Practical SQL Is An Approachable And Fast Paced Guide To SQL Structured Query Language , The Standard Programming Language For Defining, Organizing, And Exploring Data In Relational Databases The Book Focuses On Using SQL To Find The Story Your Data Tells, With The Popular Open Source Database PostgreSQL And The PgAdmin Interface As Its Primary Tools.You Ll First Cover The Fundamentals Of Databases And The SQL Language, Then Build Skills By Analyzing Data From The U.S Census And Other Federal And State Government Agencies With Exercises And Real World Examples In Each Chapter, This Book Will Teach Even Those Who Have Never Programmed Before All The Tools Necessary To Build Powerful Databases And Access Information Quickly And Efficiently.You Ll Learn How To Create Databases And Related Tables Using Your Own Data Define The Right Data Types For Your Information Aggregate, Sort, And Filter Data To Find Patterns Use Basic Math And Advanced Statistical Functions Identify Errors In Data And Clean Them Up Import And Export Data Using Delimited Text Files Write Queries For Geographic Information Systems GIS Create Advanced Queries And Automate Tasks Learning SQL Doesn T Have To Be Dry And Complicated Practical SQL Delivers Clear Examples With An Easy To Follow Approach To Teach You The Tools You Need To Build And Manage Your Own Databases This Book Uses PostgreSQL, But The SQL Syntax Is Applicable To Many Database Applications, Including Microsoft SQL Server And MySQL.
Anthony DeBarros is an award winning journalist who s combined avid interests in data analysis, coding, software product development, and storytelling for much of his career He s currently a data editor for the Wall Street Journal, focusing on topics including the economy, trade, the U.S Census, and politics He previously held positions with USA TODAY, the Poughkeepsie Journal, and the Document
- 392 pages
- Practical SQL
- Anthony DeBarros
- 03 October 2017 Anthony DeBarros