This exceptional book explains fundamentals in detail, supported by realistic examples, while most other books on the market do not properly cover such basics. If you work with relational databases you need to understand the SQL language. And you will gain full competence to define, access, and manipulate data in an Oracle database, if you do so following this book's guidance.
This book is fully compliant with the latest version of the ANSI SQL standard, and fully updated for the Oracle 10g database. Furthermore, this book is based on a popular Netherlands college textbook (currently in its third edition). And author Lex de Haan is vastly experienced with the Oracle database, and has twenty-five years of teaching experience. de Haan is also a member of the ANSI/ISO SQL standardization national body.
About the Author
Lex de Haan worked for Oracle Corporation fourteen years, including four years as the senior curriculum manager for the education division, among the product development groups. In March, 2004, de Haan decided to "go independent" again, with "hisNatural Join B.V." consultancy. de Haan specializes in education and consulting in the areas of relational data modeling, SQL tuning, physical database design, database administration, and database internals. He presents training seminars on these topics all over the world. Since 1999, de Haan has been a member of the Dutch national body of the ANSI/ISO standardization committee for the SQL Language, working on the SQL:1999 and SQL:2003 standards. de Haan is a founding members of the Oaktable network.