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Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 by Leonard Lobel, Andrew Brust, and Stephen Forte

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A Book for Developers

If you’ve gotten this far, we’ve already established that you’re a developer (or, at least, that’s one of the hats you wear). In tailoring the content of this book, there are a few other assumptions that we make about you as well.

First, we expect that you’re already knowledgeable in relational database concepts—whether that experience is with SQL Server or non-Microsoft platforms. As such, you already know about tables, views, primary and foreign key relationships, stored procedures, functions, and triggers. These essentials are assumed knowledge and are not covered in this book. Similarly, we don’t discuss proper relational design with respect to the rules of data normalization, strategic indexing practices, and other relational ...

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