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Beginning SQL Server 2012 for Developers (Expert's Voice SQL Server) [Kindle Edition]

Robin Dewson
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Book Description

Beginning SQL Server 2012 for Developers is the perfect book for developers new to SQL Server and planning to create and deploy applications against Microsoft’s market-leading database system for the Windows platform. Now in its third edition, the book is enhanced to cover the very latest developments in SQL Server 2012.

Also new in the book is coverage of the no-cost Express Edition. Whether you have no knowledge of databases, or have knowledge of desktop databases such as Microsoft Access, or even come from another brand such as Oracle Database, Beginning SQL Server 2012 for Developers provides the insights to get up and running with SQL Server 2012.

Within the book, there are plenty of examples of tasks that developers routinely perform. You’ll learn to create tables and indexes, and best practices for securing your valuable data. You’ll learn design tradeoffs and find out how to make sound decisions resulting in scalable databases and maintainable code.

Beginning SQL Server 2012 for Developers takes you through the entire database development process, from installing the software to creating a database to writing the code to connect to that database and move data in and out. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to design and create solid and reliable database solutions using SQL Server 2012.

  • Takes you through the entire database application development lifecycle
  • Includes brand new coverage of SQL Server 2012 features
  • Introduces the freely-available Express Edition

What you’ll learn

  • How to install SQL Server 2012

  • How to build a database application from start to finish

  • How to create tables and indices to manage your data

  • How to write stored code to execute directly in the database server

  • How to back up, recover, and otherwise maintain your database

  • How to connect to your database from client languages such as C# and VB .NET

Who this book is for

Beginning SQL Server 2012 for Developers is ideal for developers starting out with SQL Server 2012. There is no prerequisite background in developing database applications. Developers from other platforms and those brand new to database programming alike will find in Beginning SQL Server 2012 for Developers an excellent introduction to using and programming Microsoft’s database platform.

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About the Author

Robin Dewson has been hooked on programming ever since he bought his first computer, a Sinclair ZX80, in 1980. He has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5 and Visual Basic since version 5. Robin is a consultant mainly in the city of London, where he has been for nearly eight years. He also has been developing a rugby-related website as well as maintaining his own site at

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17425 KB
  • Print Length: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 3 edition (21 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00815Q9JM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #362,064 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent beginners book for SQL Server 10 Sept. 2012
By Mackers
Format:Kindle Edition
Was looking for a beginners guide for SQL Server as we have started using this at my work. This book has turned out to be an excellent learning guide taking you step by step through SQL Server & now it is an invaluble reference for my day to day work
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book for SQL Server Developers 3 May 2014
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Great examples throughout, well paced, plenty of coded examples to work through and explanations of all the main concepts along the way
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent intro to SQL Server 6 May 2013
Excellent introduction to SQL Server. Would have given 5 stars but 2nd half of the book being let down by some examples/text not being updated from prior editions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, well written book 6 April 2013
By BBowman - Published on
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One of my college professors went with this book and I am very grateful. This is my second time taking this class and I have a 94% in the class, where I failed the previous class. Since I take classes online and at night (1-day a week) the quality of a book can make all the difference in the world in learning a technology. The author covers all task from both T-SQL commands and doing things with the GUI so one can get a feel for the way he/she wants to do them. The text is very detailed and easy to follow; in addition, this is not very dry at all, which says a lot for a book on an IT related subject. I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to learn SQL or Microsoft SQL server.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great beginning. 30 Nov. 2012
By Len - Published on
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Simple reading with lots of practise. I was able to follow and work through the examples and try solutions at work.
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