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

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Foreword

When I first started programming computers, I wrote many programs before taking the time to understand the instruction set of the system I was developing on. I got most of these programs working, but debugging complex issues was a painstaking process. As the sophistication of the programs evolved, I eventually hit a wall. When I stepped back and learned the instruction set and underlying architecture of the system, an amazing thing happened: I was able to break through the wall, and I became much more proficient. Frustration and complexity melted away, and, armed with a deep knowledge of the system, I was able to do things that were impossible before.

You've no doubt experienced something similar. Maybe it was while programming computers. ...

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