Whatever database application you create—whether it's for bookkeeping, sales, inventory, or even the lowly to-do list—it's all about the data. Completely updated for 2018, SQL Essential Training is designed to help users understand the most common language for database wrangling, SQL. Instructor Bill Weinman teaches all the major features of SQL: creating tables; defining relationships; manipulating strings, numbers, and dates; using triggers to automate actions; and using subselects and views. He offers a solid working knowledge of the language and shows how to retrieve and manage data efficiently. The final chapter includes a real-world example of building a simple and complete database application using SQL.
Bill WeinmanBill Weinman is a tech advocate, entrepreneur, and expert in a programming languages such as C++ and Python.
Bill Weinman is the author of several books and online courses on the technical aspects of the World Wide Web. He has earned a reputation for his ability to explain complex topics in clear, concise terms. Mr. Weinman built his first computer in 1973, and has been involved with technology ever since. He has run a successful consulting practice, been a computer manufacturer, and most recently headed a hosting company. An accomplished guitarist, Bill performs and records music when he's not writing about computers. You can learn more about Bill, his projects and his music at http://bw.org/.
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- [Bill] Hi, I'm Bill Weinman, and welcome to SQL Essential Training. The goal of this course is to provide you with the basic knowledge that you need to use SQL effectively in any database environment. We'll start with the basics, how databases are organized, and, in particular, how relational databases work. I'll explain how to use the select statement and how to create, update, and delete data from your tables. I'll show you the details of SQL syntax, how to effectively format your code, and how the basic structure of SQL works. I'll cover creating and deleting tables, data types, aggregate queries, joins, transactions, sub-selects, views, and other features of this powerful database language. Finally, I'll show you a full working CRUD application. CRUD is an acronym for the four basic functions of any database application: create, read, update, and delete. Understanding SQL will serve you well in coding and managing relational databases and your database applications. So, let's…
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