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The following web sites provide additional information about the various platforms covered in this book:


IBM's DB2 database is supported on the Web at DB2 has an active and vibrant user community located on the Web at


The corporate resource for MySQL is, and another good site is A great developer resource with lots of useful tips is See for MySQL-specific information.


The home for this open source database is located at With a great deal of useful information available for download, this site also maintains mailing lists for PostgreSQL users. Another PostgreSQL site worth investigating is, which offers support for commercial customers.


Oracle's cyberspace home is A great resource for hard-core Oracle users is You can also find all Oracle documentation at

SQL Server

The official Microsoft SQL Server web site is Another good resource is found at the home of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) at

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