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Emily V
Emily V
8,553 Points

Finished SQL courses and loved it. Any book/resource recommendations?

I really enjoyed the SQL course on TTH. Any recommendations on books or online resources to help me learn past the basics?


Dave StSomeWhere
Dave StSomeWhere
19,870 Points

Hi Emily, Stack Overflow is a good resource. Here's a link the unanswered questions tagged with mysql - https://stackoverflow.com/unanswered/tagged/mysql. Start watching the discussion on questions that interest you. Similar to enjoying the TTH community.

You'll see good answers (and bad) some with good links to additional resources. You should even try to solve some questions which will help you develop your searching and manual reading skills tuned up.

I remember liking Joe Celko's SQL books but I just checked Amazon and boy those Kindle versions are expensive.

Also you can install a local database and go through the documentation. Microsoft for example has/had SQL Express for free, with sample databases and documentation called Books Online. Quite a few books just (poorly) paraphrase the documentation.

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