I picked up this book to try and refine my understanding of SQL as quickly as possible. I was looking to get a quick overview, and a list of topics I could dig into further as I needed them. This book was perfect for that. I was able to go through the entire thing in an afternoon, taking copious notes along the way.
The author, Ben Forta, first explains a new concept, compares it to other previously concept, then gives an example. He then takes a moment to explain the example in more detail. This format really clicks with me. It’s a method I think I’ll try using to write up training materials on this site.
What do you think of this book? Was it helpful to you too?