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Professional SQL Server 2005 Programming (Programmer to Programmer) [Paperback]

Robert Vieira
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24 Nov 2006 0764584340 978-0764584343 1
Professional SQL Server 2005 Programming shows experienced developers how to master the substantially revamped feature set of the latest release of Microsoft SQL Server. The book begins with a concise overview of the new features of SQL Server that is of interest to experienced developers. This is especially important given the substantial changes to SQL Server with this release. From there, the book quickly moves on to the meat of the title. Beginning–level material has been removed to provide more room for covering new features and more extensive code examples.

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  • Paperback: 912 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (24 Nov 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764584340
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764584343
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 19 x 5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 319,472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Robert Vieira is one of the leading authorities on Microsoft SQL Server and author of the bestselling title from Wrox Press, Professional SQL Server 2000 Programming, with nearly 40,000 copies in print.  Vieira is currently a Software Architect for NetIQ Corporation in Portland, OR, where he performs design work and coaches other developers. He speaks frequently at both public and private conferences nationally, and is perhaps best known for his light–hearted approach to teaching and writing.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of Money 21 Dec 2009
This book is just a general T-SQL book. It's only useful if you know little or nothing about T-SQL. It does not cover any of the features new to SQL Server 2005 such as Common Table Expressions or the Pivot keyword.

If you want a general T-SQL book, this is ok. If you want a 2005 T-SQL book, don't waste you money on this one.

(I personally don't care if the writer has a sense of humour or is into Star Trek, I need concise accurate descriptions of the features that I need to use)
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book and reference guide 30 April 2008
As someone who is working towards my MCDBA I found this book a good reference guide plus full of useful information just when you need it. Robert makes the geeky-fied subject humourous to read in places and talks like its in the real world and not Microsofts one. He has obviously read the 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' and is a Star Wars fan.

Good companion book is the SQL 2005 Administration book,though not by the same author and not so funny
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good choice for newbies or as a reference 10 Jun 2007
By D. Wyatt - Published on Amazon.com
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I would highly recommend this book for both someone new to database development and for those who are migrating from earlier versions of SQL Server.

Maybe I'm just a groupie for this author, since I've purchased this same book for SQL Server 7, 2000, and now 2005, but I continue to find his approach easily readable and full of practical advice that is immediately applicable to projects.

Even as an experienced programmer with SQL Server, I'm glad I bought this book, rather than just a "what's new in 2005 version." After a quick scan of the table of contents, I easily found what was new in 2005 and focused on the parts that were relevant to our applications. It's also a great resource to have on the shelf. It has come in handy when our team runs into not-so-common problems. We've been able to crack it open and find exactly what we need.
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3.0 out of 5 stars What is the "2005" doing in the title? 4 Jan 2007
By Ivan Pepelnjak - Published on Amazon.com
A bit of the background: I bought this book after reading a number of other excellent books covering the same subject matter, but not the features of the SQL Server 2005 release. My (unfounded) expectations were that this book would focus on what's new in 2005 release.

Dead wrong ... some of the exciting new features like XML indices are skipped (or lost in circular cross-references), the features new to SQL server 2005 are not clearly marked, so it's not obvious on what to focus, and the technical material in the book is heavily interspersed with page-long author's deliberations on why he put a certain topic in a certain place (frankly, I don't care about his book structuring decisions as long as the content is there and presented in a useful fashion).

If you're not focused on the SQL Server 2005 release, you might be better off buying more time-tested books from other authors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome title from a surprising source. 16 Oct 2007
By Jesse Lee Curry - Published on Amazon.com
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I've never been a fan of the Wrox product line, but purchased this book on the recommendation of a friend.
I couldn't be happier. The author is one of the most knowledgeable, and he writes in an accessible style.
I've heard some gripes about how he discusses the organization of his book a little too much, but the reasons for these passages are to reinforce the importance of the concepts being covered in relation to other concepts.
I'd recommend this book to beginners who are fast learners, or to old hands that want to pick up a new trick or two.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive SQL Server Programming Guide 6 Aug 2008
By Nathanael - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent follow to his book on Professional SQL Server 2000 Programming. If you're going to be doing a lot of true SQL server programming, there is no better guide out there.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Define 'programming' 10 May 2008
By Dimitri Shvorob - Published on Amazon.com
When working with databases, there's querying, and everything else. A DBA might set up a database; an advanced user might progam stored procedures and triggers, ponder indexing, effectively use cursors, etc. - but if you just want to know how to write a query to accompish a task, this is *not* the right book to help you learn. Check out 'SQL Server 2005 T-SQL Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach' by Sack.
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