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The goal of Defensive Programming is to produce resilient code that responds gracefully to the unexpected. To the SQL Server programmer, this means T-SQL code that behaves consistently and predictably in cases of unexpected usage, doesn't break under concurrent loads, and survives predictable changes to database schemas and settings. Inside this book, you will find dozens of practical, defensive programming techniques that will improve the quality of your T-SQL code and increase its resilience and robustness.
2015 Edition. Perfect for end users, analysts, data scientists, and app developers, this best-selling guide will get you up and running with SQL, the language of databases. You'll find general concepts, practical answers, and clear explanations of what the various SQL statements can do. Hundreds of examples of varied difficulty encourage you to experiment and explore. Full-color SQL code listings help you see the elements and structure of the language. You can download the sample database to follow along with the author's examples. - Covers Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Access.- Learn the core language for standard SQL, and variations for the most widely used database systems.- Organize your database in terms of the relational model.- Master tables, columns, rows, and keys.- Retrieve, sort, and format data.- Filter the data that you don't want to see.- Convert and manipulate data with SQL's built-in functions and operators.- Use aggregate functions to summarize data.- Create complex SQL statements by using joins, subqueries, constraints, conditional logic, and metadata.- Create, alter, and drop tables, indexes, and views.- Insert, update, delete, and merge data.- Execute transactions to maintain the integrity of your data.- Avoid common pitfalls involving nulls.- Troubleshoot and optimize queries.- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable. ContentsIntroduction1. Running SQL Programs2. The Relational Model3. SQL Basics4. Retrieving Data from a Table5. Operators and Functions6. Summarizing and Grouping Data7. Joins8. Subqueries9. Set Operations10. Inserting, Updating, and Deleting Rows11. Creating, Altering, and Dropping Tables12. Indexes13. Views14. Transactions
This book will teach you what you need to know about JDBC and SQL, so that you can design and program database applications that can reach users around the world. Unlike other books aimed at systems programmers writing JDBC drivers, this book addresses the needs of the application developer.
Illustrating some of the most common misconceptions and pitfalls software developers face using relational databases, this book helps readers use a database to produce the most efficient results, and turn sluggish, inflexible code into high-quality, reliable solutions.
Get up to speed fast with SQL, the language of databases. Bestselling author Chris Fehily teaches you just the parts of SQL that you need to know. Quick, learn-by-example lessons start with simple data retrieval and sorting, move on to filtering and grouping, and then build to more-advanced topics, including joins, subqueries, views, and transactions. Whether you're an analyst, developer, data scientist, or Microsoft Office user, you'll find straightforward, practical answers. You can download the sample database to follow along with the examples. - Covers Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Access. - Learn the core language for standard SQL, and variations for the most widely used database systems. - Organize your database in terms of the relational model. - Master tables, columns, rows, and keys. - Retrieve, sort, and format data. - Filter the data that you don't want to see. - Convert and manipulate data with SQL's built-in functions and operators. - Use aggregate functions to summarize data. - Create complex SQL statements by using joins, subqueries, constraints, conditional logic, and metadata. - Create, alter, and drop tables, indexes, and views. - Insert, update, delete, and merge data. - Execute transactions to maintain the integrity of your data. - Avoid common pitfalls involving nulls. - Troubleshoot and optimize queries. - Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers. - Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable. Contents 1. Introduction 2. Database Basics 3. SQL Basics 4. Retrieving Data from a Table 5. Sorting Rows 6. Filtering Rows 7. Combining and Negating Conditions 8. Pattern Matching 9. More Ways to Filter Rows 10. Operators and Functions 11. Working with Functions 12. Evaluating Conditional Values 13. Summarizing Data 14. Grouping Data 15. Joining Tables 16. Working with Joins 17. Subqueries 18. Combining Queries 19. Inserting Rows 20. Updating and Deleting Rows 21. Creating and Changing Tables 22. Indexes 23. Views 24. Transactions A. The Sample Database B. Running SQL Programs C. Data Types
