SQL Server Books

Practical Microsoft SQL Server 7.0

Book Review Practical Microsoft SQL Server 7.0by Brad M. McGehee and othersCopyright 1999Que Publishing Find out more about this book, or purchase it, from Amazon.com Unlike the other books that have been reviewed on this web site, this book is not geared toward performance tuning, but instead is a beginner’s guide for the new DBA. […]

Professional SQL Server 7.0 Programming

Book Review Professional SQL Server 7.0 Programmingby Robert VieiraCopyright 1999Wrox Press Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com You may find it strange that I recommend this book for DBAs interested in SQL Server performance tuning. The reason I do is that as a DBA, you should have a good grasp of […]

The Art of SQL

Book Review The Art of SQL By St├ęphane Faroult with Peter Robson. 367 pp. O’Reilly Media, Inc. $44.99. Find out more about this book, or purchase it, from Amazon.com. Some 2,500 years ago, Sun Tzu wrote a book that begins with these words: “The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It […]

Beginning Visual Basic .NET Databases

Book Review Beginning Visual Basic .NET Databasesby Bill Forgey, Denise Gosnell, Matthew ReynoldsCopyright 2001Apress Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com The brave new world of .NET is already upon us, although we yet have to be engulfed by it, at least not yet. If you haven’t made the leap from our […]

Cryptography in the Database

Book Review Cryptography in the Database by Kevin Kenan 2005 Addison-Wesley Find out more about this book, or purchase it, from Amazon.com Every now and then you see a question similar to this: “How can I hide my data from my DBA?” And most often an answer goes something like this: “You cannot stop a […]

Database Administration: The Complete Guide to Practices and Procedures

Book Review Database Administration: The Complete Guide to Practices and Procedures By Craig S. MullinsCopyright 2002Addison Wesley Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com This book is a little different from most of the books I review on this website. It is different because it doesn’t solely focus on SQL Server, but […]

Database Design for Mere Mortals, Second Edition

Book Review Database Design for Mere Mortals, Second Editionby Michael HernandezCopyright 2003Addison-Wesley Publishing Company Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com Whether you are a fairly new DBA, or even a fairly experienced DBA, it is important that you have a good understanding of database design. While you have probably read about […]

Database in Depth: Relational Theory for Practitioners

Book Review Database in Depth: Relational Theory for Practitioners by C. J. Date Copyright 2005 O’Reilly Media, Inc Find out more about this book, or purchase it, from Amazon.com What exactly is first normal form? What’s the connection between relations and predicates? What’s semantic optimization? What’s a join dependency? Why is semidifference important? Why doesn’t […]

Database Performance Tuning Handbook

Book Review Database Performance Tuning Handbookby Jeff DunhamCopyright 1997McGraw Hill Text Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com Unlike the other books I review on this website, this book is a little different. Rather than focusing on SQL Server (although there is a chapter devoted to SQL Server 6.5, the book was […]

Designing Relational Database Systems

Book Review Designing Relational Database Systemsby Rebecca M. RiordanCopyright 1999Microsoft Press Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com This is one of two books I am recommending on database design on my website. The first is Database Design for Mere Mortals, and I recommend it for anyone who has little or no […]
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