Media praise for Refactoring SQL Applications

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"If I could, I'd have any developer on a database centric application read this, and DBAs as well. There is a lot here for both sides to learn about just how much they depend upon and impact one another. This may be an idealistic dream, especially for larger shops where often the relationship between those two groups is adversarial, but I think that such an approach could only make life much better for everyone involved."
-- JR Peck, Slashdot.org

"Many books cover program refactoring, but there has been a lack of books on refactoring of database code, until now. Stéphane Faroult's new book has many advanced SQL techniques that I have been using in my own work. I enthusiastically recommend the book to others."
-- Michael Blaha, Consultant, OMT Associates Inc.

"Finally...a book that emphasizes the role of the SQL writer on overall database performance, and what can be done to improve the situation. This book should be required reading for any database professional wanting to improve their own query writing, or queries written by others."
-- Dwayne King, President, KRIDAN Consulting

"This book is packed with treasures. You will experience an 'Ahha' moment before putting it down. Mr. Faroult's significant experience and clear thinking is generously shared within these pages."
-- Roy Owens, Database Developer, CBORD Group, Inc.

"The most often suggested solutions are not always the correct ones and this book clearly demonstrates several situations where doing what appears to be an obvious fix (such as adding an index) may actually make things worse."
-- Stephen Chapman, Ask Felgall



"If I could, I'd have any developer on a database centric application read this, and DBAs as well. There is a lot here for both sides to learn about just how much they depend upon and impact one another. "
--JR Peck, Slashdot.org