SQL Server Books

Murachs SQL Server 2008 for developers

The predecessor edition of this book came out ~1.5 years after SQL Server 2005 was released. This time Murach acted quickly and delivered the current edition shortly after SQL Server 2008 RTM hit the streets. Fortunately the overall conception of the book hasn’t change significantly. The authors stick to their idea to focus on a […]

Data Quality Assessment

Managing data most effectively by quick and intelligent data analysis are some of the primary requirements for modern database management systems. However when the raw underlying data is of poor quality problems still arise. This book may be written on a high level, but is easy for the reader to understand. Describing several methods and […]

Thinking in sets

Much of the content in Joe Celko’s latest book “Thinking in Sets”, is similar to content from his earlier books or from within the various communities which he participates. What negatively stands out in comparison to earlier books, is the confusion of the content and the weak thematic relation of some of the chapters to […]

Data Modeling Theory and Practice

Discussions about the discipline of data modelling can often lead to a heated debate. The argument often involves a theorist on one side and the practitioner on the other.  Often neither can be persuaded to see the other side’s point of view. Some of the questions that arise out of these debates are “where should […]

Pro ASP.NET for SQL Server: High Performance Data Access for Web Developers

Pro ASP.NET for SQL Server: High Performance Data Access for Web Developers Brennan Stehling 2007, Apress ISBN-10: 1590598601 This book explains by means of numerous examples that are centered around a fictional website how to access a SQL Server database effectively from within ASP .Net. It helps to close the gap between ASP.NET literature and SQL-Server focused books.  […]

Murach’s ASP.NET 3.5 Web Programming with VB 2008

Murach’s ASP.NET 3.5 Web Programming with VB 2008 Anne Boehm 2008, Mike Murach & Associates ISBN-10: 1890774472 Mike Murach has finally published an updated edition of his training and reference book on ASP.NET development with Visual Basic 2008. Once again the main focus is on demonstrating how to use the new web development features of Visual Basic […]

Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals

Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals Lex de Haan, Toon Koppelaars ISBN-10: 1590597451 This book is no easy read. However even though it is not an easy read it is recommended for everyone who professionally deals with databases. The book offers a thorough introduction into the basic mathematics on which the relational database model is based. The book provides […]

Inside SQL Server 2005 Tools

Inside SQL Server 2005 Tools Michael Raheem, Dima Sonkin, Thierry D´Hers, Kami LeMonds ISBN 0-32139-796-7 What distinguishes this book from other SQL Server books is the fact that it is not concerned with either programming nor administrating – it focuses exclusively on the tools that Microsoft ships with SQL Server and how to get the […]

Pro T-SQL 2005 Programmer’s Guide

Pro T-SQL 2005 Programmer’s Guide Michael Coles ISBN-10: 159059794X This book offers a wealth of interesting reading for the advanced and ambitious T-SQL developer. It fills a gap between beginner and all-embracing books on one side and very specific T-SQL expert literature on the other side. Michael Coles disusses many real-world questions and presents rock-solid solutions […]

Expert SQL Server 2005 Development

Expert SQL Server 2005 Development Adam Machanic with Hugo Kornelis and Lara Rubbelke ISBN-10: 159059729X This book is good, there is no doubt about it. It emphasizes Apress claim to be “The Expert’s Voice in SQL Server Programming”. The expectations are met, but not surpassed. This is probably partially due to the choice of topics. […]