Beginning SQL Server 2005 for Developers is for those people who see themselves as becoming
either developers, database administrators, or a mixture of both but have yet to tread that path
with SQL Server 2005. Whether you have no knowledge of databases, or have knowledge of
desktop databases such as MS Access, or even come from a server-based background such as
Oracle, this book will provide you with the insight to get up and running with SQL Server 2005.
Right from the start, your basic knowledge will be expanded, and you will soon be moving
from a perceived beginner through to a competent and professional developer. It is the aim of
this book to cater to a wide range of developers, from those who prefer to use the graphical interface
for as much work as possible to those who want to become more adept at using SQL Server
2005’s programming language, T-SQL. Where practical, each method of using SQL Server 2005
is demonstrated, explained, and expanded so that you can evaluate what works best in your
There are plenty of examples within the book of every action along with details about the
security of your data. You will also learn the best way to complete a task and even learn how to
make the correct decision when there are two or more choices that could be made.
Once you reach the end of this book, you will be able to design and create solid and reliable
database solutions competently and proficiently.