T-SQL 2008 Joes 2 Pros: Core T-SQL Coding Fundamentals For Microsoft SQL Server 2008

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Joes 2 Pros turns SQL students into SQL certified experts. This is the original SQL book that began it all. A newer second edition of this book has been reprinted with a lower price under the new title, “Beginning SQL Joes 2 Pros”. It has the same images, explanations, practices, and quizzes as before, as well as great new additions suggested by readers. Just as every computer expert in the world today knew nothing about computers when they started out, you too can evolve from Joe 2 Pro by taking the steps outlined in these books. Over several years, students have given feedback on what has helped them learn & achieve success. These new labs are a direct result of this positive feedback. . . . More >>

T-SQL 2008 Joes 2 Pros: Core T-SQL Coding Fundamentals For Microsoft SQL Server 2008

5 thoughts on “T-SQL 2008 Joes 2 Pros: Core T-SQL Coding Fundamentals For Microsoft SQL Server 2008”

  1. This is the best SQL book I’ve read, it really helped me clarify some questions I had with SQL. Many educational books are too wordy that you dread having to pick it up and read it, because it takes forever. Joes 2 Pros is simple, but down to the point. It has nice text size, and includes downloadable videos, Labs, Answers, and a Bug Catcher where you have to find what is wrong with the code. This is one book I did not want to put down, I call this a must buy.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. A year ago I was asked by a manager to learn basic T-SQL. Primarily joins. I bought a shelf full of books including some in a series designed for “dumb” folk. I struggled trying to understand the vernacular in all of them and grew frustrated because I wasn’t able to find a single book that took me from “square one”. Without exception, all other books I saw were written to an audience with previous exposure to SQL. Then I read the introduction to this book and saw myself reflected there. Someone else who started one day not knowing anything beyond the fact that something called SQL was out there. This book provides a simple path to follow, written in terms easy to understand and based on sequential levels of learning. Working through each lab takes you from the basic “select *” statement to robust code, helping you understand the logic as you progress. I have finally found a book for the true novice. A book where I feel, “Okay, I can do this. ” Instead of, “What?” The only thing better than working through the book is taking the class with the author as your instructor.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Finally a book that describes the difference between data and information. This book is very easy to understand and paced perfectly for the student that only has a couple hours a night to study. It is filled with good real world examples and sample code. Never before have I seen outer joins explained so clearly. BRAVO!! The companion CD’s training videos and Chapter Review files (Bug Catcher Game) are an excellent addition. Once a reader is familiar with a chapter, the Points to Ponder at the end of each, make excellent quick references.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Rick has taken a complex and dry topic like SQL programming, and managed to make it interesting and engaging to read.
    What I especially like is that he approaches a new topic with engagng analogies and examples that are easy to understand, and then he builds on them bit by bit to drive home the point. I’ve programmed in SQL before, but I still enjoyed reading some of these examples because they gave me a different perspective on databases.

    What I liked most was the bug-catchter game at the end of each chapater. These are a great way to build confidence in the stuff I just learnt. I also love the accompanying audio lessons – they provide a great intro to the topic, and Rick’s voice delivery held my attention.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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