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The Expat Guide to Living and Working in Australia
The Expat Guide to Living and Working in Australia

3.0 out of 5 stars Good content... high price, 14 Mar. 2012
the content of the book is good, although i was through it in 30 mins. not sure it justifies the £5 price tag. i would have give it a better rating if it was in the 99p category.


SQL Antipatterns: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Database Programming (Pragmatic Programmers)
SQL Antipatterns: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Database Programming (Pragmatic Programmers)
by Bill Karwin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £23.50

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read, 10 April 2011
As other reviews on here have said... if you have a few years of DBA/Dev experience then you really shouldn't be getting caught out by these anti-patterns. Having said that, I did enjoy reading it. Also, if you are spotting the mistakes in the patterns early on then it's a good confirmation that you know what you are doing!
I gave it 4 stars because I enjoyed the read, I would have given it 5 if I had learned more new stuff. If you are new to DBA/Dev then it would probably be a 5 star book for you.


Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting
Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting
by Christian Bolton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £39.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for SQL Server professionals, 8 Feb. 2010
The guys on this book really do know their stuff and they have managed to make the book interesting, engaging and above all... really useful! The detail in here is obviously from real-world experience and not a mash up of SQL Books Online and TechNet articles.

If you are a SQL Server administrator I would highly recommend that you buy this book, I can guarantee that you will learn something new!


CLR Via C#: Applied .NET Framework 2.0 Programming
CLR Via C#: Applied .NET Framework 2.0 Programming
by Jeffrey Richter
Edition: Paperback

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you develop in C#, you should own this book!, 19 Mar. 2007
Dont buy this book if you want an introduction to C#, but if you are a expereinced C# developer that wants indepth CLR/C# information explained in a clear and concise manner then Jeff Richter does a great job in clearly articulating his suject matter.

This is one of the best books I have seen on C# for a long time.


Inside Microsoft® SQL Server(TM) 2005: T-SQL Querying (Solid Quality Learning)
Inside Microsoft® SQL Server(TM) 2005: T-SQL Querying (Solid Quality Learning)
by Dejan Sarka
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to fully understand the query engine in SQL2005, this is the book for you!, 5 May 2006
I always wait for the "Inside" series of books, and this time I was once again delighted with the result!

This book explains with in-depth detail how the to optimise your T-SQL code and how the SQL Engine interprets your queries helping you to understand how to get the best out of the Microsoft platform. This book should be on every SQL Server DBA/Developers book shelf!


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