SQL Server Books

The Practical SQL Handbook

Book Review The Practical SQL Handbookby Judith S. Bowman, Sandra L. Emerson, Marcy DarnovskyCopyright 2001Addison Wesley Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com If you are like most visitors to this website, you have a strong interest in SQL Server, and most likely, Transact-SQL. As you probably know, Transact-SQL is a superset […]

Practical SQL: The Sequel

Book Review Practical SQL: The Sequelby Judith S. BowmanCopyright 2001Addison Wesley Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com This book is really interesting, and a bit different from most of the SQL language “how-to” books that I have read in the past. In fact, the book is somewhat hard to describe. Essentially, […]

Real Visual Basic: A Practical Approach to Enterprise Development in the Corporate World

Book Review Real Visual Basic: A Practical Approach to Enterprise Developmentin the Corporate Worldby Dan PetitCopyright 2000Addison-Wesley Publishing Company Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com So what is a book review about Visual Basic doing on a website devoted to SQL Server performance? This is a good question, and one that […]

SQL: Access to SQL Server

Book Review SQL: Access to SQL Serverby Susan Sales Harkins and Martin W.P. ReidCopyright 2002Apress Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com Many SQL Server DBAs and developers who have come up through the ranks started out as Microsoft Access developers. In fact, I was one of them. I starting developing in […]

SQL Performance Tuning

Book Review SQL Performance Tuningby Peter Gulutzan and Trudy PelzerCopyright 2003Addison-Wesley Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com Finally, someone has written the book I have been asking for! While there are some good books available on SQL Server performance tuning, a common weakness among them all is a lack of really […]

Start to Finish Guide to IT Project Management

Book Review Start to Finish Guide to IT Project Managementby Jeremy KadlecE-BookCopyright 2003NetImpress   While most of us have been involved to some degree or another in project management (maybe even leading small projects), most DBAs or SQL Server developers have not had the opportunity to lead large projects. If you are interesting in becoming […]

The Guru’s Guide to Transact-SQL

Book Review The Guru’s Guide to Transact-SQLby Ken HendersonCopyright 2000Addison-Wesley Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com Whether you are a DBA, SQL Server developer, or any developer who writes code that accesses SQL Server, learning Transact-SQL is an important job requirement. While it is possible to put off learning Transact-SQL for […]

Visual Basic Database Programming

Book Review Visual Basic Database Programmingby Michael KoflerCopyright 2002Addison Wesley Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com At the last couple of companies I have worked at, I have found myself teaching VB developers how to properly access SQL Server data. If they had purchased this book, Visual Basic Database Programming, and […]

Visual Basic .NET and SQL Server 2000: Building an Effective Data Layer

Book Review Visual Basic .NET and SQL Server 2000: Building an Effective Data Layerby Tony Bain, Denise Gosnell, Jonathon A. WalshCopyright 2002Apress Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com In short, this book covers how to use ADO.NET from within VB.NET to access data stored in SQL Server 2000. Wow, that’s a […]

Windows Server 2003 Clustering & Load Balancing

Book Review Windows Server 2003 Clustering & Load Balancingby Robert J. ShimonskiCopyright 2003Osborne McGraw-Hill Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com When it comes to clustering, there aren’t a lot of books to choose from, especially on Windows 2003 clustering. So if you are  new to clustering, and are considering clustering either […]
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