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A Developer’s Guide to SQL Server 2005 by Dan Sullivan, Bob Beauchemin

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2. Hosting the Runtime: SQL Server As a Runtime Host

THIS CHAPTER DISCUSSES what it means to be a .NET Framework runtime host. Topics include how SQL Server differs from other runtime hosts such as Internet Information Server (IIS) and Internet Explorer (IE) with respect to loading and running code. Finally, we’ll show how you would catalog and maintain user assemblies stored in SQL Server.

Why Care How Hosting Works?

If you are an SQL Server developer or database administrator, you might be inclined to use the new Common Language Runtime (CLR) hosting feature to write stored procedures in C# or Visual Basic .NET (or establish a company policy forbidding its use) without knowing how it works. But you should care. SQL Server is an enterprise application, ...

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