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Dissecting SQL Server Execution Plans


Dissecting SQL Server Execution Plans

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--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
     Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is usually not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

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After going thru your review, I will try to grab the book for my collection. Great...



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downloaded it again, thank you

check into selling it in the iTunes App Store. I recently found a lot of SQL books there for a lot less than the Amazon price.

i bought this one

[url=http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Microsoft%C2%AE-SQL-Server%C2%AE-2008/dp/0735626030/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1261058271&sr=8-1][/url]

for $5.99 and read it on the train to and from work everyday
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Not only is the book great, but all of his videos on the subject on http://www.sqlshare.com are also must sees as well. He is one of the best speakers on the site bar none BTW, you can download the e-book PDF version for free too. Smile Travis.

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Just downloaded the ebook now from sqlservercentral...I always try to learn something new every day, sounds like this will help me do just that. Thanks for the tip.
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I have the book on my desk. I also have had the pleasure of speaking with Grant and hearing him speak at the New England SQL Server User Group and a SQL Code Camp. He also has anothe book out which is equally good. SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled.

Nice review and you really did a great job of identifying the value of the book.

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Robert Frasca (12/17/2009)
I have the book on my desk. I also have had the pleasure of speaking with Grant and hearing him speak at the New England SQL Server User Group and a SQL Code Camp. He also has anothe book out which is equally good. SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled.

Nice review and you really did a great job of identifying the value of the book.


I've read that one cover to cover, as well. As you say, it's equally as good.

Thanks for your comment on the review, Robert.

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
     Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is usually not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

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Nice review, thanks for the info Jeff.



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CirquedeSQLeil (12/18/2009)
Nice review, thanks for the info Jeff.


You bet, Jason. Thanks for the feedback. Grant is an easy read... I read his book in just two nights. Heh... if you want a primer in XML, that's in there, too!

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
     Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is usually not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

Helpful Links:
How to post code problems
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Hey Jeff,

Thanks for the great review and the kind words. "I'm not worthy" doesn't begin to cover it, but thanks for the sentiments.

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