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Beginning T-SQL 2008

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Kathi Kellenberger
    Pages 1-35
  3. Kathi Kellenberger
    Pages 37-77
  4. Kathi Kellenberger
    Pages 79-116
  5. Kathi Kellenberger
    Pages 117-150
  6. Kathi Kellenberger
    Pages 151-181
  7. Kathi Kellenberger
    Pages 183-220
  8. Kathi Kellenberger
    Pages 221-267
  9. Kathi Kellenberger
    Pages 269-316
  10. Kathi Kellenberger
    Pages 317-341
  11. Kathi Kellenberger
    Pages 343-373
  12. Kathi Kellenberger
    Pages 375-378
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 379-439

About this book


Even if you have little or no knowledge of T-SQL, Beginning T-SQL 2008 will bring you up to intermediate level and teach you best practices along the way. You'll learn how to write code that will help you to achieve the best-performing applications possible.

You'll find an introduction to databases, normalization, and SQL Server Management Studio. You'll understand how data is stored in a database and learn how to use at least one of the available tools to get to that data.

Each subsequent chapter teaches an aspect of T-SQL, building on the skills learned in previous chapters. Exercises are included in each chapter because the only way to learn T-SQL is to write some code.

This book will do more than just give the syntax and examples. It will teach you techniques to help you avoid common errors and create robust and well-performing code.

  • Imparts best practices for writing T-SQL
  • Helps readers avoid common errors
  • Shows how to write scalable code that yields good performance


Microsoft SQL Server SQL SQL Server 2008 SQL programming T-SQL Transact-SQL database management performance programming

About the authors

strongKathi Kellenberger/strong is a consultant with Linchpin People. She enjoys writing and speaking on SQL Server topics, having written over two dozen articles, contributed to four books, and presented at many SQL Server events. In her spare time, Kathi enjoys spending time with family and friends, singing and cycling.

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