many web developers are now faced with the daunting task

of learning sql and interfacing a web page with a

relational database

yes, you could order some treeware from youronlinebookstoredujour.com,

but while you're waiting for the shipment to arrive,

have a look at these sql and database resources on the web

the comments are mine, as is the rating system:

excellent *****

good ****

fair ***

sites with fewer than three stars are not listed here

;o)


target="_new">Introduction to Structured Query Language

*****

Jim Hoffman

from basic concepts to foreign keys, aggregates,

outer joins, subselects and more, everything you need is here

links to additional web resources are in item 6 of the

target="_new">Common SQL Questions & Advanced Topics section, and also

in the

target="_new">Important Computing & SQL/Database Links section


target="_new">SQL : Tips and Tutorials

****

Database Central

all the major sql tutorial sites are listed in this section,

which is only a small portion of

target="_new">Database Central, a humungous (4000+) collection of

database links and resources


target="_new">Celko

****

Intelligent Enterprise

these are Joe Celko's latest columns;

earlier columns are in the

target="_new">DBMS Magazine archives


target="_new">The Datawarehousing Information Center

****

Larry Greenfield

data warehousing, OLAP, data mining,

database vendors... see the introductory

page called

target="_new">Getting Started with Data Warehousing


target="_new">SQL Interpreter and Tutorial

***

with live practice database

what a great concept for the sql beginner --

as you learn, you can try out

some basic sql sentences right there on the site


target="_new">Database Normalization

*****
by Ian Gilfillan

well-written tutorial on why normalization is important --

good explanation of primary and foreign keys


target="_new">Introduction to Databases for the Web

***

Selena Sol

comprehensive, intro level, programming-oriented

tutorial (although somewhat disorganized, and with

many fifty-cent words which won't mean much if you're not

already familiar with database systems) -- includes chapters

on Perl CGI and JDBC


target="_new">Ask the SQL Server Pro

*****

inquiry.com's DevX

intermediate to advanced level,

with loads of good tips, many of which

can be applied in databases other than sql/server


target="_new">Database Management Systems

****
by Philip Greenspun

this is chapter 12 of an online book --

not exactly intro level,

not really a how-to,

yet it's a delightful read and it

covers database administration concepts

like indexing and backups

(which you'll need if you're building

the database yourself)