See our FAQ or contact customer service: Another thing that I noticed how could I miss it? AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. But again, the book is not intended as a tutorial on basic or even intermediate SQL. From the pattern of approach you will learn to build your own solutions to your own problems.

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Joe Celko’s SQL for Smarties, 5th Edition

I read through part of it at the time when I started, and never finished it. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This is balanced out by the fact that when Celko lets his non-existent hair down, every once in a while a sentence will pop out that you can’t believe you just read in what is, essentially, a technical manual, and those sorts of little surprises may seem like throwaways, but for someone like me, they add a lot of intangible value; this one will be a ref manual on my shelf after a lot of other ones have fallen by the wayside.

As of this writing, it is the third-longest I have ever taken to read a book—from first page to last, 1, days. But Great price for a great book. Discover Joe celko sql for smarties Book Box for Kids. While it succeeds in showing these concepts, the main issue is that the implementations are too generic and don’t work in every implementation of SQL.


He is an independent consultant based in Austin, Texas. But the code examples are not too useful since there are a lot of errors.

Joe Celko’s SQL for Smarties, 5th Edition – O’Reilly Media

Share your thoughts with other customers. Refresh and try again. Until you are — and you will be by the end of the book — it can be hard to understand what he is communicating.

You will learn new ways to write common queries, such as finding coverings, partitions, joe celko sql for smarties in data, auctions and inventory, relational divisions and so forth.

It also offers practical hints for normalization and denormalization. But again, the book is not intended as a tutorial on basic or even intermediate SQL. There is way too much repetition, sometimes entire sections are repeated multiple times, way too much basics, and not enough advanced material too call this book “Advanced SQL Programming”. The Art of SQL. He just shows you what he’s come up with.

Another thing that I noticed how could I miss it? The concept is a good one – advanced sql for those of us who already have significant experience. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


I would recommend Joe Celko’s Trees and Hierarchies which goes into more detail from the trees section in this book. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Larry Worley rated it it was amazing Joe celko sql for smarties 17, This book won’t teach you how and when to use outer joins or aggregate functions; it assumes you already have a very good handle on that sort of thing, and instead talks about the corner cases you’re liable to run into. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. He takes no prisoners.

Get to Know Us. Jun 04, Kevin rated it liked it. I’ve seen various versions of this book jos on DBA bookshelves for years. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. He sure love the pre-ANSI syntax, and you’ll learn a lot about database management system that’s for sure. SQL for Smarties was hailed as the first book devoted explicitly to the advanced techniques needed to transform an experienced SQL programmer into an expert.