CHAPTER 14

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CLR Integration Programming

One of the most prominent enhancements to SQL Server 2005 was the introduction of the integrated SQL Common Language Runtime, that was named SQL CLR at that time. What is now called CLR integration is an SQL Server-specific version of the .NET Common Language Runtime, which allows you to run .NET managed code in the database. CLR integration programming is a broad subject that could easily fill an entire book, and in fact it does—Pro SQL Server 2005 Assemblies, by Robin Dewson and Julian Skinner (Apress, 2005), is an excellent resource for in-depth coverage of CLR integration programming. In this chapter, ...

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