematics. He has authored more than 75 textbooks and hasco-authored three levels of Microsoft Office Access 2013 books for the Shelly Cashman Series and A Guide to SQL.

Mary Z. Last has taught computer information systems since 1984. She retired from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas, where she was an Associate Professor and the Director of the Center for Effectiveness in Learning and Teaching. Ms. Last is actively involved in the Computing Educator's Oral History Project that encourages young women to pursue careers in math and science. She has been a contributing author to the Shelly Cashman Series since 1992. She also authors many instructor resources for database texts.
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  • Series: Available Titles Skills Assessment Manager (SAM) - Office 2010
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Course Technology; 1 edition (December 9, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1418836354
  • ISBN-13: 978-1418836351
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Willard G. Bryan on August 16, 2007
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This is a great reference book. I have used this book in college frequently and am still using it in the work place. Easy to follow, organized very well, great examples. If you need a reference book this would be a good choice.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ross S. Larson on December 13, 2010
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This book is poorly constructed, and is a disservice to anyone that wishes to learn about MySQL. The authors appear to be more concerned with making you remember and recall the particulars of the imaginary companies (Henry Books, Premiere Products, Alexamara Marina) that they have created than actually teaching the material.

The index at the back of the book is atrocious. Attempting to relocate critical information in this book is an exercise in frustration. It appears that they attempted to save paper by providing an incomplete index which is in no way representative of all of the features of MySQL.

The accompanying curriculum to this book is also very poor.

I ended up bringing an alternate book to class (MySQL (4th Edition) [Paperback] by Paul DuBois (Author), ISBN 0672329387) to find specific functions or reference when other students had questions that the textbook was unable to address.

This book does have one positive quality. It is very light (288 pages) compared to the aforementioned comprehensive 1224 page book that I prefer. However, I ended up having to carry them both to class, making the weight savings irrelevant.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keeshia Barker on October 15, 2010
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I'm using this textbook for a MySQL course and it is definitely a keeper! If you are just starting out with it it's a good book but it is also worthwhile for those just wanting a reference. It follows three companies throughout the book, with exercises for each database at the end of each chapter which allows you to practice what you learned reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By daniel tolbert on June 10, 2012
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This book arrived exactly as described. No flaws at all. My only complaint, and it has NOTHING to do with the seller, is why is my school using such an outdated book? Need to be learning newer more useful SQL, like for SERVER 2008...oh well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dracspur on May 6, 2013
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This didn't only help in class. I will be going back over in summer on my own to get an even better handle on SQL
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By adam k phillipps on October 15, 2013
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I sort of feel like I have to read too much to get to the point in this book. Over and over again I'll read a couple pages and think "I could have said that in one paragraph." Other than that, it seems to be a pretty solid book. The info is easy to understand, it gives examples and to be honest, the wordiness of it is probably something that a lot of readers would appreciate. I've had a little experience with SQL, though, so maybe that was my problem. Mind you, the experience I had was doing basic queries and basic joins. That's it.
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I bought this book for a class I took. As far as textbooks go it was fine, I've certainly had worse, it presented information in an easy to understand way. I docked it one star only because it didn't have examples for all of the commands. Some operators would have detailed examples showing how to use them properly, others would just have a text description of what the operator does but not really show how to use it in a query.
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By Daniel Huffman on March 31, 2015
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Book was needed for a class. Fair warning this book is for MySql 4.0 and higher. Migrate to 5.0, then other books are needed.
The example covered most questions. The review questions are tricky. For example using and & or in a
search query is not answered. Have few programming classes in your background will give you the answer.
I answered them by going on line. I recommend 3W school.
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