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Written by high-profile, national user group member, Microsoft employee, and winner of the Professional Association for SQL Server's 2008 PASSion Award for her efforts towards peer-based learning and sharing knowledge in the community
Opens the door to Apress's roadmap to mastering in SQL Server 2012
Covers an essential topic for any SQL Server programmer or administrator
Beginning T-SQL 2012 is the first step toward learning the T-SQL language that underlies Microsofts SQL Server database engine. T-SQL is essential in writing SQL statements to get data into and out of a database. T-SQL is the foundation for business logic embedded in the database in the form of stored procedures and functions. Beginning T-SQL 2012 starts you on the path to mastering T-SQL, with an emphasis on best practices and sound coding techniques.
Beginning T-SQL 2012 begins with an introduction to databases, normalization, and to SQL Server Management Studio. Each subsequent chapter teaches an aspect of T-SQL, building on the skills learned in previous chapters. Exercises in each chapter give readers an opportunity for the hands-on practice that leads to true learning and distinguishes the competent professional.
Imparts best practices for writing T-SQL
Helps you avoid common errors
Shows how to write scalable code for good performance