TSQL fundamentals vs TSQL Queryingv

  • I’m trying to buy a book for reference and learn SQL. I have Java background and a lot of people recommend either of those books by Ben Gan.

    What is the difference between those books and which one is suitable for someone new to SQL?

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    • This topic was modified 1 month ago by  bakelmion.
  • There is actually quite a bit of overlap between those two books. However, the Fundamentals book goes much slower in explaining SQL concepts as well as T-SQL specifically. Where as the other book goes through the basics much faster, so it covers a wider degree of material. If you've never really done SQL at all before, the Fundamentals book is better. If you're expanding your T-SQL skills or moving from another SQL language, the Querying book is better. I hope that helps. Itzik's work is amazing.

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