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Book Review: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals, by Kalen DeLaney et al

Book Review: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals, by Kalen DeLaney et al

This review is a reprint by permission from Jes Borland’s LessThanDot.com blog  Book Review: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals Score: 4.5/5 Author: Kalen Delaney, Paul Randal, Kimberly Tripp, Conor Cunningham, Adam Machanic Pages: 784 Publisher: Microsoft Press, March 2009 Buy on Amazon: paperback ITBookworm Score: 4.5/5 Remember this moment? I...
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MVP Deep Dives 2 Review (parts I and II) by Kalen Delaney, Louis Davidson, Greg Low…

Deep Dives 2!

Flying back from the PASS Summit 2011, I was in the mood to skim my brand new copy of MVP Deep Dives 2 and make quick notes on my impressions of each chapter. I decided to go with just two or three tweet-length thoughts apiece. I’ve also given this book five out of five...
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Announcing MVP Deep Dives 2!!

Deep Dives 2!

In 2010, a group of 53 SQL Server MVPs got together on a simply brilliant project: Write a chapter on anything SQL Server-related you like, put them with the other 52 chapters, publish, and donate all the proceeds to charity. This year, they did it again. And this time, I was in on it!...
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The Relational Database Dictionary by C.J. Date

The Relational Database Dictionary by C.J. Date

The Relational Database Dictionary Author: C.J. Date Softcover: 122 pages Publisher: O’Reilly(Aug 1 2006 12:00AM) Book dimensions: 7.0 x 4.3 x 0.4 inches ISBN: 0596527985 ITBookworm score: 5.0 /5 Score Reasoning I can think of nothing else I’d want in a book of this type. It’s a perfect reference for modelers. Synopsis I often...
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Database in Depth: Relational Theory for Practitioners by C.J. Date

Database in Depth: Relational Theory for Practitioners by C.J. Date

Database in Depth: Relational Theory for Practitioners Author: C.J. Date Softcover: 208 pages Publisher: O’Reilly(May 1 2005 12:00AM) Book dimensions: 9.1 x 7.0 x 0.7 inches ISBN: 0596100124 ITBookworm score: 0.5 /5 Score Reasoning This book has every element I like in a book; theory, personality, strong advice, and chapter exercises. It’s also a...
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