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April 27, 2009

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» Smart business intelligence solutions with Microsoft SQL Server

Smart business intelligence solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 / Lynn Langit, Microsoft, 2009

This book is not much about SQL, but more about Microsoft’s tools for data ‘mining’, ‘warehousing’, OLAP, and such. Learn about the ‘cube’ which can contain denormalized data. The tools provide much more than report formatting. This book is big and heavy, at 750 pages.

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March 10, 2009

Rick Leir
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» SQL for MySQL developers

SQL for MySQL developers : a comprehensive tutorial and reference / Rick F. van der Lans, Addison-Wesley, 2007

Here is an introduction to MySQL and textbook. It has 1000 pages, and has a practical approach.

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March 5, 2009

Rick Leir
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» LINQ for dummies

LINQ for dummies/ by John Paul Mueller, Wiley, 2008

LINQ is a toolkit from Microsoft for programmatically searching databases and web services. Here is an introduction, 350 pages and very readable.

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February 22, 2009

Rick Leir
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» SQL cookbook

SQL cookbook / Anthony Molinaro, O’Reilly, 2006

Learn how to write clear, concise SQL by reading good example code. 600 pages.

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February 14, 2009

Rick Leir
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» PHP and MySQL : create-modify-reuse

PHP and MySQL : create-modify-reuse / Tim Boronczyk with Martin E. Psinas, Wiley, 2008

This is a cookbook full of good example code. There is not much introduction, then it jumps in to User Registration, Community Forum, Mailing List, Search Engine, Personal Calendar, Ajax File Manager, Online Photo Album, Shopping Cart, Web Site Statistics and News/Blog System . There is good advice on writing shell scripts. The book ends with a good, clear discussion of security and logging.

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February 8, 2009

Rick Leir
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» Professional Microsoft SQL server 2008 administration

Professional Microsoft SQL server 2008 administration / Brian Knight, Wiley, 2009

Here are 850 pages for the experienced admin.

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January 31, 2009

Rick Leir
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» Beginning T-SQL

Beginning T-SQL with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008 / Paul Turley and Dan Wood, Wiley, 2009

Here is an introduction to SQL, from the basics up to simple optimization, with some Microsoft specifics.

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