Joe Celko

Joe Celko's SQL Programming Style

Are you an SQL programmer that, like many, came to SQL after learning and writing procedural or object-oriented code? Or have switched jobs to where a different brand of SQL is being used, or maybe even been told to learn SQL yourself? If even one answer is yes, then you need this book. A "Manual of Style" for the SQL programmer, this book is a collection of heuristics and rules, tips, and tricks that will help you improve SQL programming style and proficiency, and for formatting and writing portable, readable, maintainable SQL code. Based on many years of experience consulting in SQL shops, and gathering questions and resolving his students’ SQL style issues, Joe Celko can help you become an even better SQL programmer.

Audience
Managers seeking programming standards in their shops, team leaders seeking programming standards in their projects, SQL programmers attempting to set up programming standards in their own work, and newer SQL programmers who want to build good habits from the start.

Paperback, 272 Pages

Published: April 2005

Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 978-0-12-088797-2

Reviews

  • “Joe Celko, maybe one of the most prominent representatives of the database community these days, has written some of the best books about SQL programming in general. This book, however, is different. “SQL Programming Style” doesn’t teach you how to become a better SQL developer with SQL puzzles and brainteasers. Rather, it shows you “how to work in logical and declarative terms”.” — SQL-Server-Performance.com, August 17, 2006

Contents

  • Chapter 1. Names and Data Elements; Chapter 2. Fonts, Punctuation and Spacing; Chapter 3 Data Declaration Language; Chapter 4 Scales and Measurements; Chapter 5 Data Encoding Schemes; Chapter 6 Coding Choices; Chapter 7 How to Use Views; Chapter 8 How to Write Stored Procedures; Heuristics.

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