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Learn SQL Database Programming

By : Josephine Bush
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Book Image

Learn SQL Database Programming

5 (1)
By: Josephine Bush

Overview of this book

SQL is a powerful querying language that's used to store, manipulate, and retrieve data, and it is one of the most popular languages used by developers to query and analyze data efficiently. If you're looking for a comprehensive introduction to SQL, Learn SQL Database Programming will help you to get up to speed with using SQL to streamline your work in no time. Starting with an overview of relational database management systems, this book will show you how to set up and use MySQL Workbench and design a database using practical examples. You'll also discover how to query and manipulate data with SQL programming using MySQL Workbench. As you advance, you’ll create a database, query single and multiple tables, and modify data using SQL querying. This SQL book covers advanced SQL techniques, including aggregate functions, flow control statements, error handling, and subqueries, and helps you process your data to present your findings. Finally, you’ll implement best practices for writing SQL and designing indexes and tables. By the end of this SQL programming book, you’ll have gained the confidence to use SQL queries to retrieve and manipulate data.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Section 1: Database Fundamentals
Section 2: Basic SQL Querying
Section 3: Advanced SQL Querying
Section 4: Presenting Your Findings
Section 5: SQL Best Practices

Chapter 1

  1. Structured Query Language, or SQL (pronounced see-quel), is the language used for querying and manipulating data, and defining structures in databases.
  2. Data definition language (DDL), data manipulation language (DML), and data control language (DCL)
  3. Queries, clauses, predicates, expressions, statements, and white space.
  4. To avoid redundant data, optimize database performance, and ensure data integrity.
  5. First normal form, second normal form, and third normal form.
  6. Ensuring consistency and accuracy of data.
  7. Entity, referential, and domain integrity.
  8. The top four are Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL.
  9. It's available for free, it offers a lot of functionality for system and database administrators, it's easy to use and implement, and it's fast and stable.
  10. Licensing is expensive, and it may require significant database administrator resources after...