- Series: Sams Teach Yourself
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Sams Publishing; 4 edition (November 4, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0672336073
- ISBN-13: 978-0672336072
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 493 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,286 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ben Forta is Adobe Systems’ Director of Developer Relations and has more than 20 years of experience in the computer industry in product development, support, training, and product marketing. He is the author of the best-selling Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, spinoff titles on MySQL and SQL Server T-SQL, ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit and Advanced ColdFusion Application Development (both published by Adobe Press), Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes, as well as books on Flash, Java, Windows, and other subjects. He has extensive experience in database design and development, has implemented databases for several highly successful commercial software programs and websites, and is a frequent lecturer and columnist on Internet and database technologies.
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P.s. this book will not actually teach you SQL in ten minutes, that is impossible. Plan to spend at least 30 minutes, a few days a week, reading and practicing exercises. Learning SQL (like anything else) takes practice and persistence. You will succeed if you put in the time. I defer to my favorite motto, "life is a marathon, not a sprint."
What I like most about the book is the way they've implemented their instruction method:
1. They give a quick description of the lesson and what they intend to demonstrate
2. Then they give an example
3. Then they go back and explain
And they provide lots of notes and hints along the way to help bolster your understanding
I'm a novice techie and this book is easy to understand. It's perfect for the reader who likes having lots of examples to review and try.
I highly recommend this book and the author
You actually won't learn sql in 10 minutes but most likely be able to get through each chapter within 10 minutes. The exercises aren't difficult and you should get a very rudimentary understanding of sql. I sat through the first 4 chapters without really breaking a sweat.
The book itself is in full color, which is a nice touch, and the paper is high quality. Its a rather small book and that was somewhat disappointing but I guess that's why this is really a beginners book. If you've fidgeted around with sql at work or at home you can probably skip the first four chapters. if you skip the examples on your first go, you can probably finish the book within two hours.
Is this book worth the 24 bucks and change that i spent on it? Absolutely not. Maybe 15 bucks. Mine also had a sticky residue stuck on the back which i can't seem to remove so that's unfortunate.