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24Aug
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.

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30Jul
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.

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14Jul
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.

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27Feb
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.

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25Feb
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.

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4Sep
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.

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4Apr
2013
ColdFusion 10 Book Is Shipping

Adobe ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit: ColdFusion 10 Enhancements and Improvements is now shipping. As noted a while back, this book is intended to be used as a 4th volume in the CFWACK series.

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31Oct
2012
New Sams Teach Yourself SQL In 10 Minutes Now Shipping

My little Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes is my best-selling title, it has sold over 1/4 million copies in English, has been translated into more than a dozen languages, has created 3 spin-off titles focused on specific DBMSs, and has even become a textbook in numerous colleges and universities worldwide.

I'm really excited to announce that the new fourth edition is now shipping. In this edition I cover newer versions of popular databases like SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, and PostgreSQL, and have also added specific coverage for important new options, most notably SQLite. But, the most important enhancement in this new edition is that it is printed in color. Colored titles and headers are pretty cool, but where you really see the value is in long SQL statements that are so much more readable when color-coded.

My copies of this new edition showed up today, and online bookstores should be shipping it next week!

Yeah!

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21Sep
2012
New SQL Book Now In Color

My little Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes is my best-selling title, it has sold over 1/4 million copies in English, has been translated into more than a dozen languages, has created spin-off titles focused on specific DBMSs, and has even become a textbook in numerous colleges and universities worldwide. And at just over 200 pages, it was surprisingly one of the most difficult books to write, too. As such, I've been very reluctant to tamper with this title, sometimes you just want to leave a good thing alone.

It took significant prodding from my publisher, but I have indeed updated this book. For starters, we needed to update content to cover newer versions of popular databases like SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle. I also wanted to add specific coverage for important new options, most notably SQLite.

But, the most important enhancement, and this is what clinched the update for me, is that this new edition is printed in color (as proudly noted on the cover image). Colored titles and headers are pretty cool, but where you really see the value is in long SQL statements that are so much more readable when color-coded.

I'm really excited about this update, and want to publicly thank the folks at Pearson for the push and support.

More to follow!

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12Sep
2012
ColdFusion 10 Book Available For Pre-Order

As I explained previously, our ColdFusion 10 book is a single volume, kind of a 4th volume to the CF9 books, focusing on what is new in ColdFusion 10. And Adobe ColdFusion 10 Web Application Construction Kit is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

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