Learning isn't something that just happens to you. It's something you do. You can't learn without pumping some neurons. Learning means building more mental pathways, bridging connections between new and pre-existing knowledge, recognizing patterns, and turning facts and information into knowledge and ultimately, wisdom. Based on the latest research in cognitive science, neurobiology, and educational psychology, Head First books get your brain into learning mode.
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Learning isn't something that just happens to you. It's something you do. You can't learn without pumping some neurons. Learning means building more mental pathways, bridging connections between new and pre-existing knowledge, recognizing patterns, and turning facts and information into knowledge and ultimately, wisdom.
Based on the latest research in cognitive science, neurobiology, and educational psychology, Head First books get your brain into learning mode. We tell stories using casual language, instead of lecturing. We don't take ourselves too seriously. Which would you pay more attention to: a stimulating dinner party companion, or a lecture? We make it visual. Images are far more memorable than words alone, and make learning much more effective.
They also make things more fun. We use attention-grabbing tactics. Learning a new, tough, technical topic doesn't have to be boring. The graphics are often surprising, oversized, humorous, sarcastic, or edgy. The page layout is dynamic: no two pages are the same, and each one has a mix of text and images. If you really want to learn, and you want to learn more quickly and more deeply, pay attention to how you pay attention.
Think about how you think. The trick is to get your brain to see the new material you're learning as Really Important. Crucial to your well-being. Otherwise, you're in for a constant battle, with your brain doing its best to keep the new content from sticking.
We use pictures, because your brain is tuned for visuals, not text. As far as your brain's concerned, a picture really is worth a thousand words. And when text and pictures work together, we embedded the text in the pictures because your brain works more effectively when the text is within the thing the text refers to, as opposed to in a caption or buried in the text somewhere. We use redundancy, saying the same thing in different ways and with different media types, and multiple senses, to increase the chance that the content gets coded into more than one area of your brain.
We use concepts and pictures in unexpected ways because your brain is tuned for novelty, and we use pictures and ideas with at least some emotional content, because your brain is more likely to remember when you feel something. We use a personalized, conversational style, because your brain is tuned to pay more attention when it believes you're in a conversation than if it thinks you're passively listening to a presentation. We include many activities, because your brain is tuned to learn and remember more when you do things than when you read about things.
And we make the exercises challenging-yet-do-able, because that's what most people prefer. We use multiple learning styles, because you might prefer step-by-step procedures, while someone else wants to understand the big picture first, and someone else just wants to see an example. But regardless of your own learning preference, everyone benefits from seeing the same content represented in multiple ways. We include content for both sides of your brain, because the more of your brain you engage, the more likely you are to learn and remember, and the longer you can stay focused.
Since working one side of the brain often means giving the other side a chance to rest, you can be more productive at learning for a longer period of time. We include challenges by asking questions that don't always have a straight answer, because your brain is tuned to learn and remember when it has to work at something. Finally, we use people in our stories, examples, and pictures, because, well, you're a person. Your brain pays more attention to people than to things.
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But now you want more, you want to really dig into those databases and work with your data. Is your data dragging you down? Are your tables all tangled up? Well we've got the tools to teach you just how to wrangle your databases into submission.
Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory SQL learning experience, "Head First SQL" has a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. We all know "Data is Power" - but we'll show you how to have "Power over your Data". Expect to have fun, expect to learn, and expect to be querying, normalizing, and joining your data like a pro by the time you're finished reading!
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Here's what we do: We use pictures, because your brain is tuned for visuals, not text. About the Author Lynn Beighley is a freelance web programmer and designer who began working on her Masters in Computer Science while working at the Naval Research Laboratory.
On the side, she created and ran a number of web sites for fun, which led to her to open a company and write a series of Flash, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop books and training CDs. While at Yahoo! Customers who bought this item also bought. Head First Statistics. No customer reviews. How does Amazon calculate star ratings? The machine learned model takes into account factors including: the age of a review, helpfulness votes by customers and whether the reviews are from verified purchases.
Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. It's engaging, interactive and a fun way to learn SQL. It's not like a typical SQL text book full of dry and dull reading. It's lean with lots of white space and doesn't overload a new learner. It feels more like an activities workbook. I wouldn't suggest it for someone who's already completely comfortable with SQL.
When I started learning SQL, I started with much more technically complex books and if I could have a do-over, I would have definitely started with this one, it would have helped make the rest of it much easier to understand. One of the things I like is how each chapter builds on the last, and it flows together really well. This one actually starts right in with creating a table, which makes sense It's perfect for a beginner or someone with minimal experience. If I buy a book, I think I have a reasonable expectation that reasonably completed code samples should be available for download.
On page xxxiii it says "we've placed many of the commands online" but when you go to the link, they are incomplete. And not just incomplete, but there does not appear to be a single example of a multi-table database on there. There is a chapter discussing multi-table relationships, but the sample code appears to be nonexistent. I thought maybe it would be earlier in the book, but it's not.
I really like the Head First books for programming, they're great for picking up new things and helping me stay on track with my terrible inability to remain focused. The one thing that I feel is lacking with these books is they really don't go into HOW to get started.
In the back of this book it will show you where to get the workbench program, but it won't tell you how to set it all up once it's complete. I realize this is probably straight-forward for most. But my workbench will not connect. Luckily I know PHP and can connect to phpmyadmin if I really wanted, but I'd really like to be able to do this with workbench and the terminal. My biggest complaint is in this book there is a part that they have in the questions area that states you cannot add a forgotten column, this simply isn't true, and they do get to this later on in the book, but don't even hint towards the fact that this is possible.
The way they word it makes it seem like that isn't even a possibility. However, it certainly didn't disappoint. I like this book. I like it quite a lot. For someone who enjoys increasing my IT skills and learning more material to become more tech-savvy. This book certainly does a good job framing a good reference for the beginners who wish to learn SQL and databases. To start, the book is averagely long, a standard hefty textbook size, filled with references, exercises and graphics of "tips" to make sure your brain really "gets it".
Head First SQL
More titles may be available to you. Sign in to see the full collection. Is your data dragging you down? Are your tables all tangled up? Well we've got the tools to teach you just how to wrangle your databases into submission. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory SQL learning experience, Head First SQL has a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Maybe you've written some simple SQL queries to interact with databases.
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