Enterprise Javabeans 3.1 6th ed., Andrew Rubinger, O’Reilly, 2010
Programmers of business apps will want to read this.Prerequisite: you need to know java and jdbc well. The last section has several example apps. The author is a lead JBoss developer at RedHat. Legendary O’Reilly quality, 800 pages.
Learning SQL, Alan Beaulieu, O’Reilly, 2009
The Language of SQL, Larry Rockoff, 2011
This is a very gentle introduction for database programmers. It is mostly about retrieval and update, with some discussion of design and normalization. 200 pages.
Oracle Database 11g PL/SQL programming workbook / Michael McLaughlin, McGraw-Hill, 2010
Database programmers will find this useful. 450 pages.
OCA Oracle Database : SQL certified expert exam guide : (exam 1Z0-047) / Steve O’Hearn, McGraw-Hill, 2010
If you are a programmer doing SQL for Oracle, this book will help you get certified. 700 pages.
Murach’s ADO.NET 3.5 : LINQ and the Entity Framework with C# 2008 / Anne Boehm, Murach, c2009.
This is for the programmer who is developing web apps on Microsoft servers. It starts with very simple steps. Large format, 650 pages.
OCA/OCP Oracle Database 11g all-in-one exam guide : exams 1Z0-051, 1Z0-052, and 1Z0-053 / John Watson, McGraw-Hill, 2010
If you want to get certified, this book will help. 1000 pages, hardcover. Includes a CD with the book in electronic format.
Oracle PL/SQL Programming 5th ed / by Steven Feuerstein, O’Reilly, 2009
Here is a wealth of information on SQL programming for Oracle’s database. There is also good coverage of Oracle’s Pascal like PL language. Well written, but an unwieldy 1100 pages.
SQL For MySQL Developers : a comprehensive tutorial and reference / Rick F. van der Lans, Addison-Wesley, 2007
Here is an intro to SQL. Most of this book is not specific to MySQL. 1000 pages.
SQL, the Complete Reference / Paul Weinberg, McGraw-Hill, 2009
Here’s a top reference book for database programmers. 850 pages.