Beginning T-SQL is a performance-oriented introduction to the T-SQL language underlying the Microsoft 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 starts you on the path to mastering T-SQL, with an emphasis on best-practices and sound coding techniques leading to excellent performance. This new edition is updated to cover the essential features of T-SQL found in SQL Server
2014, 2012, and 2008.
Beginning T-SQL begins with an introduction to databases, normalization, and to SQL Server
Management Studio. Attention is given to Azure SQL
Database and how to connect to remote databases in the cloud.