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Beginning T-SQL

Third Edition

  • Authors
  • Kathi¬†Kellenberger
  • Scott¬†Shaw

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
    Pages 1-18
  3. Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
    Pages 19-29
  4. Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
    Pages 31-58
  5. Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
    Pages 59-100
  6. Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
    Pages 101-126
  7. Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
    Pages 127-146
  8. Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
    Pages 147-168
  9. Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
    Pages 169-191
  10. Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
    Pages 193-210
  11. Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
    Pages 211-240
  12. Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
    Pages 241-273
  13. Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
    Pages 275-308
  14. Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
    Pages 309-324
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    Pages 325-377
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    Pages 379-401
  17. Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
    Pages 403-431
  18. Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
    Pages 433-447
  19. Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
    Pages 449-452
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 453-461

About this book

Introduction

    Beginning T-SQL is a performance-oriented introduction to the T-SQL language underlying the Microsoft SQL Server database engine. T-SQL is essential in writing SQL statements to get data into and out of a database. T-SQL is the foundation for business logic embedded in the database in the form of stored procedures and functions. Beginning T-SQL starts you on the path to mastering T-SQL, with an emphasis on best-practices and sound coding techniques leading to excellent performance. This new edition is updated to cover the essential features of T-SQL found in SQL Server 2014, 2012, and 2008.

    Beginning T-SQL begins with an introduction to databases, normalization, and to SQL Server Management Studio. Attention is given to Azure SQL Database and how to connect to remote databases in the cloud. Each subsequent chapter teaches an aspect of T-SQL, building on the skills learned in previous chapters. Exercises in most chapters provide an opportunity for the hands-on practice that leads to true learning and distinguishes the competent professional. Important techniques such as windowing functions are covered to help write fast executing queries that solve real business problems.

    A stand-out feature in this book is that most chapters end with a "Thinking About Performance" section. These sections cover aspects of query performance relative to the content just presented. They'll help you avoid beginner mistakes by knowing about and thinking about performance from Day 1.

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

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