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5.0 out of 5 stars Expanded 2nd Edition (more than 3x larger!), October 11, 2004
This review is from: SQL In A Nutshell, 2nd Edition (Paperback)
Expanded 2nd Edition (more than 3x larger!)

fyi ... Amazon is including here reviews from both 1st and current 2nd edition. 1st Edition was a "slim" 224 pages (released December 1, 2000 per Amazon). 2nd Edition is 800 pages (released September 27, 2004 per Amazon). From 224 to 800 pages ... hmmm, quite a change!

Per OReilly.com, current 2nd edition covers commercial RDBMS (Oracle, DB2, and Microsoft SQL Server), and open source implementations (PostgreSQL, and MySQL). fyi, 1st edition did not cover DB2.

2nd Edition is updated to use the most current ANSI standard, SQL2003, as the baseline in comparing each of the RDBMS.

Sample chapter available at OReilly.com. Chapter 4, SQL Functions. As PDF, 28 pages.
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Initial post: Apr 29, 2010 6:02:20 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 29, 2010 6:03:10 AM PDT
You wrote about the expanded SQL In A Nutshell, SECOND Edition, 700 pages. The SQL in a Nutshell: FIRST Edition indeed only has 224 pages. Strange as it may seem, SQL in a Nutshell THIRD Edition has shrunk to a mere 592 pages. I don't own the other editions, but I assume the format has become denser, allowing for less pages while delivering more content. Quite a big nut these nutshells must contain!
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