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Lynn Beighley is a fiction writer stuck in a technical book writer's body. Upon discovering that technical book writing actually paid real money, she learned to accept and enjoy it.
After going back to school to get a Masters in Computer Science, she worked for the acronyms NRL and LANL. Then she discovered Flash, and wrote her first bestseller.
A victim of bad timing, she moved to Silicon Valley just before the great crash. She spent several years working for Yahoo! and writing other books and training courses. Finally giving in to her creative writing bent, she moved to the New York area to get an MFA in Creative Writing.
Her Head First-style thesis was delivered to a packed room of professors and fellow students. It was extremely well received, and she finished her degree, finished Head First SQL, and can't wait to begin her next book.
Lynn loves traveling, cooking, and making up elaborate background stories about complete strangers. She's a little scared of clowns.
|Data and tables : a place for everything||p. 1|
|The SELECT statement : gifted data retrieval||p. 53|
|DELETE and UPDATE : a change will do you good||p. 119|
|Smart table design : why be normal?||p. 159|
|ALTER : rewriting the past||p. 197|
|Advanced SELECT : seeing your data with new eyes||p. 235|
|Multi-table database design : outgrowing your table||p. 281|
|Joins and multi-table operations : can't we all just get along?||p. 343|
|Subqueries : queries within queries||p. 379|
|Outer joins, self joins, and unions : new maneuvers||p. 417|
|Constrains, views, and transactions : too many cooks spoil the database||p. 455|
|Security : protecting your assets||p. 493|
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