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100 hacks in just over 360 pages. Another in O'Reilly's popular 'Hacks' series, this one follows the same familiar format of grouping related hacks into chapters. These include various items for handling text, dates, and numbers, web interaction, performance issues, administration and more.

Although SQL is generally portable (they all follow the standards, right?), the authors take the time to provide examples with specific databases, such as MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and SQL Server, or interfacing with a variety of languages, such as Perl, C#, and PHP, where necessary.

In my case, I am browsing for particular hacks that may be applicable to some projects I'm starting. I found several that will be useful, and I find that the implementation is fairly easy to understand. And as I'm going through, I'm making a mental note of a few others that catch my eye, in case I need them for the future.

Great book - highly recommended for some immediate problem solving and to better understand the language by following the examples.

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