Murach's SQL Server 2012 for Developers by Brian Syverson and Joel Murach is
an introduction to SQL Server 2012 and to developing key T-SQL (Transaction
SQL) skills to become a successful developer. T-SQL is the language used by
SQL Server to communicate with SQL Server databases. This book continues the
Murach philosophy of using twinned pages to enhance the learning experience
by repeating and enhancing the information on the first page with information
on the facing page. I like this approach as it helps to reinforce the
concepts being presented.
The book contains 23 chapters that are divided into five sections. There are
also three appendixes that cover installing the examples used in the book and
presenting suggested coding standards. The book also highlights changes made
to SQL Server starting with SQL Server 2005. While the changes made to each
new SQL Serve... (more)
With the release of a major new version of SQL Server, it's incumbent on
developers to take time to refresh and enhance their knowledge of this new
version of T-SQL (Transact SQL) and stored procedure programming. The
challenge is to find a good book that will cover the highlights but not give
you a hernia in the process. Dejan Sunderic's book fits this bill.
The book consists of 21 chapters and three appendices. The first 10 chapters
provide a nice review of current and new features of the T-SQL found in SQL
Server 2005. There is a review of the new SQL Server environment as well... (more)
101 Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Applications
Buy this book! I know you haven't even read the review yet, but take my word,
if you are a VB.NET developer - particularly a beginning or intermediate
developer - then you are going to want to have this book on your bookshelf.
The book is divided into 16 chapters with 101 VB.NET applications grouped by
topics. The majority of the book deals with VB.NET in a client/server
environment, but there is some discussion of VB.NET in a Web environment as
well. These topics cover a great deal of information, such as: Working with
VB.NET Data acc... (more)
There are many ways to approach the presentation of a major upgrade to a
software platform and how to address its various audiences. O'Reilly has
decided that to get seasoned ASP.NET developers up to speed, it has added
three new books to its Developer's Notebook series. The idea behind the
series is to let existing developers "look over the super coder's shoulder"
and capture this concept on paper. The notebooks are example-driven, aimed at
developers, and enjoyable to work through. Each chapter is organized around a
specific task with examples reinforcing these new ideas.
The ... (more)
Microsoft released VB6 at the start of 1999, which is almost 8 years ago.
It's hard to imagine that there are developers who are still actively using
VB6, but from the blogs and letters to the editors of many .NET magazines
that I have read, it seems that this is truly the case.
Microsoft has stopped creating service packs for VB6 and has announced that
support for VB6 will come to an end sometime in 2008. As a result, companies
will have to make hard choices to either maintain their VB6 applications on
their own or move them to VB 2005. If they plan to move them to VB2005, they ... (more)