A Developer's Guide to SQL Server 2005 by Bob Beauchemin

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By Bob Beauchemin

"I come from a T-SQL historical past, so whilst I first laid my eyes on SQL Server 2005, i used to be shocked--and then, i used to be scared! i did not have a CLR or XML heritage and without warning had an pressing have to examine it. SQL Server 2005 is simply too huge of a unlock to profit from the books on-line. thankfully, now there's a publication for builders who have to pass from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005 and to do it as painlessly as attainable. primarily, it is one-stop buying critical builders who've to wake up to hurry fast. i will retain this one on my desk--not on my bookshelf. good performed, Bob and Dan!"

--Dr. Tom Moreau

SQL Server MVP and per month Columnist

SQL Server expert, Brockman Moreau Consulting Inc.


"A SQL ebook really for builders, from specialists at the topic. i will be turning to this e-book first while i have to comprehend an element of SQL Server 2005."

--Matt Milner




"An first-class booklet for these folks who have to wake up to hurry on what is new in SQL Server 2005. The authors made yes this e-book comprises the ultimate info for the discharge model of the product. such a lot different books out now are according to beta types. It covers key components from XML and SQLCLR to Notification providers. even though the wide range of knowledge is excellent, my favourite half was once the recommendation given on whilst to take advantage of what, and the way functionality is affected."

--Laura Blood

Senior software program Developer

Blue observe Computing, Inc.


"SQL Server 2005 is an immense free up with quite a few new good points. lots of those beneficial properties have been designed to make SQL Server an outstanding software improvement platform. This e-book presents accomplished information regarding the SQL Server gains of such a lot curiosity to program builders. The lucid textual content and wealth of examples will provide a developer a transparent figuring out of ways to exploit SQL Server 2005 to a complete new classification of database purposes. it's going to be on each SQL Server developer's bookshelf."

--Roger Wolter

Solutions Architect

Microsoft Corporation


"While there'll be loads of sturdy books on SQL Server 2005 improvement, while humans discuss with the 'bible,' they are going to be speaking approximately this book."

--Dr. Greg Low

Senior Consultant

Readify Pty Ltd


"SQL Server 2005 is loaded with new positive factors and getting a great review is vital to appreciate how one can take advantage of SQL Server 2005's good points as a developer. Bob and Dan's booklet is going past enumerating the recent SQL Server 2005 positive aspects, and should offer you plenty of stable examples. They did an exceptional task remarkable a stability among evaluation and substance."

--Michiel Wories

Senior application supervisor, SQL Server

Microsoft Corporation


Few applied sciences were as eagerly expected as Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Now, SQL Server insiders bring the definitive hands-on guide--accurate, finished, and choked with examples. A Developer's consultant to SQL Server 2005 starts the place Microsoft's documentation, white papers, and net articles depart off, displaying builders the right way to take complete benefit of SQL Server 2005's key recommendations. It attracts on extraordinary cooperation from Microsoft's SQL Server builders and the authors' vast entry to SQL Server 2005 given that its earliest alpha releases.


You'll locate functional factors of the recent SQL Server 2005 facts version, integrated .NET internet hosting, enhanced programmability, SQL:1999 compliance, and lots more and plenty extra. nearly each key suggestion is illuminated through pattern code that has been absolutely up-to-date for and demonstrated with the transport model of the product.


Key insurance includes

  • Using SQL Server 2005 as a .NET runtime host: extending the server whereas improving safety, reliability, and performance
  • Writing strategies, capabilities, triggers, and kinds in .NET languages
  • Exploiting improvements to T-SQL for powerful error-handling, effective queries, and more advantageous syntax
  • Effectively utilizing the XML facts sort and XML queries
  • Implementing local SQL Server 2005 net Services
  • Writing effective, strong consumers for SQL Server 2005 utilizing ADO.NET, vintage ADO, and different APIs
  • Taking complete benefit of user-defined kinds (UDTs), question notifications, promotable transactions, and a number of lively outcome units (MARS)
  • Using SQL administration items (SMO), SQL provider dealer, and SQL Server Notification prone to construct built-in applications

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SQL Server 2005 opens your choices and widens its applicability to business problems. But my favorite comes last: Service Broker, the framework for implementing business transactions. The first time I looked at Service Broker, I did a flashback to projects I had worked on in the past and was bowled over by it. It is right on target. All those busywork details I had to code just to move a few things around to match a business process or control resources are now done for me by Service Broker. Service Broker truly is the best thing since sliced bread.

These three features together make SQL Server 2005 a serious contender as an application platform for data-intensive applications. Understanding these new technologies is a key part of being a successful SQL Server 2005 developer, and this book is an excellent place to start learning. I wish you luck as you embark on your journey into the next generation of database development and hope that you enjoy this book as much as I have. Roger Wolter Solutions Architect SQL Server Team Microsoft Corporation Redmond, Washington January 2006 Foreword by Gert E.

T-SQL code is highly integrated into SQL Server and uses data types that have the same representation in the storage engine as they do in T-SQL. Instances of these data types are passed between T-SQL and the storage engine without marshaling or conversion between representations. This makes T-SQL code as efficient in its use of data types as the compiled code that runs in the storage engine. On the other hand, SQL Server interprets T-SQL code; it does not compile it prior to use. This is not as efficient an execution technique as is used by the compiled code in the storage engine but typically does not affect the performance of data access operations.

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