Pro T-SQL 2012 Programmer's Guide

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Pro T–SQL 2012 Programmer’s Guide is every developer’s key to making full use of SQL Server 2012’s powerful, built–in Transact–SQL language. Discussing new and existing features, the book takes you on an expert guided tour of Transact–SQL functionality. Fully functioning examples and downloadable source code bring technically accurate and engaging treatment of Transact–SQL into your own hands. Step–by–step explanations ensure clarity, and an advocacy of best–practices will steer...

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Overview

Pro T–SQL 2012 Programmer’s Guide is every developer’s key to making full use of SQL Server 2012’s powerful, built–in Transact–SQL language. Discussing new and existing features, the book takes you on an expert guided tour of Transact–SQL functionality. Fully functioning examples and downloadable source code bring technically accurate and engaging treatment of Transact–SQL into your own hands. Step–by–step explanations ensure clarity, and an advocacy of best–practices will steer you down the road to success.

Transact–SQL is the language developers and DBAs use to interact with SQL Server. It’s used for everything from querying data, to writing stored procedures, to managing the database. New features in T-SQL 2012 include full support for window functions, stored sequences, the ability to throw errors, data paging, and more. All these important new features are covered in this book. Developers and DBAs alike can benefit from the expressive power of Transact-SQL, and Pro T-SQL 2012 Programmer's Guide provides the gateway to success in applying this increasingly important database language to everyday business and technical tasks.

What you’ll learn

  • Take full advantage of window functions and other new features in T-SQL 2012
  • Move business logic into the database via procedures and functions
  • Develop using advanced features such as encryption and full-text search
  • Store and retrieve XML data using XQuery and XPath
  • Debug and Optimize T-SQL Execution
  • Build ADO.NET Client Applications


Who this book is for

Pro T–SQL 2012 Programmer’s Guide is written for SQL Server and Transact–SQL developers who want to implement best–practices and take full advantage of all that SQL Server has to offer. NET programmers will find the book helpful in showing how to run .NET code within SQL Server. Database administrators who need to write triggers and the occasional stored procedure will also benefit from the book.

Table of Contents

  1. Foundations of T-SQL
  2. Tools of the Trade
  3. Procedural Code and CASE Expressions
  4. User Defined Functions
  5. Stored Procedures
  6. Triggers
  7. Encryption
  8. Common Table Expressions
  9. Advanced Features
  10. Integrated Full-Text Search
  11. XML
  12. XQuery and XPath
  13. Catalog Views and Dynamic Management Views
  14. SQL CLR Programming
  15. .NET Client Programming
  16. Data Services
  17. Error Handling and Dynamic SQL
  18. Performance Monitoring and Tuning
  19. Appendix A
  20. Appendix B
  21. Appendix C
  22. Appendix D


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430245964
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 9/26/2012
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 696
  • Sales rank: 641,001
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Coles has more than a decade's experience designing and administering SQL Server databases. A prolific writer of articles on all aspects of SQL Server, particularly on the expert use of T-SQL, he holds MCDBA and MCP certifications. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in information technology from American Intercontinental University in Georgia. A member of the United States Army Reserve, he was activated for two years following 9/11.

Scott Shaw went from a starving literature major to a well-fed but sleep-deprived IT professional. After filling a wall with certifications ranging from Oracle to Microsoft server, he found his niche in SQL Server. Scott has more than 12 years of experience working in information technology, and now spends his days and nights managing hundreds of virtual SQL servers for a large Midwest healthcare organization while writing articles and presenting speeches for the always-generous SQL community. Scott lives in Saint Louis, Missouri with his wife and two children. He has a master of arts degree in English and comparative literature and a master of science degree in management information systems. Scott has taught classes in T-SQL for Washington University's CAIT program and present topics for SQLSaturday. He is a frequent contributor to MSSQLTips.com and will be speaking at the inaugural PASS SQLRally in Orlando, Florida in November 2011.

Jay Natarajan has more than 15 years of experience in the SQL Server space. Her skills range in both the design and the implementation arenas, having architected and deployed complex solutions for enterprise customers. She joined Microsoft Consulting Services in 2008. She holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Madras. Jay currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, Chad, and their son Satya.

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