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2015 Edition. Perfect for end users, analysts, data scientists, and app developers, this best-selling guide will get you up and running with SQL, the language of databases. You'll find general concepts, practical answers, and clear explanations of what the various SQL statements can do. Hundreds of examples of varied difficulty encourage you to experiment and explore. SQL code listings help you see the elements and structure of the language. You can download the sample database to follow along with the author's examples. Covers Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Access. Learn the core language for standard SQL, and variations for the most widely used database systems. Organize your database in terms of the relational model. Master tables, columns, rows, and keys. Retrieve, sort, and format data. Filter the data that you don't want to see. Convert and manipulate data with SQL's built-in functions and operators. Use aggregate functions to summarize data. Create complex SQL statements by using joins, subqueries, constraints, conditional logic, and metadata. Create, alter, and drop tables, indexes, and views. Insert, update, delete, and merge data. Execute transactions to maintain the integrity of your data. Avoid common pitfalls involving nulls. Troubleshoot and optimize queries. Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers. Fully indexed and cross-referenced. Contents Introduction 1. Running SQL Programs 2. The Relational Model 3. SQL Basics 4. Retrieving Data from a Table 5. Operators and Functions 6. Summarizing and Grouping Data 7. Joins 8. Subqueries 9. Set Operations 10. Inserting, Updating, and Deleting Rows 11. Creating, Altering, and Dropping Tables 12. Indexes 13. Views 14. Transactions About the Author Chris Fehily is a statistician and author based in San Francisco.
SQL Success is about problem-solving in SQL. It bridges the gap between dry and dull database theory books, and developer books that focus on giving recipes without explaining sufficiently the reasons behind the recipes or discussing alternative solutions. Many developers struggle with SQL due to the contrast between the top-down logic of most programming languages and SQL's set-based approach. SQL Success aims to be different. This book is more than syntax examples. SQL Success explains how to use SQL to solve problems, and covers syntax in the process-not as the focus, but as a tool toward accomplishing the objective. SQL Success also shows something that most other books do not: the pitfalls and traps of SQL, a deceptively simple language, and how easy it is to get a query wrong. Written in a conversational way, SQL Success talks about logic more than theory, avoids jargon, and refers to common-sense more than rules. It ignores features that are rarely used and tries to avoid information overload. The intention of SQL Success is not to cover every aspect of all variants of SQL. The goal is to cover everything that is of practical use. That goal is informed by the author's many years of practical experience leading an understanding of what professional developers need to know, the common mistakes that are made, and how those mistakes can be avoided. * Focuses on the practical implications of theory. * Emphasizes accuracy and efficiency. * Teaches how to "think SQL," not merely the syntax. * Applies to Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, DB2, and SQLite. * Suitable for college-level database courses, SQL certification preparation, and professionals who want to take their database skills to the next level. * Bolstered by downloadable files and online database with practice exercises at http: //edu.konagora.com. * Includes resources for instructors. About the author: Stephane Faroult has been performing database consultancy work for more than a quarter of a century with major French companies; he taught Computer Science undergraduates a long time ago and many professional developers since then. He is the author of two professional books, The Art of SQL and Refactoring SQL Applications (both by O'Reilly). SQL Success is a prequel to those books, giving readers a strong foundation in SQL.
Learn the best way of writing code to run inside a relational database. This book shows how a holistic and set-oriented approach to database programming can far exceed the performance of the row-by-row model that is too often used by developers who haven’t been shown a better way. Two styles of programming are encountered in the database world. Classical programming as taught in many universities leads to an atomic, row-oriented, and procedural style inspired by the structured models of programming. In short, many application developers write in the relational database exactly like in the user interface. The other style of programming is holistic, data set oriented, and coded mainly in SQL. This is the style of the database developer. The set based and holistic style of development is not promoted enough in universities, and many application developers are not fully aware of it. There are many performance issues all over the world in relational databases due to the use of the atomic and inappropriate style of programming. This book compares the two styles, and promotes the holistic style of development as the most suitable one. Examples are given to demonstrate the superiority of a set-based and holistic approach. Compares the two styles of development Shows the performance advantages of set-based development Solves example problems using both approaches Who This Book Is For Two Styles of Database Development is aimed at application developers willing to adapt their programming styles in return for better-performing applications. It’s for students and new developers wanting to position themselves as having database expertise and build a reputation for developing highly-performant database applications.
