Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012 by Leonard Lobel, Andrew Brust
- Great Book
- It is a great SQL Server programming reference book that gives you something beyond T-SQL programming.
- There is a lot of material here and it's well laid out for both skimming as well as in depth reading.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals by Kalen Delaney
- Very good book about every detail of SQL Server 2008 that you would want to know and then some.
- For the SQL Server Professional this book is a must have.
- This book is excellent. I found it at Barnes and Noble, read at the store, decided to buy one.
- This must be the first book you should read (page by page) if you are serious about being an expert on SQL Server administration and development.
SQL: The Complete Reference by James R. Groff and Paul N. Weinberg
- This book lives up to its name, as it is truly a complete listing of all the concepts in SQL.
- This a very easy book and the examples showed are very, very helpful.
- The best bit about the book is that it is really written using Standard SQL (ANSI).
- This is very big book and when you see it. The fact is that it is a big book because it is very complete and thorough.
- This book served as an excellent learning tool, then later as an excellent reference.
Inside Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008: T-SQL Querying by Itzik Ben-Gan, Lubor Kollar, Dejan Sarka and Steve Kass
- This book is a jewel. It gives complex and useful SQL algorithms along with explanation both on logic side and on performance side.
- In general, this book is well written and conveys the material in logical and progressive order. But readers should be ready for a great deal of theory.
- This book is superbly edited, and one hears the different voices of the authors, but there is a careful coordination of content.
- This is a good book as a reference book for beginner to intermediate knowledge of SQL.
- Good for querying
SQL Cookbook: Query Solutions and Techniques for Database Developers by Anthony Molinaro
- This book is awesome! Even though I've owned this book for nearly 2 years - I still find myself referencing it from time to time!
- Good for beginners
- Excellent book for references
- Love this book as I work on multiple platforms and get the code mixed up in my mind!
- This is a very useful book that you can keep on your desk.
- Excellent in every regard, highly recommended.
- This is the most comprehensive book that I have come across on SQL.
Murach's SQL Server 2008 for Developers by Bryan Syverson and Joel Murach
- Great book...great for beginner to intermediate topics.
- Excellent SQL reference book; there are many examples for which one can apply to his/her situation.
- Good textbook for sql
- Excellent book to read as a DBA
- This is very useful book, especially for beginners!
- A treasure for SQL server developers
- Provides excellent examples. I provides good detail on some of the more complex function in the book. I thought it useful tool.
- The book has very good step by step examples in each chapter. The examples are based on the examples in the chapter.
SQL Fundamentals (3rd Edition) by John J. Patrick
- Does a good job of covering everything that is necessary.
- The book is very well-written and easy to follow compared to the few other books I've purchased on databases/sql so far.
- decent book
- This is the book. Written in a manner that is understandable yet thorough.
- If you are looking at diving into the world of SQL via Oracle or Access, this is a great book to start with.