I have long dabbled with light computer programming (Turbo Pascal, VB, C++), but gave that up in college. However, I have found many uses for database development at work, and have what I would call a moderate level of experience with Access. I can deconstruct a written SQL statement and modify it for my needs, but I'd be hard-pressed to write one from scratch. I've lately been encouraged to move some of my database tables to SQL server. And I'd like to learn it. They are going to install SQL Server Management Studio on my machine later this week. I'd like to find a book that goes over SQL database design and management and some SQL programming as well. The "xxx for Dummies" book series is highly popular, but I don't know if it's always the best resource. For you SQL people out there, please point me to a few resources (hopefully in hard copy, that I can purchase and use over time) that would be appropriate for an SQL beginner.