For anyone that judges a book by the stars on the article that introduces it, pay no attention to the paltry 3 stars. That was due just to a mixup on when the article was released and when the electronic versions actually became available. This is a 5-Star MUST READ book! I did an indepth review on Grant's first edition on the subject and this second edition update is frosting on the cake.
The ebook/PDF is nice but if you don't have this one on a physical shelf, you're missing out.
Heh... and, no... I'm not a RedGate employee and I'm not Grant's long lost cousin! 😛 It's just a great book and it'll make you a better DBA or better SQL Developer.
is pronounced "ree-bar
" and is a "Modenism
" for R
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.
"If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
"Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8
is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉
How to post code problems
Create a Tally Function (fnTally)