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

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Summary

In this opening chapter, we compared the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 release with earlier product versions, and we discussed the wide range of programmability features at our disposal. In the process, we outlined the various chapters and how they are organized, accompanied with an overview of the extensive SQL Server 2008 product feature set for developers that you’ll learn about throughout the rest of this book. Given the broad range of capabilities in that feature set, by no means does this book need to be read in any particular order. Read it from start to finish if you want, or jump right to the chapters that are most relevant for your needs. Either way, you’ll find the practical guidance and information you need to get your job done. ...

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