First of all, I've not yet read the 3rd edition but I did the first two. If Grant continues his tradition of excellence in this 3rd edition as he did the first two, then this book is a must have/must read/must study. You'll not only learn about execution plans but a wealth of excellent ancillary information that will also help you write better/faster code.
Shifting gears to the description of the book in the article...
I believe the following statement ...
through how to interrupt them in their various forms
... should be...
through how to interpret them in their various forms
is pronounced "ree-bar
" and is a "Modenism
" for R
ow.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.
"Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".
"Dear Lord... I'm a DBA so please give me patience because, if you give me strength, I'm going to need bail money too!"
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