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Professional SQL Server Programming


Professional SQL Server Programming

by Robert Vieira

4 Stars -

One of the better SQL Server v7.0 reference books that I have

read. More specific to SQL

Server 7 than the Guru's guide above with an easy to read style. I flip

through both of these books,

each one providing a little different slant on problems or issues I am

looking up. This is more

of a beginning to intermediate level programming book.

I picked this up as a reference

for cursor information one day (My 2000 BOL is a little lite on the

subject.) I found it to be a better introduction than most books to

SQL 7 programming. Not quite the

advanced item I was looking for, but pretty good at explaining concepts and


decent reference for me. A good substitute for when I tire of Books Online.

I was looking for information on indexes

and structures and this book had a much better writeup than anything

else in the office at the time. It was helpful and explained pretty


how SQL Server uses indexes and a good start to how you can analyze



I have worked my way through just about the entire book and the

remaining sections are pretty basic so I probably will not read

them. I

think this is a great reference for SQL 7 DBAs/developers and highly

recommend it. Along with the Guru's Guide (currently reading) this


worth your $$ as an investment.

Steve Jones

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