Businesses are gathering data today at exponential rates and yet few people know how to access it meaningfully. If you’re a business or IT professional, this short hands-on guide teaches you how to pull and transform data with SQL in significant ways. You will quickly master the fundamentals of SQL and learn how to create your own databases. Author Thomas Nield provides exercises throughout the book to help you practice your newfound SQL skills at home, without having to use a database server environment. Not only will you learn how to use key SQL statements to find and manipulate your data, but you’ll also discover how to efficiently design and manage databases to meet your needs. You’ll also learn how to: Explore relational databases, including lightweight and centralized models Use SQLite and SQLiteStudio to create lightweight databases in minutes Query and transform data in meaningful ways by using SELECT, WHERE, GROUP BY, and ORDER BY Join tables to get a more complete view of your business data Build your own tables and centralized databases by using normalized design principles Manage data by learning how to INSERT, DELETE, and UPDATE records
Teaching the SQL skills that businesses demand when hiring programmers If you're a SQL beginner, you don't just want to learn SQL basics, you also want to get some practical SQL skills you can use in the job market. This book gives you both. Covering the basics through intermediate topics with clear explanations, hands-on exercises, and helpful solutions, this book is the perfect introduction to SQL. Topics include both the current SQL:2008 standards, the upcoming SQL:2011 standards, and also how to use SQL against current releases of the most popular commercial SQL databases, such as Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. Introduces SQL concepts, explains SQL statements, and clearly shows how to write efficient and effective SQL code Uses a hands-on style and a sample database that incorporates all SQL concepts taught in the book; this database will be enhanced through the book as key points and lessons are covered Covers topics such as how SQL interacts with the sample database via various interfaces, including vendor-provided utilities, programming languages, SQL clients, and productivity software Includes appendices with primers on database normalization, set theory and bollean algebra, RDBMS software step-by-step setup guides, and database connectivity Learn how to write effective, efficient SQL code with Discovering SQL: A Hands-On Guide for Beginners.
Several years ago a challenge was given to technology instructor Rick A. Morelan. Take downsized workers with little or no experience with computers or technology and turn them into industry certified technology experts. The proven material from this venture is now available to you as the Joes 2 Pros series of books and videos. This new approach has vivid pictures on almost every page that shows what you should see on your computer screen as you work through the material, and downloadable content, home practice labs, software, and fun review games available from the joes2pros web site. Starting with the basic lesson: "What is a Database? " this book helps beginners get comfortable with the SQL language. From there, you will walk step-by-step through the basics. 'Beginning SQL Joes 2 Pros' is the second edition of the popular 'T-SQL Joes 2 Pros' with updated content and a lower price. The language examples in this book can be used with any standard SQL engine. Regardless of your skill level, you too can evolve from "Joe" to "Pro" by following the steps outlined in this book. Note: My publisher is not able to put a DVD in the back of the book but a DVD showing all topic and labs in 3 hours of full video can be bought on Amazon at this link http: //www.amazon.com/Beginning-SQL-Joes-Pros-70-433/dp/B004GEB67C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1294633127&sr=8-2 or search for the Joes 2 Pros DVD kit. Also so everyone can get started we do have 1 hour of free videos for EVERY SQL book on the Joes2Pros site to help get you started.
This book is specifically for the version of Crystal Reports that comes with Visual Studio 2005. If you have been looking for a beginners book that has a lot of easy to understand, step-by-step instructions and screen shots that show you how to learn and use the version of Crystal Reports that comes bundled with Visual Studio 2005, this is the book for you. The No Stress Tech Guide To Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2005 For Beginners book, is a self-paced visual guide to learning Crystal Reports and is written from the perspective that the reader has not created a report before or has not used Crystal Reports. This book is for the beginner and intermediate user. To help you become familiar with the options and features, this book contains over 500 illustrations that provide a visual tour of the software. Crystal Reports Basic for Visual Studio 2008, ISBN 978-0-9773912-8-8 is also available. If you are looking for a beginners book for Crystal Reports XI, see ISBN 978-0-9773912-3-3.
If you have been looking for a beginners book that has a lot of easy to understand, step-by-step instructions and screen shots that show you how to complete and master Crystal Reports 2008 design techniques correctly, this is the book for you. The No Stress Tech Guide To Business Objects Crystal Reports 2008 For Beginners book, is a self-paced visual guide to learning Crystal Reports and is written from the perspective that the reader has not created a report before or has not used Crystal Reports. This book is for the beginner and intermediate user. To help you become familiar with the options and features, this book contains over 500 illustrations that provide a visual tour of the software. If you are looking for a book for Crystal Reports Basic for Visual Studio 2010, see ISBN 9781935208129. If you have used a previous version of Crystal Reports and only want to learn about the new features, see ISBN 1-935208-01-2 What's New in Crystal Reports 2008.
