• SQL Queries for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulation in SQL (4th Edition)

    The #1 Easy, Common-Sense Guide to SQL Queries—Updated with More Advanced Techniques and Solutions Foreword by Keith W. Hare, Vice Chair, USA SQL Standards Committee SQL Queries for Mere Mortals has earned worldwide praise as the clearest, simplest tutorial on writing effective queries with the latest SQL standards and database applications. Now, author John L. Viescas has updated this hands-on classic with even more advanced and valuable techniques. Step by step, Viescas guides you through creating reliable queries for virtually any current SQL-based database. He demystifies all aspects of SQL query writing, from simple data selection and filtering to joining multiple tables and modifying sets of data. Building on the basics, Viescas shows how to solve challenging real-world problems, including applying multiple complex conditions on one table, performing sophisticated logical evaluations, and using unlinked tables to think “outside the box.” In two brand-new chapters, you learn how to perform complex calculations on groups for sophisticated reporting, and how to partition data into windows for more flexible aggregation. Practice all you want with downloadable sample databases for today’s versions of Microsoft Office Access, Microsoft SQL Server, and the open source ...

    • ASIN: 0134858336

  • Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design (3rd Edition)

      The #1 Easy, Commonsense Guide to Database Design! Michael J. Hernandez’s best-selling Database Design for Mere Mortals® has earned worldwide respect as the clearest, simplest way to learn relational database design. Now, he’s made this hands-on, software-independent tutorial even easier, while ensuring that his design methodology is still relevant to the latest databases, applications, and best practices. Step by step, Database Design for Mere Mortals ® , Third Edition, shows you how to design databases that are soundly structured, reliable, and flexible, even in modern web applications. Hernandez guides you through everything from database planning to defining tables, fields, keys, table relationships, business rules, and views. You’ll learn practical ways to improve data integrity, how to avoid common mistakes, and when to break the rules.   Coverage includes Understanding database types, models, and design terminology Discovering what good database design can do for you—and why bad design can make your life miserable Setting objectives for your database, and transforming those objectives into real designs Analyzing a current database so you can identify ways to improve it Establishing table structures and relationships, assigning primary keys, setting ...

    • ASIN: 0321884493

  • SQL Queries for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulation in SQL (3rd Edition)

    The #1 Easy, Common-Sense Guide to SQL Queries—Updated for Today’s Databases, Standards, and Challenges   SQL Queries for Mere Mortals ® has earned worldwide praise as the clearest, simplest tutorial on writing effective SQL queries. The authors have updated this hands-on classic to reflect new SQL standards and database applications and teach valuable new techniques.   Step by step, John L. Viescas and Michael J. Hernandez guide you through creating reliable queries for virtually any modern SQL-based database. They demystify all aspects of SQL query writing, from simple data selection and filtering to joining multiple tables and modifying sets of data.   Three brand-new chapters teach you how to solve a wide range of challenging SQL problems. You’ll learn how to write queries that apply multiple complex conditions on one table, perform sophisticated logical evaluations, and think “outside the box” using unlinked tables.   Coverage includes -- Getting started: understanding what relational databases are, and ensuring that your database structures are sound -- SQL basics: using SELECT statements, creating expressions, sorting information with ORDER BY, and filtering data using WHERE -- Summarizing and grouping data with GROUP BY and HAVING clauses -- Dr...

    • Brand: Addison-Wesley Professional
    • ASIN: 0321992474
    • UPC: 884781011352

  • The Mere Mortal's Guide to Fine Dining: From Salad Forks to Sommeliers, How to Eat and Drink in Style Without Fear of Faux Pas

    From aperitif to digestif, approach every meal with savvy and grace.We’ve all experienced Fancy-Pants Restaurant Jitters at some point – the fear that you will unknowingly commit some fine-dining crime, whether it’s using the wrong fork, picking an amateur wine, mispronouncing foie gras, or gasping when your fish entrée arrives with its head still attached. Relax. The Mere Mortal’s Guide to Fine Dining is the ultimate antidote to restaurant anxiety. Where does your napkin go when you leave the table? Should you sniff the wine cork? And why, pray tell, are there so many forks? This comprehensive and accessible primer answers these and dozens of other questions and offers the basics on every aspect of fine dining, including:* How to navigate a place setting* Speaking menu-ese and the language of fine food* A refresher on polite and polished table manners* 911 for wine novices* A carnivore’s guide to beef, pork, lamb, and veal* What local, sustainable, and organic really mean* Japanese dining dos and don’ts* Who’s who on a restaurant’s staff* How to be a regular—or get the perks like one* Top restaurants across the country* What the food snobs know (and you should, too)* And much more…With a little help, any Mere Mortal can order wine with confidence, get great,...

