Beginning SQL Server 2008 Express for Developers: From Novice to Professional / Edition 1

Beginning SQL Server 2008 Express for Developers: From Novice to Professional / Edition 1

by Robin Dewson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1430210907

ISBN-13: 9781430210900

Pub. Date: 11/13/2008

Publisher: Apress

Beginning SQL Server 2008 Express for Developers: From Novice to Professional takes a developer, and even a database administrator, from knowing nothing about SQL Server 2008 Express Edition to being ready to design and build a fully functioning system that is secure, reliable, maintainable, and robust. The Express Edition of SQL Server is a free

Overview

Beginning SQL Server 2008 Express for Developers: From Novice to Professional takes a developer, and even a database administrator, from knowing nothing about SQL Server 2008 Express Edition to being ready to design and build a fully functioning system that is secure, reliable, maintainable, and robust. The Express Edition of SQL Server is a free resource commonly used by students, developers of small systems, and those transferring skills from other databases. This book focuses on the features within the Express Edition and therefore will not confuse readers with coverage of features found only in the Development Edition. By the end of the book, readers will be ready to move on to Accelerated SQL Server 2008 as well as other books within the Apress SQL Server lineup such as Pro SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.

  • Covers using the free Express Edition of SQL Server
  • Describes creating a database from scratch and builds on this
  • Provides an understanding of SQL Server Express 2008, allowing you to build future solutions for you and your business


What you’ll learn

  • Learn what features exist within SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and how to install and upgrade the product and set up security.
  • Design and create a database.
  • Build database objects, such as tables and stored procedures, graphically as well as programmatically.
  • Work with data—inserting, updating, deleting, and retrieving—using simple and complex queries, programs, and data views.
  • Generate reports from data.
  • Implement a solid database maintenance strategy that includes backing up and restoring your data when necessary.
  • Take advantage of advanced Transact–SQL techniques to get the most out of your data.
  • Ensure good performance by building the right indexes, defining the right relationships between tables, and joining tables in the most optimal manner.


Who this book is for

Anyone interested in working with SQL Server as a database, and particularly those who wish for a no–cost database platform that plays well in the .NET environment. Ideal for those starting out in IT or who have to prior database experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430210900
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
11/13/2008
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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