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Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals, The by Ken Henderson

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Chapter 9. SQL Server as a Server

We want to stand upon our own feet and look fair and square at the world—its good facts, its bad facts, its beauties, and its ugliness; see the world as it is and be not afraid of it. Conquer the world by intelligence and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it.

—Bertrand Russell[1]

[1] Russell, Bertrand. “What We Must Do.” Little Blue Book No. 1372. Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Company, 1929, p. 20.

In this chapter, we'll talk about SQL Server as a Windows server application. Earlier in the book, we discussed the Win32 networking and I/O API functions that Windows servers call to carry out their work. We talked about the process and threading APIs, thread scheduling and synchronization, ...

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