"This is a solid book and I wish there were more like it in the IT world."
—Slashdot (Read More)
"Without a doubt, The Manga Guide to Databases was the most enjoyable tech book I've ever read. . . . I loved this book and highly recommend it if you'd like a beginner's book with a fun overview of databases, served up manga-style."
—Rikki Kite, Linux Pro Magazine (Read More)
"Whether you're new to the whole concept of databases, or a hard-core database geek, you need to have The Manga Guide to Databases. Really, you want this book."
—Josh Berkus, PostgreSQL Core Team (Read More)
"For an American audience, this is certainly off-the-beaten-path approach to technical training. However, its ability to effectively plunge into a topic that can be a morass of arcane theory is undeniable. Over the years, we've learned to expect the unexpected from No Starch Press."
"This book is by far the best book I have read on the subject. I think this book absolutely rocks and recommend it to anyone working with or just interested in databases."
—Geek at Large (Read More)
"From data tables to flow charts, The Manga Guide to Databases is a valuable resource to students who wish to know more about the process of information manipulation and storage."
—Eclectic Homeschool Online (Read More)
"Love, intrigue, and databases—yes!"
—Adobe.shobes (Read More)
"If you're in the market to learn more about databases and you hate normal tech books this is a great pickup."
—The CaffiNation Podcast (Read More)
"If you need to learn about databases and you're tired of the Databases for Dummies-type fare, pick up this guide! If you plan on running your own business and are a manga fanatic, drop everything and pick up this guide!"
—Anime 3000 (Read More)
"The Manga Guide to Databases is not just a lightweight illustrated treatment of RDBMSs. I like that the book covers different data models, and includes a discussion of some relational operations. The explanations of transactions and ACID principles were very concise and clear. This book gets bonus points for having a thorough index and a 'frequently used SQL statements' cheat sheet."
—Bacon and Tech (Read More)
"I tested the book on a genuine teen, my son John. . . When I quizzed him about database design, he really had picked up the essentials. He told me about one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many relationships; the importance of a primary key; and using transactions to avoid corrupting the database."
—AppScout (Read More)
The Manga Guide to Databases "is a light, impressively non-oppressive read, especially considering the technical nature of its subject."
—Ain't It Cool News (Read More)
"A clear and solid foundation for further study."
—Matthew Helmke (dot) Net (Read More)
"SQL is no longer a total mystery to me."
—Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Teen Services (Read More)
"Somehow, it all works together. There's an awful lot of information conveyed as Ruruna and Cain modernize their country."
—Comics Worth Reading (Read More)
"Those who are just getting started with relational database design and data modeling will find this guide to be entertaining and extremely comprehensive."
—Cloud-Based Application Platform and PaaS by LongJump (Read More)
"It’s relatively easy, completely fun, and explains a lot of how each part of a database relates to another. Besides, Tico the fairy is cute, too!"
—Sequential Tart (Read More)