6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Uber-technical? Yes, but should be required reading for anyone writing SQL,
This review is from: Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals (Expert's Voice) (Hardcover)
This book definitely isn't for those who dabble in writing SQL code. However, if your job requires interacting with SQL, that is, set-based language, this book should be on your shelf. It certainly is on mine.
You won't find any simple list of instructions, or pithy "best practices", but more a fairly complete explanation of set-based mathematics and logic, and how this applies to the SQL (generic SQL) language. There's also an excellent discussion of 3 and 4 state logic and the universally misunderstood concept of NULL.
I can't recommend the book enough. It may take you years to really work through it and absorb the content, but it is worth it if databases are your career.