Re: Recommended Reading List (was Re: [GENERAL] Is my MySQL Gaining ?)

From: Robert Treat
Subject: Re: Recommended Reading List (was Re: [GENERAL] Is my MySQL Gaining ?)
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   Recommended Reading List (was Re: [GENERAL] Is my MySQL Gaining ?)  (Alex Satrapa, )
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 Re: [GENERAL] Is my MySQL Gaining ?  ("Keith C. Perry", )

If your interested, we have a book reviews section up on techdocs where
several recomended have already been reviewed. Come to think of it I still
owe Korry Douglas a review of his book...

one thing I noticed about your list, it focuses a lot on sql. IMO this is a
mistake, try to put more focus on relational theory, something that sql wont
teach you.

http://techdocs.postgresql.org/techdocs/bookreviews.php

Robert Treat

On Monday 29 December 2003 17:32, Alex Satrapa wrote:
> Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > I think you would be better off providing references to learn about
> > RDBMS' in general for people that don't have that background and pointing
> > out some of the Postgres quirks that are likely to trip up people.
>
> To get the ball rolling, does anyone have these books?  If so, would you
> be able to write a short review (respond to the list) about it?  Do you
> have a review about some other book that you'd like to add to the list?
>
> If I can find them at the local library, I'll start working through the
> most favoured books to write a "PostgreSQL Study Guide" for the "better"
> books.
>
> The list (in order of discovery):
>
> 1) Michael J. Hernandez & John L. Viescas, "SQL Queries for Mere
> Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulation in SQL", August 2000,
> ISBN: 0201433362
>
> 2) Ben Forta, "Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes", May 2001, ISBN:
> 0672321289
>
> 3) Allen G. Taylor, "SQL For Dummies", July 2003, ISBN: 0764540750
> (though I list this book with reservation, since IDG have been actively
> prosecuting people who publish any kind of "... for dummies" guide, even
> when the non-IDG version was around long before the "... For Dummies"
> books, but that's another story for another time)
>
> 4) Kevin E. Kline, Daniel L. Kline et al, "SQL in a Nutshell", January
> 2001, ISBN: 1565927443
>
> 5) James R. Groff & Paul N. Weinberg, "SQL: The Complete Reference",
> August 2002, ISBN: 0072225599
>
> 6) John J. Patrick, John Patrick, "SQL Fundamentals", May 2002, ISBN:
> 0130669474
>
> 7) Christian Darie, et al, "Programmer's Guide to SQL", September 2003,
> ISBN: 1590592182
>
> 8) Robert Sheldon, "SQL: A Beginner's Guide, 2nd Edition", May 2003,
> ISBN: 0072228857
>
> 9) Alex Kiregel & Boris M. Trukhnov, "SQL Bible", April 2003, ISBN:
> 0764525840
>
> 10) Alexander Sasha Pachev, "MySQL Enterprise Solutions", March 2003,
> ISBN: 0471269220
> (is anyone else scared by that title?)
>
> 11) Peter Gulutzan & Trudy Pelzer, "SQL Performance Tuning", September
> 2002, ISBN: 0201791692
>
> 12) Kevin Thompson, et al, "Learn SQL in a Weekend", May 2002, ISBN:
> 1931841624
>
> 13) Allen G. Taylor, "SQL Weekend Crash Course", January 2002, ISBN:
> 0764549014
> (I'm a little worried about the prevalence of ".. in a weekend" style
> books - what quality of database are people building after learning the
> language in a weekend?)
>
>
> Note that during my quick search for books about "SQL", about half of
> the returns were books about Microsoft SQL Server. I guess MS-SQL
> administrators have lots of reading time :)
>
> That list will most likely take me 12 months or more to read through
> myself. Anyone care to guess what version of PostgreSQL will be
> "current" in December 2004?
>
> Regards
> Alex Satrapa
>
>
>
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