By Joe Celko
Completely clever programmers usually fight while pressured to paintings with SQL. Why? Joe Celko believes the matter lies with their procedural programming approach, which retains them from taking complete benefit of the facility of declarative languages. the result's overly advanced and inefficient code, let alone misplaced productivity.
This e-book will swap how you take into consideration the issues you clear up with SQL programs.. concentrating on 3 key table-based concepts, Celko unearths their energy via certain examples and transparent factors. As you grasp those concepts, you’ll locate you could conceptualize difficulties as rooted in units and solvable via declarative programming. sooner than lengthy, you’ll be coding extra speedy, writing extra effective code, and using the entire energy of SQL.
• full of the insights of 1 of the world’s top SQL professionals - famous for his wisdom and his skill to coach what he knows.
• specializes in auxiliary tables (for computing capabilities and different values via joins), temporal tables (for temporal queries, ancient info, and audit information), and digital tables (for greater performance).
• offers transparent counsel for choosing and properly utilising the fitting desk strategy.
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