2018 New Book On Spark In The Classroom
Adobe Spark is a fun, free content-creation tool that anyone can use. Designed to be used in the classroom and easily accessible on web browsers, Chromebooks, and mobile devices, Adobe Spark's intuitive and easy-to-use design makes it the perfect tool for learners of all ages to create video book reports, modern, responsive webpage "papers", video journals, science posters and videos, web newsletters . . . and so much more! In this new book, 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark, I partner with experienced educator Monica Burns to offer step-by-step guidance on how to incorporate this powerful tool into your classroom in ways that are meaningful and relevant.
2018 My New Book On Regular Expressions
My latest book is now out. Learning Regular Expressions is Regular Expressions for the rest of us. Regular expression experts have long been armed with an incredibly powerful tool, one that can be used to perform all sorts of powerful text processing and manipulation in just about every language and on every platform. That's the good news. The bad news is that for too long, regular expressions have been the exclusive property of only the most tech savvy. Until now.
2015 Sams Teach Yourself Oracle PL/SQL In 10 Minutes Now Available
My Sams Teach Yourself Oracle PL/SQL In 10 Minutes is now available and shipping. This book is the 4th DBMS specific title based on my best-selling Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, and like its siblings (on MariaDB, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server), goes into far more detail than the generic SQL book. Details, and a chapter listing, can be found on the book page.
2015 Up To 70% Off SQL Video Tutorial
I recently released a SQL video tutorial (based on my best-selling Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes). InformIT is running a Labor Day promotion with discounts on video lessons of up to 60-70% off, and my new SQL series is included in the promotion. The sale ends Wednesday, September 9th.
2015 Half-Off Sams Teach Yourself SQL In 10 Minutes
Want to learn SQL? InformIT is running a special on the best reviewed titles on Amazon.com. My Sams Teach Yourself SQL In 10 Minutes is on that list, and so you can use this link to grab a copy of the best-selling SQL book of all time for 40% off (or buy multiple copies at 50% off). This offer ends September 1, 2015.
2015 SQL Video Tutorials Released
I recently mentioned that I was working on a SQL tutorial video series based on my best-selling Sams Teach Yourself SQL books (and their spin-offs). Well, the videos are now online, close to 3 hours of yours truly walking you through getting started with SQL. The lessons are based on the flow and format of the SQL books, even using the same examples and sample data, and are designed to be used in conjunction with the books if so desired. The videos are on Safari Books Online and InformIT and other streaming sites.
2015 Just Wrapped Next SQL Book
It's been sixteen years since the publication of my first book on SQL, Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes. That book was met with such positive feedback that it has been updated three times, has spawned several DBMS-specific spin-off titles, has been translated more than a dozen times, and is part of the curriculum in numerous schools and colleges the world over. In all of its various flavors and iterations, this little book has helped hundreds of thousands learn the basics of SQL. And along the way it has become the best-selling SQL book of all time, a fact that is both incredibly humbling and a source of great pride.
I mentioned the DBMS-specific spin-off titles, thus far for Microsoft SQL Server T-SQL, MySQL, and MariaDB. Well, the (much delayed) 4th is on the way. Earlier today I finished reviewing the manuscript for an edition focused on Oracle PL/SQL (covering Oracle 10, 11, 12, and XE). The book page says it's out of print, but that's just because it's not yet shipping. It is available for pre-order, and I'll post a note when I have a final publication date.
Oh and I'm not done yet. I'm also wrapping a SQL video series, and I'll post more on that when I have a link to share.
2014 Latest SQL Book Now In Chinese
Every edition of every SQL book I have written has been translated into other languages, including Chinese. And I'm pleased to announce that the 4th edition of my Sams Teach Yourself SQL In 10 Minutes is now available in Chinese, too.
2014 SQL Book Discounted At Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble is running an in-store promotion through March 12, a 30% discount on select "Sams Teach Yourself" titles. And my Sams Teach Yourself SQL In 10 Minutes is included in this promotion.
2013 SQL Book Translated Into Korean
Every edition of every SQL book I have written has been translated into other languages. And as per this blog post, it looks like the 4th edition of my Sams Teach Yourself SQL In 10 Minutes is now available in Korean.