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Lynn Beighley is a fiction writer stuck in a technical book writer's body. Upon discovering that technical book writing actually paid real money, she learned to accept and enjoy it.
After going back to school to get a Masters in Computer Science, she worked for the acronyms NRL and LANL. Then she discovered Flash, and wrote her first bestseller.
A victim of bad timing, she moved to Silicon Valley just before the great crash. She spent several years working for Yahoo! and writing other books and training courses. Finally giving in to her creative writing bent, she moved to the New York area to get an MFA in Creative Writing.
Her Head First-style thesis was delivered to a packed room of professors and fellow students. It was extremely well received, and she finished her degree, finished Head First SQL, and can't wait to begin her next book.
Lynn loves traveling, cooking, and making up elaborate background stories about complete strangers. She's a little scared of clowns.
These Head First books are very different but convey the idea in a friendly manner. I think they are better for learning then they are for a desk reference.Published 5 days ago by Shawn C. Gross
Absolutely adore this book. Learning any new language alone and trying to get better at it can be very dry!
Not with "Head First - SQL"
HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
I read Head First Java and really enjoyed it. But so far this book is not like that. I've read the first two chapters and it seems kind of sloppy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Winiecki
I took a SQL class a few years ago and wanted a refresher, this was the perfect book. The book contains easy to read chapters that include real world application, explanations of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Coyne
It's MySQL, not SQL. There's a difference. I bought this book because I needed SQL, not MySQL. Disappointed. Very disappointed.Published 2 months ago by Melanie Sumner
I love the approach Lynn Beighley took to explain SQL. The examples and lessons are delivered with a fun whacky approach. If you are a new to SQL query buy this book! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shelly Beyer
If you must read this, be sure you have the list of errata (available on O'Reilly's website) handy. There's an error on almost every other page -- no mean feat, given that, like... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Cipriano