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.
Table of 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.