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Joe Celko's SQL Programming Style

A volume in The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems

Book2005

Author:

Joe Celko

Joe Celko's SQL Programming Style

A volume in The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems

Book2005

 

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Author:

Joe Celko

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    Chapter 1 - Names and Data Elements

    Pages 1-21

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    Chapter 2 - Fonts, Punctuation, and Spacing

    Pages 23-40

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    Chapter 3 - Data Declaration Language

    Pages 41-68

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    Chapter 4 - Scales and Measurements

    Pages 69-82

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    Chapter 5 - Data Encoding Schemes

    Pages 83-97

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    Chapter 6 - Coding Choices

    Pages 99-131

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    Chapter 7 - How to Use Views

    Pages 133-150

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    Chapter 8 - How to Write Stored Procedures

    Pages 151-170

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    Chapter 9 - Heuristics

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    Chapter 10 - Thinking in SQL

    Pages 183-195

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    Appendix - Resources

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    Bibliography

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    Index

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    About the author

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About the book

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Are you an SQL programmer that, like many, came to SQL after learning and writing procedural or object-oriented code? Or have switched jobs to where a different brand of SQL is being used, or maybe even been told to learn SQL yourself? If even one answer is yes, then you need this book. A "Manual of Style" for the SQL programmer, this book is a collection of heuristics and rules, tips, and tricks that will help you improve SQL programming style and proficiency, and for formatting and writing portable, readable, maintainable SQL code. Based on many years of experience consulting in SQL shops, and gathering questions and resolving his students’ SQL style issues, Joe Celko can help you become an even better SQL programmer.

Are you an SQL programmer that, like many, came to SQL after learning and writing procedural or object-oriented code? Or have switched jobs to where a different brand of SQL is being used, or maybe even been told to learn SQL yourself? If even one answer is yes, then you need this book. A "Manual of Style" for the SQL programmer, this book is a collection of heuristics and rules, tips, and tricks that will help you improve SQL programming style and proficiency, and for formatting and writing portable, readable, maintainable SQL code. Based on many years of experience consulting in SQL shops, and gathering questions and resolving his students’ SQL style issues, Joe Celko can help you become an even better SQL programmer.

Key Features

  • Help you write Standard SQL without an accent or a dialect that is used in another programming language or a specific flavor of SQL, code that can be maintained and used by other people.
  • Enable you to give your group a coding standard for internal use, to enable programmers to use a consistent style.
  • Give you the mental tools to approach a new problem with SQL as your tool, rather than another programming language — one that someone else might not know!
  • Help you write Standard SQL without an accent or a dialect that is used in another programming language or a specific flavor of SQL, code that can be maintained and used by other people.
  • Enable you to give your group a coding standard for internal use, to enable programmers to use a consistent style.
  • Give you the mental tools to approach a new problem with SQL as your tool, rather than another programming language — one that someone else might not know!

Details

ISBN

978-0-12-088797-2

Language

English

Published

2005

Copyright

Copyright © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved

Imprint

Morgan Kaufmann

Authors

Joe Celko