Thanks for the reviews!
"I know book reviews aren't the most exciting reading, . . ." Perhaps not, but when you're attempting to purchase books and haven't a real clue as to what is good and what is not, it can save people both money and time.
I would like to see more reviews on good books for certification.
I personally like the mini-review format as I don't always have the time it would take to read a full review.
If possible or if it makes sense for your "content purpose", I would like know about books that focus more on Administration than Development as my job is based on implementation and support rather than Dev.
I see, most of us are stuck on Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Bookfinder.com gives us better deals from several vendors for older books like SQL 2000.
bookpool.com is by and large at least 20% cheaper than BN or Amazon.
No, and I don't have shares of bookpool.com
I haven't read it, but will order it. I've got a couple queued ahead of it, but I should get there in the next couple months.
Im ok with books in the $30-$40 range, $60 is a bit high for books that arent on something that is really a long term keeper. Nothing wrong with Bookpool or any other place where you can stretch your dollars. I use Amazon because the prices are ok and they often have used books - and I have the Prime membership that covers shipping. I love used books!
Thanks, webrunner. I ordered the book.
I have been trudging through Microsoft's Self-Paced Training book, because I didn't know what else to try. I hate their books, although this one isn't as bad as some Microsoft messes I've suffered through.
Not a new lesson, but as I was working through a couple of the early chapters I remembered how much I hate portions of SSIS. Paths have to be escaped (C:\\blah\\etc), equal is ==, and in some places you address variables by ordinal position! End of rant
Yeah but isn't this only if you are using the old OLE DB style? I believe the new .NET connector classes did away with this and facilitated direct reference by columnID. I have to double check to be sure... Brian Knight if you are reading this, can you chime in?