Murach's SQL Server 2005 for Developers
January 4, 2007[From Mike Murach & Associates, Inc. ]
Mike Murach and Associates has just published a 2005 edition of their bestselling SQL book, now entitled Murachs SQL Server 2005 for Developers. It teaches how to create SQL queries and take advantage of powerful DBMS features (like cursors, views, and stored procedures) the way the best professionals do.
This includes coverage of new or enhanced 2005 features, like SQL statements for XML data handling and error processing, new data types, the Management Studio, the CLR (Common Language Runtime) integration feature that allows database objects to be created in .NET languages like C# and Visual Basic, and more. But beyond that, this book has several features that make it different from other SQL books.
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