Book Recommendation

This week’s recommended read is: O’Reilly’s SQL cookbook. There’s just something about cookbooks, that cannot be substituted with any other book. Everything you need to shine a new light on your favourite technology – in one place. A must-have book in my opinion.

You know the rudiments of the SQL query language, yet you feel you aren’t taking full advantage of SQL’s expressive power. You’d like to learn how to do more work with SQL inside the database before pushing data across the network to your applications. You’d like to take your SQL skills to the next level. Let’s face it, SQL is a deceptively simple language to learn, and many database developers never go far beyond the simple statement: SELECT columns FROM table WHERE conditions. But there is so much more you can do with the language. In the SQL Cookbook, experienced SQL developer Anthony (…)


This is a new category added to the blog. The intention is to share all the books that will help anyone out there, no matter their current level of understanding of a given topic. All of the books have been hand-picked by blog’s author. Reading a book always helps out, no matter the number of tutorials, post etc. you read on a topic. Due to the vast number of different IT related books out there, we felt the need to create a separate section for tailored recommendations. All links are affiliate links, which help support this blog. Enjoy your new read!

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