Media praise for SQL in a Nutshell

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"Who won't like it? Probably anyone who doesn't like any of the other nutshell books from O'Reilly. This book is pretty much exactly like my Unix in a Nutshell, Linux in a Nutshell and MySQL in a Nutshell books. If the format and approach bothers you, don't look for any radical departure that will make it more palatable here. If you are like me and already know you like the format, then this is pretty much a sure thing. For the vast majority of us that work in the database world, this is the reference...when one wants to know quickly about SQL statements and functions, I can't think of a better resource."
-- JR Peck, Slashdot.org

"Developers and programmers will find this most useful as a comparative guide, especially in environments using different relational databases."
-- Carol Bean, The Tech Static

"The book is not focused on databases and SQL from a specific vendor, but gives great data and comparisons of commands and queries using ANSI SQL (SQL2003, aka SQL3) and then adjusting as needed for MySQL 5.1, Oracle 11g, PostgreSQL 8.2.1, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008. If you are responsible for moving data from one vendor’s product to another, or if you are responsible for databases from multiple vendors, this book could be a Godsend. Really, if you only use one of these products, the book is still a great value. "
-- Matthew Helmke, MatthewHelmke.net

"From how commands are implemented in MS SQL Server 2008 to an alphabetical reference of the ANSI SQL2003 functions, this reference picks up where vender documentation ends and is a key acquisition for any library catering to professional database administrators and developers."
-- Diane C. Donovan, California Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf

"...a handy reference for veteran database professionals. "
-- Bob Moss, Linux Format, May 2009

"If you are a developer and you want to succeed, you would do good to get this for your desk. "
-- Shawn Melton, Melton DBA, etc.

"...its sole purpose is to provide a reference to the SQL language - something that this book does extremely well."
-- Stephen Chapman, Ask Felgall



"For the vast majority of us that work in the database world, this is the reference...when one wants to know quickly about SQL statements and functions, I can't think of a better resource."
--JR Peck, Slashdot.org