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  • Paperback: 848 pages
  • Publisher: Manning Publications; 1 edition (23 Dec. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935182048
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935182047
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 4.4 x 23.5 cm
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About the Author

Paul Nielsen

is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and contributed to Microsoft’s official

SQL Server courses. He’s a database developer and trainer, and previously

wrote SQL Server Bible (Wiley) and lives in Colorado.

Kalen Delaney is a Microsoft MVP who has worked with SQL Server since 1987.

She’s a subject-matter expert on Microsoft's official SQL Server courses and previously

wrote Inside SQL Server (Microsoft Press). She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Adam Machanic lives in Boston, is a regular usergroup speaker and has written

for SQL Server magazines. He’s a Microsoft MVP and Certified IT Professional

and previously wrote Expert SQL Server 2005 Development (APress).

Kimberly L. Tripp is a SQL Server MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director and

has worked with SQL Server since 1990. She lectures for a variety of events including

Microsoft Tech*Ed and is married to co-editor and SQL guru Paul Randal.

Paul Randal and wife Kimberly L. Tripp are two of the most-sought-after SQL

Server speakers in the world. A Microsoft MVP and Regional Director, Paul is also

contributing editor to TechNet Magazine.

Greg Low is one of only three Microsoft MSDN Regional Directors for Australia.

He hosts the SQL Down Under podcast and organizes multiple SQL Code

Camp events.

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Inevitably, the book contains good and bad, relevant and irrelevant stuff. But that will mean different things to different people depending on their backgrounds and different needs. The book is well edited and laid out, many of the disparate pieces are simply "a good (technical) read". I consider the book a welcome alternative to surfing the internet for information to broaden ones horizon and get inspiration. In particular to find out "what are all the other guys doing with SQL, those that specialize in other areas than myself [with a BI angle to my work]". If you ever find yourself confronted with some [to you] awkward and unfamiliar task this book might be a good starting point for identifying your options, because the authors generally write about what is practically important to them, what they know and care about and what is important to them. They do not just write to cover a certain curriculum, including everything that doesn't matter with all that does. In particular I would like to emphasize and recommend the couple of pieces included on XML storage and querying. All too many texts on SQL XML give the impression they are written by someone really only into relational SQL, to whom SQL XML is just a side show. Not so with the SQL XML texts in this book!
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A collection of articles from a large number of experienced SQL Server MVPs. As a result of this it covers a wide range of features for SQL Server, but the quality of the articles varies greatly.
Having said that, you will no doubt find some fascinating nuggets of information within this. One of the biggest surprises I had was what I learnt from a very short article on the 'FROM' clause - something I thought was fairly basic and well understood by myself.
There are five divisions within the book:
Database Design and Architecture
Database Development
Database Administration
Performance Tuning and Optimisation
Business Intelligence
Most articles just provide a taster and further research is then needed to go into details. As an example, I found the articles on partitioning somewhat lacking, but there is enough information to know how to look further.
Some articles also cover interfacing with other languages - C##, VB.Net, LINQ and suchlike, and others aren't technical articles at all - 'What does it mean to be a DBA', for example.
When you receive the book there is an insert at the start that enables you to get a pdf file of this book too, a very nice addition for those with various e-books and electronic media.

Altogether an interesting book and recommended.
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By pnr8uk on 11 Oct. 2011
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What can I say about this book? Err I guess that's what I'm here for so I'd better think of something.

Every day a schoolday? Well this book every day seems like doing a degree all over again every day.

Personally I thought I knew SQL server very well, just shows it's never too late to learn. A brilliantly written book, the subject matters are clear and well covered even the topics which at first appeared of little interest to me took on a whole new feeling and I got something from every chapter.

Worth every penny a must have in the DBA's armoury.
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This book covers a lot of territory. Some of the articles are basic or make good points but talk in general terms when they could give specific examples or practices. Not too surprising with so many authors, topics and views. Overall it still gets 5 stars as it is an essential read for anybody who spends a lot of their time administrating or developing in SQL Server. If it stops people using nolock in queries I will be happy.
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As the title suggests, a few focused subjects investigated in great depth.
Not for beginners.
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