SQL Server 2012 introduces a number of new T-SQL programming features. All the new features are presented in this book with examples. Also traditional SQL programming presented with practical examples such as SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE & MERGE just to mention a few SQL commands. SQL (Structured Query Language) programming teach-by-practical-diagrams-&-examples book for developers, programmers, systems analysts and project managers who are new to relational database and client/server technologies. Also for database developers, database designers and database administrators (DBA), who know some SQL programming and database design, and who wish to refresh & expand their RDBMS development technology horizons. Familiarity with at least one computer programming language, Windows file system & Excel is assumed. Since the book is career advancement oriented, it has a great number of practical SQL queries (over 1,100 SELECT queries) and T-SQL scripts, plenty to learn indeed. The queries are based on historic and current SQL Server sample databases: pubs (PRIMARY KEYs 9, FOREIGN KEYs 10) , Northwind (PRIMARY KEYs 13, FOREIGN KEYs 13) and the latest AdventureWorks series. Among them: AdventureWorks, AdventureWorks2008, AdventureWorks2012 (PRIMARY KEYs 71, FOREIGN KEYs 90), & AdventureWorksDW2012 (PRIMARY KEYs 27, FOREIGN KEYs 44). The last one is a data warehouse database. The book teaches through vivid T-SQL queries how to think in terms of sets at a very high level, focusing on set-based operations instead of loops like in procedural programming languages. The best way to master T-SQL programming is to type the query in your own SQL Server Management Studio Query Editor, test it, examine it, change it and study it. Wouldn't it be easier just to copy & paste it? It would, but the learning value would diminish rapidly. You need to feel the SQL language in your DNA. SQL queries must "pour" out from your fingers into the keyboard. Why is knowing SQL queries by heart so important? After all everything can be found on the web so why not just copy & paste? Well not exactly. If you want to be an database development expert, it has to be in your head not on the web. Second, when your supervisor is looking over your shoulder, "Charlie, can you tell me what is the total revenue for March?", you have to be able to type the query without documentation or SQL forum search and provide the results to your superior promptly. The book was designed to be readable in any environment, even on the beach laptop around or no laptop in sight at all. All queries are followed by results row count and /or full/partial results listing in tabular (grid) format. Screenshots are used when dealing with GUI tools such as SQL Server Management Studio. SQL Server 2012 installation, new programming functions, data export and data import presented step by step. Mastery of SQL programming book likely to be sufficient for career advancement as a database developer.
PHP Data Objects Quick Start is a short guide to common Structured Query Language (SQL) operations such as create, read, update and delete (CRUD) that you would perform while working with the PHP Data Objects (PDO) extension.
Us as in Cheap Skates. MySQL = Free. GoDaddy and what not.
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posted: Jan. 7, 2014 @ 11:43a
knowit2 said: How much good is this book if you don't have a SQL Server platform? I would guess 90% plus of us are using MySQL. I guess for general SQL reference it could be helpful.
However Green for Free! The express version is free.
posted: Jan. 7, 2014 @ 2:25p
posted: Jan. 7, 2014 @ 3:21p
TY OP! SQL 2014 should be right around the corner as well. We are quite a big shop on SQL Server, I am a DBA, I need these tips almost daily. I do not have a kindle, I guess I need to download the kindle app for me to refer to this book. Thanks!
posted: Jan. 7, 2014 @ 7:23p
posted: Jan. 7, 2014 @ 10:12p
TY OP. Good reads.
posted: Jan. 7, 2014 @ 11:29p
Thanks! The price is certainly right.
posted: Jan. 8, 2014 @ 2:16p
MySQL is dead. I personally reject MySQL developers because they just are not cut out to be SQL Server developers and administrators bc they do not understand the basic of database system in general.
posted: Jan. 9, 2014 @ 6:22p
Formerly a Stiff, Still a Stiff, but Formerly too
posted: Jan. 10, 2014 @ 8:31p
Not that its a bad thing, but tired of reading all the public domain 1700's and 1800's books.... good to see something published recently and worthwhile / work related (and even potentially profitable) to read in my spare time.
posted: Jan. 21, 2014 @ 2:15p
Main deal in OP dead, but others are still live.
posted: Jan. 21, 2014 @ 2:22p
PHP dead too
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posted: Jan. 21, 2014 @ 3:05p
posted: Jan. 21, 2014 @ 3:15p
bummer, sorry I missed this post - wife could have used the SQL server books.
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