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Announcing SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning by Grant Fritchey

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Book announcement of SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning.  Bottom line: Go get it! Author: Grant Fritchey (Twitter, blog) 532 pages Publisher: Apress (June 2012) Buy on Amazon: Paperback (Update: The Amazon printing errors have been fixed!*) ITBookworm Score: TBD You may remember author and MVP Grant Fritchey from such outstanding books as SQL Server 2008...
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Ebook Wars

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I’m going to talk about ebooks for a minute. As a working IT guy, I rely on books to teach me new things, give me ideas, and get me out of jams at work. Sometimes I just need to look up some obscure syntax that I know is in there. And like a lot...
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SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled by Grant Fritchey and Sajal Dam

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10 Minute Book Review of SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled Author: Grant Fritchey (Twitter, blog) and Sajal Dam 600 pages Publisher: Apress (March 2009) Buy on Amazon: Paperback, Kindle ITBookworm Score: 5/5 I’ve been meaning to review this book forever, because it’s my go-to book for all things performance tuning.  Let’s just take a...
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SQL Server Query Performance Tuning Distilled by Sajal Dam

SQL Server Query Performance Tuning Distilled by Sajal Dam

SQL Server Query Performance Tuning Distilled Author: Sajal Dam Softcover: 624 pages Publisher: APress(Oct 11 2004 12:00AM) Book dimensions: 9.3 x 7.4 x 1.3 inches ISBN: 1590594215 ITBookworm score: 5.0 /5 Score Reasoning I don’t like to give 5s very often, but I just couldn’t help it this time. This book covers practically every...
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SQL Server 2005 T-SQL Recipes: A Problem-Solution by Joseph Sack

SQL Server 2005 T-SQL Recipes: A Problem-Solution by Joseph Sack

SQL Server 2005 T-SQL Recipes: A Problem-Solution Author: Joseph Sack Softcover: 768 pages Publisher: Apress(Dec 6 2005 12:00AM) Book dimensions: 9.2 x 7.1 x 1.5 inches ISBN: 159059570X ITBookworm score: 4.5 /5 Score Reasoning Very few books are perfect. I found this book left me wanting more. I would have really liked it to...
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