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Posted Oct 14, 2004

"SQL in a Nutshell, Second Edition": The Guide to Mastering the Language of Databases

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

[From O'Reilly Media, Inc.]

Sebastopol, CA--Databases lie at the heart of many, if not most business applications. Chances are very good that anyone involved in software development is using SQL to some degree. And anyone using SQL should own a solid reference to the language--one like the newly improved, thoroughly updated, and highly focused SQL in a Nutshell, Second Edition (O'Reilly, US $44.95) by Kevin E. Kline, with Daniel Kline and Brand Hunt.

Structured Query Language (SQL) is the elegant but complex descriptive language that is used to create and maintain database objects, query data, modify data, and delete data that is no longer needed. While SQL is a standardized language, actual implementations of SQL are anything but standard. Vendor variation abounds, and that's where this book comes into play.

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