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Re: Primary Key Theory Question

From: Eric Kaun <ekaun_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 18:50:07 GMT
Message-ID: <zd_9c.68439$JG6.62235@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com>


"Tom Hester" <$$tom_at_metadata.com> wrote in message news:d79f0$40684bf8$45033832$9710_at_msgid.meganewsservers.com...
>
> "Leandro Guimar„es Faria Corsetti Dutra" <leandro_at_dutra.fastmail.fm> wrote
> in message news:pan.2004.03.28.20.17.52.925616_at_dutra.fastmail.fm...
> > Em Sun, 28 Mar 2004 18:56:03 +0000, Ben escreveu:
> > For doing things properly, I do think Date to be a better source.
> >
> All-Computer-Books.co.uk disagrees with you, specifically recommending
Celko
> over Date. Speaking of Date: "Save your money, download free stuff
> floating around in the net." Then saying: "If you known the basics well
> already, and want to become a power SQL user, then I'd recommend Joe
Celko's
> SQL for Smarties."

The caveat there is "if you know the basics well already." That's seldom true. The order is correct, though: learn relational fundamentals first, then poison yourself with SQL, as you'll have some resistance to its weaker points, and can properly consider how to avoid its pitfalls. Received on Mon Mar 29 2004 - 12:50:07 CST

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