Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming

  • 16h 30m
  • Paul Atkinson, Robert Vieira
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2012

The 2012 release of Microsoft SQL Server changes how you develop applications for SQL Server. With this comprehensive resource, SQL Server authority Robert Vieira presents the fundamentals of database design and SQL concepts, and then shows you how to apply these concepts using the updated SQL Server. Publishing time and date with the 2012 release, Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming begins with a quick overview of database design basics and the SQL query language and then quickly proceeds to show you how to implement the fundamental concepts of Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

You'll explore the key additions and changes to this newest version, including conditional action constructs, enhanced controls for results paging, application integration with SharePoint and Excel, and development of BI applications.

  • Covers new features such as SQL Azure for cloud computing, client-connectivity enhancements, security and compliance, data replication, and data warehouse performance improvements
  • Addresses essential topics including managing keys, writing scripts, and working with store procedures
  • Shares helpful techniques for creating and changing tables, programming with XML, and using SQL Server Reporting and Integration Services

Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming demystifies even the most difficult challenges you may face with the new version of Microsoft SQL Server.

About the Authors

Paul Atkinson works for Huron Healthcare as a BI Architect and Team Lead developing both traditional and real-time BI solutions. His training classes in high-performance TSQL programming are among the most popular course offerings available at Huron.

Robert Vieira is a Software Architect with Huron Consulting Group and is considered one of the leading authorities on Microsoft SQL Server. He speaks at conferences nationally and is well known for his unique tutorial approach in his teaching and writing.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • RDBMS Basics: What Makes Up a SQL Server Database?
  • Learning the Tools of the Trade
  • The Foundation Statements of T-SQL
  • JOINs
  • Creating and Altering Tables
  • Keys and Constraints
  • Adding More to Your Queries
  • Being Normal – Normalization and Other Basic Design Issues
  • SQL Server Storage and Index Structures
  • Views
  • Writing Scripts and Batches
  • Stored Procedures
  • User-Defined Functions
  • Transactions and Locks
  • Triggers
  • A Brief XML Primer
  • Business Intelligence Fundamentals
  • BI Storage and Reporting Resources
  • Reporting for Duty, Sir! A Look at Reporting Services
  • Getting Integrated with Integration Services
  • Playing Administrator


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