I have been working with relational databases for over 2 decades. ;-)
That is one reason I went with the book I bought. I just have no experience with Microsoft SQL or any version of SQL. The HTML Goodies stuff looks really good and I will look it over. My first exposure to relational databases was James Wetherbe's book "Systems Analysis and Design: Traditional, Structured, and Advanceed Concepts and Techniques- 2nd Editon" in a systems analysis course at the library school at Drexel university in 1984.
Keep the suggestions coming, please.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of arianna
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For years I have always found the HTML Goodies people to be great for quick and accessible reference, and I think they are good for getting people started in "plain English" (they are probably very similar to the Dummies books).
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