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Does Head First SQL address complex subjects?

Thomas Hale
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Joined: Apr 05, 2005
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Select for me, the content geared toward beginners, From all the chapters Where you make it easier to understand complex database subjects.

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Lynn Beighley
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Nice question.

I'd say normalization, which goes to 3NF is really deep and really approachable. Joins and subqueries, also not an easy topic are really hammered on. And grants and roles are made very clear. I personally really like how transactions came out.


Lynn Beighley<br />Author, Head First SQL
Thomas Hale
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Joined: Apr 05, 2005
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Originally posted by Lynn Beighley:
Nice question.

I'd say normalization, which goes to 3NF is really deep and really approachable. Joins and subqueries, also not an easy topic are really hammered on. And grants and roles are made very clear. I personally really like how transactions came out.


Transactions!
Joins & Subqueries!
Normalization....

Splendid.

I find myself more often in postitions where I need to be able to explain these things, and also instruct on their use. As a man of modest understanding, I find myself stretching words, or simply unable to explain in understandable ways to non-tech students how these work, as well as their impact on what you may be doing.

Do you use analogies?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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