Monday, March 20, 2006

Programming SQL Server 2005 Book

I have just ordered this book without reading a sample chapter. I have about 15 O'Reilly books and all of them are excellent, that's why I did not hesitate purchasing this book. Once it arrives I will let you know more about it

This information is from the O'Reilly site:
SQL Server 2005, Microsoft's next-generation data management and analysis solution, represents a huge leap forward. It comes with a myriad of changes that deliver increased security, scalability, and power--making it the complete data package. Used properly, SQL Server 2005 can help organizations of all sizes meet their data challenges head on.

Programming SQL Server 2005 from O'Reilly provides a practical look at this updated version of Microsoft's premier database product. It guides you through all the new features, explaining how they work and how to use them. The first half of the book examines the changes and new features of the SQL Server Engine itself. The second addresses the enhanced features and tools of the platform, including the new services blended into this popular version. Each chapter contains numerous code samples-written in C# and compiled using the Visual Studio 2005 development environment-that show you exactly how to program SQL Server 2005.

Programming SQL Server 2005 can help you:

Build, deploy, and manage enterprise applications that are more secure, scalable, and reliable

Maximize IT productivity by reducing the complexity of building, deploying, and managing database applications

Share data across multiple platforms, applications, and devices to make it easier to connect internal and external systems

Because the goal of Programming SQL Server 2005 is to introduce all facets of Programming SQL Server 2005, it's beneficial to programmers of all levels. The book can be used as a primer by developers with little or no experience with SQL Server, as a ramp up to the new programming models for SQL Server 2005 for more experienced programmers, or as background and primer to specific concepts.

Any IT professional who wants to learn about SQL Server 2005's comprehensive feature set, interoperability with existing systems, and automation of routine tasks will find the answers in this authoritative guide.

Sample Chapter 18: Notification Services is available now

Amazon link is here


Steve said...

I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on it. The O'Reilly section on my shelves is far larger than any other publisher, and I started to get this book based just on the animal cover... but the only Amazon comment said the book only covered new features.

Since I'm converting from MySQL, and have zero experience with MS SQL, that put a hitch in my stride, and I'd like to get some more opinions before I decide one way or the other.

SQL said...

If you are completely new to MS SQL server then this is not the book for you, this book assumes you already 'know' SQL Server 2000. Unfortunately there aren't any SQL Server 2005 books out there (that I know off) that assume no prior SQL Server knowledge. That said I would recommend getting The Guru's Guide to Transact SQL by Ken Henderson
This in my opinion is the best SQL Server (2000) book out there. So get this book in addition to the SQL 2005 book and you will be set.

Derek said...

This book looks interesting! Looking forward to reading your comments/review on the book. I have some SQL experience with Oracle, looking to expand to other databases, so I am enjoying your blog and reviews. Thank you.