Here you’ll find a list of my latest book recommendations that I have found to be most valuable. All of these are kept on my desk/eReader and I generally reference them weekly. Be sure to check back often as this is a rolling list!
This is the equivalent to a physicians desk reference for DBAs. I keep this on my desk at all times because there’s nothing this book doesn’t have regarding SQL Server 2008.
Ever wanted to take the deepest dive possible into the inner workings of SQL Server? Then this book is for you! This book is my go to for any of those “why does SQL Server . . . ” questions.
Another good resource, this book will provide everything you need build and design your own SSRS reports as well as how to implement a reporting solution with a SQL Server back-end.
A practical guide to the theoretical aspects of coding in T-SQL. This book will give you some of the core in’s and out’s about the Transact SQL language as well as compare the different styles and flavors of SQL.
Although not entirely a database book, this book will make you a better coder, developer, and all-around engineer. McConnell’s code examples and real-world scenarios will make you think twice before writing bad code again.
Written for database professionals, this book will take you through from basics of SQL Server Integration Services to the more advanced and practical applications of the product.
A syntactical guide to the ANSI, non-ANSI, and other assorted implementations of the T-SQL language.
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