Expert SQL Server 2005 Development

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Apress, Oct 13, 2007 - Computers - 472 pages
Databases are software. I’ve based the second half of a software development career that began in 1978 on this simple idea. If you’ve found this book, chances are you’re willing to at least entertain the possibility that databases and their attendant programmability are worthy of the same rigor and process as the rest of an application. Good for you! It’s a great pleasure for me to join you on this jo- ney, however briefly, via this foreword. There is a good possibility that you’ve grown as skeptical as I have of the conventional wisdom that treats the “back end” as an afterthought in the design and budgeting process. You’re now seeking actionable insights into building or improving a SQL Server 2005 design and development process. The book you’re holding is chock-full of such insights. And before turning you over to Adam, Hugo, and Lara, I’d like to offer one of my own.

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Adam Machanic is an independent database software consultant, writer, and speaker based in Boston. He has implemented SQL Server solutions for a variety of high-availability online transaction processing and large-scale data warehouse applications, and also specializes in .NET data access layer performance optimization. Adam has written for SQL Server Professional and TechNet magazines, serves as the SQL Server 2005 Expert for, and has contributed to several books on SQL Server, including Pro SQL Server 2005 (Apress, 2005). He regularly speaks at user groups, community events, and conferences on a variety of SQL Server and .NET-related topics. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server and a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP). When not sitting at the keyboard pounding out code or code-related prose, Adam tries to spend a bit of time with his wife, Kate, and daughter, Aura, both of whom seem to believe that there is more to life than SQL. Adam blogs at, and can be contacted directly at