Pro T-SQL 2012 Programmer's Guide

3rd Edition

By Jay Natarajan , Scott Shaw , Rudi Bruchez , Michael Coles

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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.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4596-4
  • 696 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: September 24, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $49.99
  • eBook Price: $34.99
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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 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

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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