Chapter 1: RDBMS Basics: What Makes Up a SQL Server Database?
Chapter 2: Tools of the Trade.
Chapter 3: The Foundation Statements of T–.
Chapter 4: JOINs.
Chapter 5: Creating and Altering Tables.
Chapter 6: Constraints.
Chapter 7: Adding More to Our Queries.
Chapter 8: Being Normal: Normalization and Other Basic Design Issues.
Chapter 9: SQL Server Storage and Index Structures.
Chapter 10: Views.
Chapter 11: Writing Scripts and Batches.
Chapter 12: Stored Procedures.
Chapter 13: User–Defined Functions.
Chapter 14: Transactions and Locks.
Chapter 15: Triggers.
Chapter 16: A Brief XML Primer.
Chapter 17: Reporting for Duty, Sir! A Look At Reporting Services.
Chapter 18: Getting Integrated with Integration Services.
Chapter 19: Playing Administrator.
Appendix A: System Functions.
Appendix B: Very Simple Connectivity Examples.
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, hierarchyID 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.
What you will learn from this book
Ways to create and alter tables
Various "forms" of database normalization
Techniques for writing scripts and working with stored procedures
The positives and negatives of indexes
Myriad consequences that locks and deadlocks have on system performance
An understanding of triggers and how they are used
Who this book is for
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.
Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
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