    • Brand: Rush, Colleen
    • ASIN: 0767922034

  • The Definitive Guide To Infusionsoft: How Mere Mortals Increase Traffic, Leads, Prospects, Sales, Testimonials, E-Commerce & Referrals With the ... & Marketing Automation Software (Volume 1)

    Updated March 2018, includes a free electronic version of the book as a PDF (a $29 value) and includes an index. The Definitive Guide to Infusionsoft is part user guide, part case studies, part helpful tips from successful end users, Infusionsoft Certified Consultants and Infusionsoft Marketers of the Year. All of the information has been compiled to help the average user get the most out of this powerful sales and marketing automation platform that combines CRM functionality with email marketing, E-Commerce and Affiliate Marketing. Infusionsoft's unique ability to empower you to segment your prospects and clients so you can send timely, relevant sales and marketing messages to them is how they could promise to double your sales. However, that promise was too dramatic so they now tell you to "Automate. Integrate. Celebrate." That really is the key. Like Henry Ford, the local business owner will never be able to truly celebrate and enjoy success until they implement some form of automation. When you follow the Infusionsoft Perfect Customer Lifecycle to you build your Marketing Automation Plan you will soon be enjoying that success. With this book, you'll be automating, integrating and celebrating that much faster. Good selling.

    • Brand: Brand: The Sales Whisperer Press
    • ASIN: 0985831103

  • Microsoft Office Project for Mere Mortals: Solving the Mysteries of Microsoft Office Project

    Microsoft Office Project for Mere Mortals® strips away the mysteries of Microsoft Office Project, giving you practical skills, methodologies, and best practices for building schedules and budgets that work.   Using the clear, concise, and friendly style that’s a hallmark of the For Mere Mortals ® series, Jansen provides step-by-step instructions for every feature you really need to master, whether you’re using Project 2007, 2003, or 2002. You’ll learn why Project works as it does, so you can make the best possible decisions about how to use it. Realistic exercises offer extensive hands-on practice, and a start-to-finish case study covers the entire project lifecycle. Jansen shows you how to: • Scope projects using work breakdown structures and task outlines • Define projects rapidly with Microsoft Project templates • Work with milestones, deadline dates, and task information • Manage resource sharing across multiple projects • Calculate accurate budgets • Avoid common scheduling errors and oversights • Tighten critical paths to reduce work overload and resource overallocation • Use baselining to track variances, adjust projects “on-the-fly,” and become a more effective scheduler • Uncover potential problems, identify alternatives, and avoid cri...

    • ASIN: 0321423429
    • UPC: 785342423426

  • I'm Not Lance! A Cancer Experience and Survival Guide for Mere Mortals

    I'm Not Lance! is about what happens when regular people and their families find themselves in the very irregular situation that is cancer. Alcott takes you on a physical, practical, psychological, and sociological tour of the challenges faced by cancer patients. It's an experience and survival guide for ordinary people.

    • ASIN: B0036FUSLM

  • Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office for Mere Mortals: A VBA Developer's Guide to Managed Code in Microsoft Office

    VSTO for Mere Mortals™ is for VBA developers who are interested in migrating their skills to the next generation of Office development. Readers will benefit from a straightforward, practical introduction to writing managed code applications for Word 2003, Excel 2003, and Outlook 2003. Readers will also learn how to create add-ins for the most popular applications for Office 2003 and the 2007 Microsoft Office system using VSTO 2005 SE. The expert authors provide a wealth of code samples that show off popular features of VSTO, such as smart tags and the actions pane. Sample code also shows you how to customize the new UI features of the 2007 Microsoft Office system, including the ribbon, custom task pane, and Outlook forms region.   VBA developers will walk away with A greater understanding of managed code and the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) Multiple demonstrations on how to create document-level customizations for Word 2003 and Excel 2003, using view controls, data binding, and the actions pane A comprehensive overview of add-in development for Outlook 2003 Useful information on securing and deploying solutions created with VSTO and VSTO 2005 SE A thorough explanation on how to migrate VBA solutions to Visual Basic 2005 and VS...

    • ASIN: B004Z68AW0

  • SQL Queries for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulation in SQL (2nd Edition)

    Unless you are working at a very advanced level, this is the only SQL book you will ever need. The authors have taken the mystery out of complex queries and explained principles and techniques with such clarity that a "Mere Mortal" will indeed be empowered to perform the superhuman. Do not walk past this book! --Graham Mandeno, Database Consultant SQL Queries for Mere Mortals provides a step-by-step, easy-to-read introduction to writing SQL queries. It includes hundreds of examples with detailed explanations. This book provides the tools you need to understand, modify, and create SQL queries --Keith W. Hare, Convenor, ISO/IEC JTC1 SC32 WG3--the International SQL Standards Committee I learned SQL primarily from the first edition of this book, and I am pleased to see a second edition of this book so that others can continue to benefit from its organized presentation of the language. Starting from how to design your tables so that SQL can be effective (a common problem for database beginners), and then continuing through the various aspects of SQL construction and capabilities, the reader can become a moderate expert upon completing the book and its samples. Learning how to convert a question in English into a meaningful SQL statement will greatly facilitate your mastery of the...

    • ASIN: 0321444434
    • UPC: 785342444438

  • Basic Windows 10 Security: How to have the most Windows 10 security with the least effort (v2) (Computer Security for Mere Mortals Book 3)

    Shows home users and home and small business owners how to get the most Windows 10 security with the least amount of effort. Eight measures to implement, fifteen mistakes to avoid. Version 2 corrected some grammar errors in earlier version.

