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Databases in dead tree format

Posted 29 January 2014 - 05:29 AM

I'm looking for recommendations of books on databases. I already know how to make tables and write queries, and have at least an elementary grasp of database design. I'm about the equivalent of someone who has done their database 101 class and done some playing with databases afterwards. I'm looking for something that will help me take the next step (maybe something about best practices or common patterns -- I'm open to suggestion)

I could google for a book list but I would prefer some recommendations so I can start with a good one. All the best programming books I have read came from recommendations from friends or people on this site. (and the worst came from me choosing things from a book store). I did do a search for a similar thread but that unfortunately didn't turn up anything.

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Re: Databases in dead tree format

Posted 29 January 2014 - 07:47 AM

I found this quite helpful and have a well thumbed through copy on my desk:

SQL Cookbook: Query Solutions and Techniques for Database Developers
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:17 AM

That looks like just the sort of thing I'm looking for. "Well thumbed" and 4.8 stars also bode well!
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:23 AM

Yup.. granted it's a bit old, but for the most part SQL doesn't change a whole mess.. and it tries to provide multiple examples across the different platforms if they differ.
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