Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming

ISBN-10: 0470257016

ISBN-13: 9780470257012

Edition: 2009

Authors: Robert Vieira

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Beginning SQL Server 2008 Programming provides a comprehensive introduction to SQL Server. The book begins with a quick overview of database design basics and the SQL query language, for those programmers who may be building their first Microsoft database application. It also provides an overview of SQL Server itself. The author then proceeds to show how to implement these fundamental concepts with Microsoft SQL Server 2008. The author covers such essential topics as: - Creating and changing tables. - Managing keys. - Database normalization. - Writing scripts. - Working with stored procedures. - Programming with XML. - Using SQL Server Reporting and Integration Services. For the SQL Server 2008 edition, key additions and changes include: DATE, TIME datatypes, and a discussion of the new time related functionality HierarchyID data type, and a discussion of hierarchical data Enhanced coverage of the XML data type MERGE and multiple inserts in one INSERT statement Recursive queries Others to be determined as more complete CTPs become available. In addition, the author will update all examples using Microsoft's current AdventureWorks sample database. The final book is expected to be about 20 to 25ew and revised. Note that this Beginning book is designed to complement the author's Professional SQL Server 2008 Programming.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

RDBMS Basics: What Makes Up a SQL Server Database?
Tools of the Trade
The Foundation Statements of T-
Creating and Altering Tables
Adding More to Our Queries
Being Normal: Normalization and Other Basic Design Issues
SQL Server Storage and Index Structures
Writing Scripts and Batches
Stored Procedures
User-Defined Functions
Transactions and Locks
A Brief XML Primer
Reporting for Duty, Sir! A Look At Reporting Services
Getting Integrated with Integration Services
Playing Administrator
System Functions
Very Simple Connectivity Examples
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