This cookbook of advanced techniques is for anyone who knows the basics of SQL and wants to move beyond simple SELECT-FROM-WHERE queries. You'll find solutions to problems that analysts, app developers, and database programmers often face, from simple tasks, like picking random rows, to complex operations, like traversing hierarchies. Each recipe includes a discussion of the underlying logic, important concepts, and best practices. Take full advantage of standard (ANSI/ISO) SQL, or use DBMS-specific features that dramatically extend the power of standard SQL. Use the scores of code examples directly in real-world DBMS applications, or as a source of insight for related problems. - Covers Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Access.- Implement cross-platform solutions in standard SQL, or DBMS-specific solutions for your particular system.- Full-color SQL code listings help you see the elements and structure of the language.- Download the sample database and code listings to follow along with the author's examples.- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable. ContentsIntroduction1. Running SQL Programs2. Calculating Running Statistics3. Generating Sequences4. Finding Sequences, Runs, and Regions5. Limiting the Number of Rows Returned6. Assigning Ranks7. Calculating a Trimmed Mean8. Picking Random Rows9. Handling Duplicates10. Creating a Telephone List11. Retrieving Metadata12. Working with Dates13. Calculating a Median14. Finding Extreme Values15. Changing Running Statistics Midstream16. Pivoting Results17. Working with Hierarchies
Design Feature-Rich PL/SQL Applications Deliver dynamic, client/server PL/SQL applications with expert guidance from an Oracle programming professional. With full coverage of the latest features and tools, Oracle Database 11g PL/SQL Programming lays out each topic alongside detailed explanations, cut-and-paste syntax examples, and real-world case studies. Access and modify database information, construct powerful PL/SQL statements, execute effective queries, and deploy bulletproof security. You'll also learn how to implement C, C++, and Java procedures, Web-enable your database, cut development time, and optimize performance. Create, debug, and manage Oracle-driven PL/SQL programs Use PL/SQL structures, delimiters, operators, variables, and statements Identify and eliminate errors using PLSQL_WARNINGS and exception handlers Work with functions, procedures, packages, collections, and triggers Define and deploy varray, nested table, and associative array data types Handle external routines, object types, large objects, and secure files Communicate between parallel sessions using DBMS_ALERT and DBMS_PIPE Call external procedures through Oracle Net Services and PL/SQL wrappers Integrate internal and server-side Java class libraries using Oracle JVM Develop robust Web applications using PL/SQL Gateway and Web Toolkit
The traditional division of labor between the database (which only stores and manages SQL and XML data for fast, easy data search and retrieval) and the application server (which runs application or business logic, and presentation logic) is obsolete. Although the books primary focus is on programming the Oracle Database, the concepts and techniques provided apply to most RDBMS that support Java including Oracle, DB2, Sybase, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. This is the first book to cover new Java, JDBC, SQLJ, JPublisher and Web Services features in Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (the coverage starts with Oracle 9i Release 2). This book is a must-read for database developers audience (DBAs, database applications developers, data architects), Java developers (JDBC, SQLJ, J2EE, and OR Mapping frameworks), and to the emerging Web Services assemblers. Describes pragmatic solutions, advanced database applications, as well as provision of a wealth of code samples. Addresses programming models which run within the database as well as programming models which run in middle-tier or client-tier against the database. Discusses languages for stored procedures: when to use proprietary languages such as PL/SQL and when to use standard languages such as Java; also running non-Java scripting languages in the database. Describes the Java runtime in the Oracle database 10g (i.e., OracleJVM), its architecture, memory management, security management, threading, Java execution, the Native Compiler (i.e., NCOMP), how to make Java known to SQL and PL/SQL, data types mapping, how to call-out to external Web components, EJB components, ERP frameworks, and external databases. Describes JDBC programming and the new Oracle JDBC 10g features, its advanced connection services (pooling, failover, load-balancing, and the fast database event notification mechanism) for clustered databases (RAC) in Grid environments. Describes SQLJ programming and the latest Oracle SQLJ 10g features , contrasting it with JDBC. Describes the latest Database Web services features, Web services concepts and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) for DBA, the database as Web services provider and the database as Web services consumer. Abridged coverage of JPublisher 10g, a versatile complement to JDBC, SQLJ and Database Web Services.
