Synopses & Reviews
Beginning SQL Server 2008 Express for Developers: From Novice to Professional takes a developer, and even a database administrator, from knowing nothing about SQL Server 2008 Express Edition to being ready to design and build a fully functioning system that is secure, reliable, maintainable, and robust. The Express Edition of SQL Server is a free resource commonly used by students, developers of small systems, and those transferring skills from other databases. This book focuses on the features within the Express Edition and therefore will not confuse readers with coverage of features found only in the Development Edition. By the end of the book, readers will be ready to move on to Accelerated SQL Server 2008 as well as other books within the Apress SQL Server lineup such as Pro SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.Covers using the free Express Edition of SQL Server Describes creating a database from scratch and builds on this Provides an understanding of SQL Server Express 2008, allowing you to build future solutions for you and your business What you?ll learn Learn what features exist within SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and how to install and upgrade the product and set up security. Design and create a database. Build database objects, such as tables and stored procedures, graphically as well as programmatically. Work with data?inserting, updating, deleting, and retrieving?using simple and complex queries, programs, and data views. Generate reports from data. Implement a solid database maintenance strategy that includes backing up and restoring your data when necessary. Take advantage of advanced Transact?SQL techniques to get the most out of your data. Ensure good performance by building the right indexes, defining the right relationships between tables, and joining tables in the most optimal manner. Who this book is for
Anyone interested in working with SQL Server as a database, and particularly those who wish for a no-cost database platform that plays well in the .NET environment. Ideal for those starting out in IT or who have to prior database experience.
Express Edition is a free version of SQL Server 2008 that is an excellent choice for those with modest database needs. Robin Dewsona (TM)s book on the 2005 editiona according to current sales velocitiesa is one of the top three best-selling titles on Express Edition. Apress is releasing the 2008 edition of Dewsona (TM)s book very early in the SQL Server 2008 life-cycle, from where it should go on to capture significant market-share.
Author and developer Dewson shows readers the way from beginner to SQL Server 2008 professional, teaching them how to install SQL Server 2008 and navigate around Management Studio before getting right to the heart of mastering fundamental SQL Server 2008 tasks.