Head First SQL has ratings and 32 reviews. Emily said: I usually only review something if I’ve read every word, but I’ve lived in this book long enou. by Lynn Beighley Head First SQL, and related trade dress are trademarks of O’ Reilly Media, Inc. Many of the . SQL Exposed: Confessions of a NULL. Head First SQL: Your Brain on SQL — A Learner’s Guide. Front Cover · Lynn Beighley. “O’Reilly Media, Inc.”, Aug 28, – Computers – pages.
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Are your tables all tangled up? Well we’ve got the tools to teach you just how to wrangle your databases into firsst. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory SQL learning experience, Head First SQL has a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a te Is your data dragging you down?
Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory SQL learning experience, Head First SQL has a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.
Maybe you’ve written some simple SQL queries to interact with databases. But now you want more, you want to really dig into those databases and work with your data.
We all know “Data is Power” – but we’ll show you how to have “Power over your Data”. Expect to have fun, expect to learn, and expect to be querying, normalizing, and joining your data like a pro by the time you’re finished reading! Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Bdighley with This Book. May 03, Emily rated it it was amazing Shelves: I usually only review something if I’ve read every word, but I’ve lived in this book long enough and read enough to feel good about reviewing it.
This was one of my textbooks for a database design class, a class I was terrified to take but still signed up for for various reasons out of my control. It’s a very user-friendly guide, and as a novice to SQL, I appreciated the frisky, nothing-to-be-afraid-of tone.
There are tons of visuals and extras, and when I wasn’t driving myself crazy with fear I usually only review something if I’ve read every word, but I’ve lived in this book long enough and read enough to feel good about reviewing it.
There are tons of visuals and extras, and when I wasn’t driving myself crazy with fear I wouldn’t be able to succeed in this class, Beifhley actually had fun doing it. If I had to learn another coding language, I would certainly seek out a guidebook from this Head First series. Apr 01, Julie Dill rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: English majors escaping the poverty of listening to fjrst heart instead of their wallet.
Computer tech manuals are drier than a popcorn fart, am I right? However, I’m only a quarter of the cirst through with this book, and I can safely declare it the best database programming language book ever. Holy crap on a cracker, there are decent works of fiction I’d put down to read this tech manual. And she rocks ass.
I don’t give a squat about SQL, and were it not required for my Computer tech manuals are drier than a popcorn fart, am I right?
I don’t give a squat about SQL, and were aql not required for my new job, I wouldn’t have even wandered down that aisle of the bookstore, but if you have to read the beihley anyway, get this one. Aug 08, Kyle rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book made learning SQL fun. I mean, I probably would have fun learning SQL anyway, but everything about this book is a good time. The examples included such practical applications as making a database to track clowns in order to help your clown-phobic friends.
Clearly an introductory text, but that’s the point. Dec 02, Kasper Christiansen rated it did not like it Shelves: You can save a lot of time by just using Google. This book takes its sweet time explaining concepts that are not that complicated.
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Mar 18, Chibimagic rated it it was ok Shelves: After the first couple hundred pages, technical errors started popping up everywhere: The book is awash in these. There’s a lot of testing before teaching, where they ask how you think a task can be accomplished, and then explain the actual syntax of Needed to brush up on my SQL specifically, the DB2 varietyso I picked up this book.
There’s a lot of testing before teaching, where they ask how you think a task can be accomplished, and then explain the actual syntax of the command.
This helps the learning stick, since you compare your mental model with reality. But it’s completely unhelpful when they quiz you at the beginning of chapter 7 on how to completely alter a table design, then spend all of chapter 8 explaining something you had to figure out on your own pages ago.
The only thing keeping this from being a single star is that it’s somewhat entertaining. Otherwise, the pacing is muddled, many elementary topics are skipped, and a lot of the example relationships are just wrong.
Unfortunately, syntax from other implementations is never explained. Thanks for the advice. Then read the technical docs for your specific implementation.
Jan 10, Nick Hodges rated it really liked it. Very good run down on basics of SQL. Excellent for total newbies up to folks like me who want a refresher. Aug 06, Carolina Bento rated it liked it Shelves: It is excellent as a beginners guide and is also suitable for people who want to review and refresh their memory on specific beighlfy of sql. Feb 09, Jahongir Rahmonov rated it it was amazing.
Head First lyhn should be your first book to read. Aug 23, Andy Nousen rated it liked it Shelves: Fun and very readable intro to SQL. Oct 23, Shota Karkashadze rated it it was amazing. Great book, Head first never disappoints. Jul 01, Himanshu Gupta rated it liked it.
Head First SQL
Good introduction to SQL. Head First books are always a pleasure to read. However, I wasn’t very fond of the way the content of this book was organized. Feb 17, Andy Johnson added it Shelves: Not my kind of book. May go back to it later. Jul 19, Bonnie Vasko rated it really liked it. This is a worthwhile book to get started with for learning general purpose SQL. This book is not specifically on mySQL, but that’s what the author uses throughout the book.
Here are the few complaints that I have: If your totally brand new to SQL, it may not be clear that you can populate tables from the sample code provided at the book’s website. More than one reviewer mentioned that on Amazon. I found that the code from the website dropped off in the later tables on Joins, Subqueries, contr This is a worthwhile book to get started with for learning general purpose SQL. I found that the code from the website dropped off in the later tables on Joins, Subqueries, contraints and transactions.
They did not provide the sample code to set up the tables needed to follow along with the examples in those chapters. I did get some value from reading those chapters, but it wasn’t quite the same. In a nutshell, this book gave me all the info I needed to get started with mySQL. I am using it with PHP. There are lots of hands-on examples, tests and quizzes to drive home the basics. I feel pretty comfortable now with basic SQL commands.
I would recommend this book for anyone that knows very little to nothing about SQL, and wishes to obtain ‘beginner’ level knowledge. Oct 08, Heather rated it liked it. I got this book to brush up on SQL since I haven’t really had to work with it too much since I was in college. On the plus side: On the negative side: Hello – I did not pick up this book to spend time reading and actually trying to comprehend how to do it the wrong way.
This is the only SQL book I’ve picked up outside of college text book so I can’t really compare it to other primers. Jan 15, Jamie Henderson rated it it was amazing. Before reading this book, I knew almost no SQL. Head First SQL was a very fun entry into the world of talking to tables. Despite my near complete ignorance, I was very quickly creating tables and extracting information from them. I found the explanations very clear and the examples entertaining. Once or twice an exercise would throw me for a loop; but there was enough information in the book to figure them out.