This is my seventh book on Oracle Application Express (APEX) written for the latest 18.1 version. Just like my previous books that exposed the technology to thousands around the globe, this book is also aimed at absolute beginners who wish to learn from self-paced professional guidance and need a solid foundation in Oracle APEX. Oracle APEX is an amazing development platform in which you can build robust web applications. Not only it provides an environment where you can rapidly develop data-centric web applications, it also allows end-users to interact with their data via tools like interactive report, interactive grid, different types of charts, maps and more. The most convincing way to explore a technology is to apply it to a real world problem. Without involving the audience too much into the boring bits, the book adopts an inspiring approach that helps beginners practically evaluate almost every feature of Oracle APEX. In this book, you'll develop an application that demonstrates the use of those features to get hands-on exposure of Oracle APEX anatomy. The sticky inspirational approach adopted in this book not only exposes the technology, but also draws you in and keeps your interest up till the last exercise. The objective of this book is to introduce you to the art of building web applications by iteratively developing the sample database application (provided with Oracle APEX) from scratch. The application demonstrates how to display summary information, use reports and forms for viewing, updating, and adding information, include charts and maps to visualize information, and create dedicated mobile pages. This application has been chosen as an example because you can learn most of the techniques from it for your own future work. The primary purpose of this book is to teach you how to use Oracle APEX to realize your own development goals. Each chapter in this book explores a basic area of functionality and delivers the development techniques to achieve that functionality. By the time you reach the end of the examples in this book, you will have a clear understanding of Oracle APEX and will be able to extend the application in almost any direction. The short list below presents some main topics of Oracle APEX covered in this book: Rapid web application development for desktops, laptops, tablets, and latest smartphones Create comprehensive applications declaratively without writing tons of code Design application pages using Page Designer Create applications with the help of wizards Create custom application pages by adding components manually Use same interface and code to develop applications for a wide array of devices Present data using a variety of eye-catching charts Produce highly formatted PDF reports, including invoices, grouped reports, and pivot tables Design and implement a comprehensive security module If you are looking for a concise and concrete Oracle APEX book written for beginners, then I must say that this is the book that will return more than what you pay for it. Special offer! For those who are new to SQL or those who want to strengthen their SQL knowledge, I'm providing my e-book "SQL - The Shortest Route For Beginners" with this book for FREE!
Perform end-to-end data analysis to gain efficient data insight
Author: Marek Chmel
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Find, explore, and extract big data to transform into actionable insights Key Features Perform end-to-end data analysis—from exploration to visualization Real-world examples, tasks, and interview queries to be a proficient data scientist Understand how SQL is used for big data processing using HiveQL and SparkSQL Book Description SQL Server is a relational database management system that enables you to cover end-to-end data science processes using various inbuilt services and features. Hands-On Data Science with SQL Server 2017 starts with an overview of data science with SQL to understand the core tasks in data science. You will learn intermediate-to-advanced level concepts to perform analytical tasks on data using SQL Server. The book has a unique approach, covering best practices, tasks, and challenges to test your abilities at the end of each chapter. You will explore the ins and outs of performing various key tasks such as data collection, cleaning, manipulation, aggregations, and filtering techniques. As you make your way through the chapters, you will turn raw data into actionable insights by wrangling and extracting data from databases using T-SQL. You will get to grips with preparing and presenting data in a meaningful way, using Power BI to reveal hidden patterns. In the concluding chapters, you will work with SQL Server integration services to transform data into a useful format and delve into advanced examples covering machine learning concepts such as predictive analytics using real-world examples. By the end of this book, you will be in a position to handle the growing amounts of data and perform everyday activities that a data science professional performs. What you will learn Understand what data science is and how SQL Server is used for big data processing Analyze incoming data with SQL queries and visualizations Create, train, and evaluate predictive models Make predictions using trained models and establish regular retraining courses Incorporate data source querying into SQL Server Enhance built-in T-SQL capabilities using SQLCLR Visualize data with Reporting Services, Power View, and Power BI Transform data with R, Python, and Azure Who this book is for Hands-On Data Science with SQL Server 2017 is intended for data scientists, data analysts, and big data professionals who want to master their skills learning SQL and its applications. This book will be helpful even for beginners who want to build their career as data science professionals using the power of SQL Server 2017. Basic familiarity with SQL language will aid with understanding the concepts covered in this book.
This is a hands-on, practical approach to developing games on the OUYA console. It includes step-by-step examples as well as detailed theoretical explanations of industry practices. If you want to explore the development of games for the OUYA console, this is the book for you. From beginners to advanced users, the book allows developers to address various issues related to development projects for the OUYA console.