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Welcome Lynn Beighley

Jeanne Boyarsky
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This week, we're delighted to have Lynn Beighley helping to answer questions about the new book Head First SQL.

The promotion starts Tuesday, October 16th 2007 and will end on Friday, October 19th 2007.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, O'Reilly.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing.

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Jeanne Boyarsky
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I also want to mention that there were two threads about this book in the Bunkhouse. It almost advertises itself:

thread started in June and thread started in August
Katrina Owen

Joined: Nov 03, 2006
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Lots of great book promotions, around these parts these days!
I'm looking forward to the discussions, and to learning more about your book, Lynn Beighley.

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Joe Harry
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Hi Lynn Beighley,

I already have a copy of your book and it's really fun reading it. I'm loving it. I've read many books on SQL but I just forget it after 3 weeks or so of reading it. But your book helps me keeping everything in mind and in particular I should praise the Head First style.

Thanks once again! Welcome to Javaranch.

Have a great time here.

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David O'Meara

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Welcome Lynn, also
Kiran Tarte

Joined: Jun 25, 2007
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Welcome Lynn Beighley,
We are very excited about it.
akshay gehi

Joined: Jul 19, 2007
Posts: 5
Hi Lynn,

A couple of questions.. I have been working with JDBC for a couple of years now.. I know how to Insert, Update, Delete and Call Stored Procedures using SQL (using Statement, PreparedStatement, CallableStatement), will the book still benifit me.

Is it available in India off the shelf yet?

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Darya Akbari
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Welcome to the Ranch Lynn,

I got your book in Germany. I haven't read it but run over the pages of it. It looks very well balanced between content and style.

Another thing is, that you earned the respect by Dan Tow, which impressed me most.

Good Luck with your book.
[ October 16, 2007: Message edited by: Darya Akbari ]

Lynn Beighley
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Joined: Sep 12, 2007
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Hi everyone,
I'm delighted to be here. All this interest and enthusiasm is infectious! I'm sitting here with a big grin on my face (while at the same time being almost overwhelmed with the amount of interest, WOW!).

Ashkay, check out Jeanne Boyarsky's post above, those threads talk a bit about the availability in India, I believe. I'm not certain the book would help you if you're already comfortable with most SQL concepts.


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Please ask questions in a new thread. This thread is just for welcoming Lynn. Posts in this thread a are not entered to win a copy of the book.
Jenson Chew
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Joined: May 27, 2007
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Hi Lynn,

Welcome to JavaRanch and thanks for helping to clear our doubts here =)

Have been looking out for a good and simple SQL book to recap what I've learned before =)


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Welcome to JavaRanch, Lynn Beighley

Thank you for your contribution.

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