SQL Server Books

Pro SQL Server 2005 Database Design and Optimization

The Well-Designed Database: ‘Pro SQL Server 2005 Database Design and Optimization’ Review by SQL-Server-Performance.Com Pro SQL Server 2005 Database Design and Optimization By Louis Davidson, Kevin Kline, and Kurt Windisch 672 pages. Apress. $59.99. Find out more about this book, or purchase it, from Amazon.com. I always wonder where all those “legacy systems” come from […]

Pro SQL Server 2005 T-SQL Recipes

The Information You Need to Get the Job Done: ‘Pro SQL Server 2005 T-SQL Recipes’ Review by SQL-Server-Performance.Com Pro SQL Server 2005 T-SQL Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach. By Joseph Sack. 768 pp. Apress. $59.99. Find out more about this book, or purchase it, from Amazon.com. SQL Server’s Online Manual (Books Online, a.k.a. BOL) for sheer […]

Pro SQL Server 2005 Assemblies

A Detailed and Example-Driven Tutorial: ‘Pro SQL Server 2005 Assemblies’ Review by SQL-Server-Performance.Com Pro SQL Server 2005 AssembliesBy Robin Dawson and Julian Skinner. 296 pp. Apress. $49.99. Find out more about this book, or purchase it, from Amazon.com. The integration of the Common Language Runtime (CLR) in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and the associated opportunities […]

Pro SQL Server 2005

Get Ready to Learn SQL Server 2005: ‘Pro SQL Server 2005′ Review by SQL-Server-Performance.Com Pro SQL Server 2005. By Tom Rizzo, Adam Machanic, Louis Davidson704 pp. Apress. $49.99 Find out more about this book, or purchase it, from Amazon.com. What do you expect from a book that is by a director of the SQL Server […]

Programming SQL Server 2005

A Practical Introduction: ‘Programming SQL Server 2005′ Review by SQL-Server-Performance.Com Programming SQL Server 2005 By Bill Hamilton. 586 pp. O’Reilly Media, Inc. $49.99. Find out more about this book, or purchase it, from Amazon.com. If you are a SQL Server 2005 developer, you are probably looking for additional resources about SQL Server 2005 programming. The […]

Admin 911: SQL Server 2000

Book Review Admin 911: SQL Server 2000by Brian KnightCopyright 2001Osborne/McGraw Hill Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com At first blush, the title of this book sounds obscure. What exactly is meant by Admin 911? I didn’t know either until I read through the book. Now that I understand what this book […]

Beginning SQL Server 2000 for Visual Basic Developers

Book Review Beginning SQL Server 2000 for Visual Basic Developersby Thearon WillisCopyright 2000Wrox Press Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com Traditionally, many VB developers have used Microsoft Access as their database engine. While Microsoft Access is OK for smaller, individual or group-based applications, it just doesn’t have the “right stuff” for […]

Beginning SQL Server 2000 Programming

Book Review Beginning SQL Server 2000 Programmingby Robin DewsonCopyright 2001Apress Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.comRead an Interview with the Author If you have read through some of the other book reviews I have written, you will notice that time and time again, I keep recommending the book, Professional SQL Server […]

Essential SQL Server 2000

Book Review Essential SQL Server 2000by Buck WoodyCopyright 2002Addison-Wesley Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com When a new release of SQL Server comes out, there are many books rushed to publication so that they are released at the same time the new version of SQL Server is released. Unfortunately, this “book […]

Hands-On SQL Server 2000 Troubleshooting: Locking and Blocking

Book Review Hands-On SQL Server 2000 Troubleshooting: Locking and Blocking by Kalen DelaneyE-BookCopyright 2003NetImpress   One of the least appreciated aspects of SQL Server performance tuning is the negative affect of locking and blocking. While some degree of locking and blocking is expected, excessive amounts can significantly hurt performance. In fact, I recently was helping […]
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