Pinal Dave, SQL Server MVP, Blogger,Speaker and Evangelist is the co-author of the part 4 of the series SQL Programming Joes 2 Pros: Programming & Development For Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (SQL Exam Prep Series 70-433 (Volume IV)
This book is good one for those who are interested in learning SQL Server programming. The initial chapaters are covered by Rick A. Morelan. The first twelve chapters expalin Constraints, triggers,views,indexed views,stored procedures,user defined functions, error messages,etc.
Each section clearly explains the topic in detail with code and screenshorts. There are lot of tips given in each topic for a quick rememberance.
The thirteenth chapter Performance Tips is converd by Pinal Dave. The tips include how to effectively use computed columns, stored procedures, usage of SET NOCOUNT ON option, efeective uage of stored procedure and functions
The highlights of the book are
- Code Examples with screenshots
- Quiz at the end of each secion - Questions based on what have been convered.
- Points to Ponder at the end of each section - A quick summary of what the chapter covers
Overall it is a good book with easy to learn examples helpful for the readers