We’re happy to announce the availability of the newest book on SQL Server 2012 for Microsoft Press: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals by Itzik Ben-Gan.
Gain a solid understanding of T-SQL—and write better queries
Master the fundamentals of Transact-SQL—and develop your own code for querying and modifying data in Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012. Led by a SQL Server expert, you’ll learn the concepts behind T-SQL querying and programming, and then apply your knowledge with exercises in each chapter. Once you understand the logic behind T-SQL, you’ll quickly learn how to write effective code—whether you’re a programmer or database administrator.
Discover how to:
•Work with programming practices unique to T-SQL
•Create database tables and define data integrity
•Query multiple tables using joins and subqueries
•Simplify code and improve maintainability with table expressions
•Implement insert, update, delete, and merge data modification strategies
•Tackle advanced techniques such as window functions, pivoting and grouping sets
•Control data consistency using isolation levels, and mitigate deadlocks and blocking
•Take T-SQL to the next level with programmable objects
You can view the complete table of contents, read the complete Chapter 3 sample chapter (click here), and purchase the book at O’Reilly, the official distributor for Microsoft Press: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145321978.do