    • ASIN: B073Z4SZW1

  • Project Management for Mere Mortals

    Praise for Project Management for Mere Mortals® “Project Management for Mere Mortals is a must read for all project managers with responsibilities for large or small projects, regardless of industry or product. Baca has cleverly taken the (sometimes) difficult lexicon of project management and distilled it into easy-to-read, understandable concepts. Her case study examples lead Project Managers from Project Initiation through Project Close–and those between–with ease. In today’s growing discipline of Project Management, we must understand the potential hurdles and where to capitalize on prior knowledge. Baca is a Project Management guru. No person involved with the execution of projects should be without this book…ever.” –Lisa Marie Jacobsen, CAPM, Project Manager, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania   “Project Management for Mere Mortals is an excellent book for the beginning as well as the experienced project manager. At the elementary level, the concepts are clearly explained, and at the advanced level, hints and tips are explained that give new insight to the concepts. I especially liked the case studies that applied each chapter’s lessons.” –Kaaren A. Walsh, PMP   “This book is an excellent learning tool for beginning Project Managers and a terrific r...

    • ASIN: 0321423453
    • UPC: 785342423457

  • How to Your Solve Problems Without a Superhero: A DIY Guide for the Mere Mortal

    How to Solve Your Problems Without a Superhero helps you understand what you need to do to get on top of problems whether they be in your workplace or personal life, your community group or club. Using these tool will get you up and running, annihilate the root causes of many common challenges and prepare you for those that come along the way.As you read, you'll be taken into scenarios where our two heroes of the story reveal their default methods for dealing with the problems they face. Reading much like a self help tool, rather than a dry manual or workbook, you will come away feeling empowered and ready to tackle those issues which have been nagging you for so long.If you attack the core of a problem rather than take a reactionary approach to problem solving, you have a much better chance of finding the right outcome. As Andrew says, it's time for mere Mortals to take control of their own situations and find the Superhero inside!

    • ASIN: B01N8P7I59

  • Wine for mere mortals

    Get the guts to finally explore the wine section! “Wine for mere mortals” the only guide you need to understand and drink wine in one day!So many people would love to start drinking and understanding wine, but feel intimidated by those long, store aisles with hundreds of bottles and confusing labels like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Maybe you’ve taken a sip or two of wine at a dinner and wanted to scrap your tongue with sandpaper, wondering what all the fuss is about! Whether you just want to be able to buy a bottle for a meal with friends at home or be able to add your two cents to a conversation on wine without sounding awkward, this book will get you moving in the right direction. This step-by-step beginner’s guide explores •What kind of wine you would date, if that wine was person. •Which wines to start drinking and in what order, so that your tongue happily grows to love wine from the sweeter ones, to the more serious ones. •How to read and understand those damn wine labels.•Budgeting before your buy your first bottle of wine.•How to store wine for a rainy day.•Wine etiquette: serving wine in the right glass and holding wine glasses the right way.•How to swirl, smell and taste wine like an expert. Nikkye Paige has poured five years’ worth of wine l...

    • ASIN: B01N9NGR28

  • SQL: Programming Basics for Absolute Beginners (Step-By-Step SQL) (Volume 1)

    ★★ Get the Kindle version FREE when purchasing the Paperback! ★★SQL Made Easy – a Step by Step GuideAre you curious to learn SQL? Does the thought of SQL rattle your brain? Do you need to learn how to use SQL in order to properly manage a database? Let this book settle your nerves and successfully guide you through the basics of learning SQL.This book serves to be used not only as a beginner’s guide, but also as a cheat sheet. Finding a command, keyword, or function is simple in this clearly laid-out book. Functions and various commands are outlined in an easy to read format for quick referencing. Along with each stetement is an example in order to easily understand how to implement it.Take time to successfully learn SQL today! Learn SQL the right way with a guidebook that will help you understand what each and every symbol and text mean. With a complicated subject, this book will offer a simple solution!What You Will Learn InsideThe basic workings of SQL.Detailed keywords, statements, commands and functions, and how to put them to use in specific or altered ways.How to use each formula in a real life situation.Terminology, syntax and expressions.Data types used by each of the four main databases.And much, much more.Get Your Copy Today!

    • ASIN: 1540323447

  • How To Solve your Problems Without A Superhero: A DIY Guide For The Mere Mortal

    How to Solve Your Problems Without a Superhero helps you understand what you need to do to get on top of problems, whether they be in your workplace or personal life, your community group or club. Using these tools will get you up and running, annihilate the root causes of many common challenges and prepare you for those that come along the way. As you read, you’ll be taken into scenarios where our two heroes of the story reveal their default methods for dealing with the problems they face. Reading much like a self help tool, rather than a dry manual or workbook, you will come away feeling empowered and ready to tackle those issues which have been nagging you for so long. If you attack the core of a problem rather than take a reactionary approach to problem solving, you have a much better chance of finding the right outcome. As Andrew says, it’s time for mere Mortals to take control of their own situations and find the Superhero inside!

    • ASIN: 0994189907