Über den Autor
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.
- Getting Started
- Writing Simple SELECT Queries
- Using Functions and Expressions
- Querying Multiple Tables
- Grouping and Summarizing Data
- Manipulating Data
- Understanding T-SQL Programming Logic
- Moving Logic to the Database
- Working with New Data Types
- Writing Advanced Queries
- Where to Go Next?
Even if you have little or no knowledge of T-SQL, Beginning T-SQL 2008 will bring you up to intermediate level and teach you best practices along the way. You'll learn how to write code that will help you to achieve the best-performing applications possible.
You'll find an introduction to databases, normalization, and SQL Server Management Studio. You'll understand how data is stored in a database and learn how to use at least one of the available tools to get to that data.
Each subsequent chapter teaches an aspect of T-SQL, building on the skills learned in previous chapters. Exercises are included in each chapter because the only way to learn T-SQL is to write some code.
This book will do more than just give the syntax and examples. It will teach you techniques to help you avoid common errors and create robust and well-performing code.
Imparts best practices for writing T-SQL
Helps readers avoid common errors
Shows how to write scalable code that yields good performance