The latest edition of Murach's classic SQL Server book does a better job than ever of teaching the SQL statements that every database developer should know. Each chapter features clear examples, easy-to-understand explanations, best practices, and helpful tips.
To start, this book presents the SQL statements for retrieving and updating the data in a database. These are the SQL statements that you'll use every day. Then, it shows how to design a database, how to implement that design, and how to work with database features like views, scripts, stored procedures, functions, triggers, transactions, and security. Finally, it shows how to work with an Azure SQL database that runs in the cloud as a service that's available from the Azure cloud computing platform.
The result? You'll be able to write SQL that's thoroughly professional, and you'll be able to work far more effectively than most of your colleagues.
Every Murach book guarantees high quality. The realistic examples show how each feature works in context. The exercises at the end of each chapter let you gain valuable hands-on experience. And the distinctive "paired-pages" format is ideal for learning and reference.