Beginning T-SQL

Authors: Kellenberger, Kathi, Shaw, Scott

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  • Beginning T-SQL is a performance-oriented introduction to the T-SQL language that underlies Microsoft’s SQL Server 2012 and 2014.

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    Beginning T-SQL is a performance-oriented introduction to the T-SQL language underlying the Microsoft SQL Server database engine. T-SQL is essential in writing SQL statements to get data into and out of a database. T-SQL is the foundation for business logic embedded in the database in the form of stored procedures and functions. Beginning T-SQL starts you on the path to mastering T-SQL, with an emphasis on best-practices and sound coding techniques leading to excellent performance. This new edition is updated to cover the essential features of T-SQL found in SQL Server 2014, 2012, and 2008.

    Beginning T-SQL begins with an introduction to databases, normalization, and to SQL Server Management Studio. Attention is given to Azure SQL Database and how to connect to remote databases in the cloud. Each subsequent chapter teaches an aspect of T-SQL, building on the skills learned in previous chapters. Exercises in most chapters provide an opportunity for the hands-on practice that leads to true learning and distinguishes the competent professional. Important techniques such as windowing functions are covered to help write fast executing queries that solve real business problems.

    A stand-out feature in this book is that most chapters end with a "Thinking About Performance" section. These sections cover aspects of query performance relative to the content just presented. They'll help you avoid beginner mistakes by knowing about and thinking about performance from Day 1.

    • Imparts best practices for writing T-SQL
    • Helps you avoid common errors
    • Shows how to write scalable code for good performance

    About the authors

    strongKathi Kellenberger/strong is a consultant with Linchpin People. She enjoys writing and speaking on SQL Server topics, having written over two dozen articles, contributed to four books, and presented at many SQL Server events. In her spare time, Kathi enjoys spending time with family and friends, singing and cycling.

    Table of contents (18 chapters)

    • Getting Started

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      Pages 1-18

    • Exploring Database Concepts

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      Pages 19-29

    • Writing Simple SELECT Queries

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      Pages 31-58

    • Using Built-In Functions and Expressions

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      Pages 59-100

    • Joining Tables

      Kellenberger, Kathi (et al.)

      Pages 101-126

    Buy this book

    eBook $39.99
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    • ISBN 978-1-4842-0046-9
    • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
    • Included format: PDF, EPUB
    • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
    • Immediate eBook download after purchase
    Softcover $49.99
    price for USA
    • ISBN 978-1-4842-0047-6
    • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
    • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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    Bibliographic Information

    Bibliographic Information
    Book Title
    Beginning T-SQL
    Authors
    Copyright
    2014
    Publisher
    Apress
    Copyright Holder
    Kathi Kellenberger and Scott Shaw
    eBook ISBN
    978-1-4842-0046-9
    DOI
    10.1007/978-1-4842-0046-9
    Softcover ISBN
    978-1-4842-0047-6
    Edition Number
    3
    Number of Pages
    XXIV, 496
    Number of Illustrations and Tables
    289 b/w illustrations
    Topics