Starting simply and gradually progressing to increasingly advanced topics, this introduction to the SQL Server database focuses on what is distinctive about the SQL environment - SQL Server 2008, in particular - versus other programming environments. Author Robert Vieira draws on his experience as one of the leading authorities on Microsoft SQL Server and uses his unique tutorial approach to explain the significant changes to the fundamental core components of SQL Server 2008.
You'll begin with an overview of database design concepts and learn how to implement these fundamental concepts with Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Then, you'll take a look at the role of an RDBMS and where it fits in the grand scheme of system development. more »