SQL with a Smile

Learn SQL wthout the headache!

 Need to learn SQL, but don't know where to begin? Tired of dry-as-dust textbooks that never explain why things work that way? Got you covered!

A new approach

SQL with a Smile is a new approach to learning a computer language - with jokes, puns, and plenty of visual aids. Follow along by running the dozens of sample queries included, and learn not only how SQL works - but why things work the way they do.

Written by someone who's been there

I learned SQL on the job, not in college, and it was difficult to find a guide that was relevant to the real world. After using SQL for years and large Seattle-based software companies, I decided to write the book I wished I'd had when I was first learning: a friendly, approachable book that explaine how things work, not just what you're supposed to type. 

That's SQL with a Smile!

Available in print, ebook, and audio format

You can get SQL with a Smile on your e-reader, in your ears (as read by the author herself), or on good old dead trees. However you like to learn, we've got you covered.

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Book 2 - Coming soon

SQL with a Smile 2 is in the works!

Learn everything you need to land a job as a SQL developer. This book focuses on the advanced concepts you'll be quizzed on during a developer interview at a software company. 

Book 2 covers schemas, database normalization, primary and foreign keys, date calculations, how to design and enter data into a table, CASE and IF statements, and the HAVING clause.

Most importantly, this book includes an entire chapter on what to expect during a tech interview, written by someone who has been on both sides of the interview process. Sample real-life interview questions are also included. 

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