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Beginning SQL Server 2005 for Developers (Expert's Voice)by Robin Dewson
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SQL Server 2005 is the next generation of the SQL Server database. It is the number one relational database for the Windows platform and represents a great leap forward for SQL server developers in terms of programming options, productivity, database management, and analysis. So if you have some basic knowledge of relational databases, and are looking to start a development career using SQL Server, then this book is the ideal first step.
Assuming no prior knowledge of SQL Server, it teaches a database novice the core jobs and roles involved in developing for a SQL Server database for the SQL Server 2000 and 2005. It comes with a free CD containing an evaluation edition of SQL Server 2005 that you can install and then use to work through all of the tutorials, which cover:
- SQL for querying, inserting, updating, and deleting data
- How to build a complete databases, from fundamentals of relational database design, to creating tables, relationships, indexes, and so on
- Coverage of how to back up and restore databases to get you started with basic database administration in SQL Server
- How to program in T-SQL, SQL Server's implementation (and extension) of the SQL programming language
- Effective programming techniques using stored procedures and triggers
This book also provides practical advice, answers typical questions that you'll encounter from managers and DBAs, and offers practical steps to overcome issues with which beginners traditionally struggle. At every stage, it establishes a range of tried-and-tested practices and techniques that mark you out as a competent developer from the very start.
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SQL Server 2005 will increase your programming options, productivity, analysis, and database management. If you have some basic knowledge of relational databases and want to start a career as a developer using SQL Server, then this book is your ideal first step. It explains the core jobs and roles for developing a database in both SQL Server 2000 and 2005.
This book features practical steps to help you overcome issues youre likely to encounter. You?ll learn to use SQL for querying, inserting, updating, and deleting data. You?ll also learn how to back up and restore databases for basic administration in SQL Server. Further, you?ll cover how to build a complete database, from the fundamentals of relational database design to table and index creation.
Additionally, you?ll start to program in T-SQL, SQL Servers implementation (and extension) of the SQL programming language, and you?ll come away with effective programming techniques using stored procedures and triggers.
Table of Contents
Intro and installation.- Managing SQL Server.- Database design and creation.- Security.- Table creation.- Indexes, keys and relationships.- Backup, recovery and maintaining the database.- Querying data.- Insert, update, delete.- Views creation.- T-SQL - The essentials.- Stored procedures.- Triggers.- Advanced TSQL.- Reporting services.
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