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From:Mike OK Date:December 28 2009 5:02pm
Subject:Re: Database fundamentals: wanna learn.
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I have two of Paul's books.  They are both fantastic.


Mike O'Krongli
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Acorg Inc
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From: "Claudio Nanni" <claudio.nanni@stripped>
To: "Ken D'Ambrosio" <ken@stripped>
Cc: "mysql" <mysql@stripped>
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: Database fundamentals: wanna learn.


> Hi Ken,
> thanks for sharing!
>
> If you want to start from scratch, I would go for a book like this:
>
> http://www.amazon.com/SQL-Complete-Reference-James-Groff/dp/0071592555/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
> I did not 'read' it thru, but this is the one I would buy.
>
> If you want to embrace MySQL, in my opinion, the best book you can get is
> MySQL 4th edition by Paul DuBois.
> It's complete, even more, very readable, and it can be with you for a long
> time.
>
> But if you need to grasp better the basic concepts go for a generik SQL
> book(like the top one), then go with MySQL specific if you want, or 
> others.
>
> Cheers
>
> Claudio
>
>
>
>
> 2009/12/28 Ken D'Ambrosio <ken@stripped>
>
>> Hey, all.  I've been using databases clear back to xBase days; that being
>> said, I've never had a solid foundation for relational databases.  While 
>> I
>> can muddle by in SQL, I really don't have a good understanding of exactly
>> how keys are set up, the underpinnings of indexing, and, oh, lots of
>> ground-level stuff.  Call me a "user", and you'd be right -- an
>> administrator of databases?  Not so much.
>>
>> So, any suggestions -- books, courses, web sites, what-have-you -- that I
>> should be hitting up so I can have a better grasp of what's going on
>> behind the scenes?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> -Ken
>>
>>
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> -- 
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Thread
Database fundamentals: wanna learn.Ken D'Ambrosio28 Dec
  • Re: Database fundamentals: wanna learn.Claudio Nanni28 Dec
    • Re: Database fundamentals: wanna learn.Mike OK28 Dec
  • Re: Database fundamentals: wanna learn.Peter Brawley28 Dec
  • Re: Database fundamentals: wanna learn.Martijn Tonies28 Dec
  • Re: Database fundamentals: wanna learn.Gary Smith28 Dec