SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

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SQL Server 2008 Transact–SQL Recipes: A Problem–Solution Approach is an example–based guide to the Transact–SQL language that is at the core of SQL Server 2008. Learn to create databases, insert and update data, generate reports, secure your data, and more. Author Joseph Sack takes common Transact–SQL tasks and breaks them down into a problem/solution format that is quick and easy to read so that you can get the job done fast when the pres… More >>

SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach


  1. This book is among the finest works on SQL Server which I’ve ever read. Joseph Sack has a well-deserved reputation for quality writing, yet I’m frankly more impressed than I expected to be. I’ve read many of his articles & the previous edition of this book has long been one of my favorites.

    This latest-&-greatest edition, SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL Recipes, has lots of new material & is his best yet. Joe’s writing style is clear, concise, & comprehensive. The approach is unique, the chapter sections flow logically from one to anothter, yet they are written in independent vignettes for byte-sized consumption. His examples allow us to play along at home. They are accompanied by lucid explanations. The book doesn’t stoop to copying code, but instead relies on unique examples followed by my favorite feature of all: “How It Works” in which the concepts are characterized in plain English. You’ll enjoy it, too.

    If it can be done in Transact-SQL, Joe teaches us not merely how it’s done, but how it’s done right. Topics run the gamut from fundamental concepts such as interrogating tables, creating views, defining indexes, & writing stored procedures, triggers, & functions, to more complex topics such as error handling & principals to newer constructions such as XML, Service Broker, CLR, spatial data, encryption, & auditing–& much more.

    I used the book as my primary resource to study successfully for 70-441 & 70-442 (MCITP: DB Dev). I recommend it to all my customers. If you’re a SQL Server DBA or a developer, I recommend this book is for you as well.

    Jimmy May

    Microsoft Sr. Performance Consultant: SQL Server

    SQL Server Pros, Founder & Visionary-in-Chief

    Indianapolis Professional Association for SQL Server, Founder & Executive Committee
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. I bought this thinking it was the typical recipe type book for T-SQL from this publisher and it is. It also covers a number of things regarding managing SQL Server that a developer should know and understand. This won’t make you a dba but after reading this you are on your way. Well organized in presentation explainations of code samples are good. I found the writing itself enjoyable. You should have an understanding of basic SQL to get the full benefit here but I think a beginner to the subject would not be lost here. As I say in the title of my review buy or steal this book if you need a T-SQL guide.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. This book as a great general reference for SQL Server functionality and I’d definitely recommend buying it for this purpose. The descriptions and examples are straight forward and easy to understand.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. If you are a C# programmer working sometimes on SQL Server related projects and you apply for a job that also lists SQL Server in the requirements after reading this book there is no way you would not pass the technical SQL Server T-SQL interview.

    The book deals with topics that are evenly dispersed over the whole T-SQL area giving even a novice a simple and clear explanation of every major functionality.

    This is not a book for an expert to learn SQL Server 2008 specifics because experts usually work with the whole database which includes Integration, Reporting and Analysis Services which this book knows nothing about but where also substantial changes occurred with SQL Server 2008.

    The book is written very well and is easily readable and so even if you are an expert SQL Server user and have a long flight to take, this book will give you a good reading experience as you will certainly find several chapters that refresh your memory and enhance it by SQL Server 2008 flavor.

    Rating: 5 / 5

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