Updated for the latest database management systems -- including MySQL 6.0, Oracle 11g, and Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 -- this introductory guide will get you up and running with SQL quickly. Whether you need to write database applications, perform administrative tasks, or generate reports, Learning SQL, Second Edition, will help you easily master all the SQL fundamentals. Each chapter presents a self-contained lesson on a key SQL concept or technique, with numerous illustrations and annotated examples. Exercises at the end of each chapter let you practice the skills you learn. With this book, you will: Move quickly through SQL basics and learn several advanced features Use SQL data statements to generate, manipulate, and retrieve data Create database objects, such as tables, indexes, and constraints, using SQL schema statements Learn how data sets interact with queries, and understand the importance of subqueries Convert and manipulate data with SQL's built-in functions, and use conditional logic in data statements Knowledge of SQL is a must for interacting with data. With Learning SQL, you'll quickly learn how to put the power and flexibility of this language to work.
Whether you're an application developer, database administrator, web application designer, mobile app developer, or Microsoft Office users, a good working knowledge of SQL is an important part of interacting with databases. And our Beginner's Course to Learning SQL Programming in a weekend offers the straightforward practical answers you need to help you do your job.
Master Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Application Development Develop, debug, and administer robust database programs. Filled with detailed examples and expert strategies from an Oracle ACE, Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Programming explains how to retrieve and process data, write PL/SQL statements, execute effective queries, incorporate PHP and Java, and work with dynamic SQL. Code testing, security, and object-oriented programming techniques are fully covered in this comprehensive Oracle Press guide. Explore new SQL and PL/SQL features in Oracle Database 12c Build control structures, cursors, and loop statements Work with collections, varrays, tables, and associative array collections Locate and repair errors and employ exception handlers Execute black box, white box, and integration tests Configure and manage stored packages and libraries Handle security with authentication and encryption Use LOBs to store text and multimedia content Write and implement PL/SQL and Java triggers Extend functionality using dynamic SQL statements Understand object types, nested tables, and unnesting queries
Presenting the complete, in-depth guide to JDBC (Java Database Connectivity)--the key to creating a new generation of data-rich Java applications, and the new standard that database vendors from Oracle to Sybase are lining up to support. North explains the how-to's of JDBC and covers its relationship with ODBC. The CD contains sample code written to the JDBC and ODBC APIs.
Enter a New World of Database Programming C# and ADO.NET facilitate the development of a new generation of database applications, including remote applications that run on the Web. Mastering C# Database Programming is the resource you need to thrive in this new world. Assuming no prior experience with database programming, this book teaches you every aspect of the craft, from GUI design to server development to middle-tier implementation. If you're familiar with earlier versions of ADO, you'll master the many new features of ADO.NET all the more quickly. You'll also learn the importance of XML within the new .NET paradigm. Coverage includes: Accessing a database using C# and ADO.NET Using SQL to access a database Using Visual Studio .NET to build applications Creating and modifying database tables Understanding ADO.NET classes Designing, building, and deploying Web applications that access a database Designing, building, and deploying effective Web services Using SQL Server's built-in XML capabilities Working with a database in a disconnected manner Using advanced transaction controls Using Transact-SQL to create stored procedures and functions in a SQL Server database
A comprehensive overview of the SQL language, ideally suited for introductory to intermediate level programmers who have some experience with relational database software. The CD-ROM includes a full evaluation version of the SQLbase database, providing the reader with hands-on practice of this important language.