Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming

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Wiley, Jan 9, 2009 - Computers - 682 pages
"You'll begin with an overview of database design concepts and learn how to implement these fundamental concepts with Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Then, you'll take a look at the role of an RDBMS (relational database management system) and where it fits in the grand scheme of system development. Thorough coverage of the key additions and changes to the 2008 version of SQL Server include discussions on DATE and TIME datatypes, hierarchylD datatypes, MERGE and multiple inserts, recursive queries, and more. With this book, you will conquer the many changes and challenges of Microsoft SQL Server 2008." "This book is for developers who are looking for a complete introduction to database design concepts and learning SQL. A basic understanding of development fundamentals is helpful."--BOOK JACKET.

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Experiencing his first infection with computing fever in 1978, Rob Vieira knew right away that this was something "really cool." In 1980 he began immersing himself in the computing world more fully -- splitting time between building and repairing computer kits, and programming in Basic as well as Z80 and 6502 assembly. In 1983, he began studies for a degree in Computer Information Systems, but found the professional mainframe environment too rigid for his tastes, and dropped out in 1985 to pursue other interests. Later that year, he caught the "PC bug" and began the long road of programming in database languages from dBase to SQL Server. Rob completed a degree in Business Administration in 1990, and since has typically worked in roles that allow him to combine his knowledge of business and computing. Beyond his Bachelor's degree, he has been certified as a Certified Management Accountant as well as Microsoft Certified as a Solutions Developer (MCSD), Trainer (MCT), and Database Administrator (MCDBA). Rob is currently the DBA Team Lead for the Stockamp practice of The Huron Consulting Group in Portland, Oregon, and makes occasional speaking appearances on database development, business intelligence, and other topics. He resides with his youngest daughter Adrianna (aka Addy, aka Trillian, aka "T") in Vancouver, WA.

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