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Inside the book with Bob Beauchemin: Video Podcast

In this interview Bob Beauchemin describes who should read his book and what the developer will find inside. Listen to highlights of the most useful features of SQL Server 2005!


  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-38218-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-38218-4

"I come from a T-SQL background, so when I first laid my eyes on SQL Server 2005, I was shocked--and then, I was scared! I didn't have a CLR or XML background and suddenly had an urgent need to learn it. SQL Server 2005 is too big of a release to learn from the books online. Fortunately, now there is a book for developers who need to go from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005 and to do it as painlessly as possible. Basically, it's one-stop shopping for serious developers who have to get up to speed quickly. I'll keep this one on my desk--not on my bookshelf. Well done, Bob and Dan!"

--Dr. Tom Moreau

SQL Server MVP and Monthly Columnist

SQL Server Professional, Brockman Moreau Consulting Inc.

"A SQL book truly for developers, from two authorities on the subject. I'll be turning to this book first when I need to understand a component of SQL Server 2005."

--Matt Milner



"An excellent book for those of us who need to get up to speed on what's new in SQL Server 2005. The authors made sure this book includes the final information for the release version of the product. Most other books out now are based on beta versions. It covers key areas from XML and SQLCLR to Notification Services. Although the wide variety of information is great, my favorite part was the advice given on when to use what, and how performance is affected."

--Laura Blood

Senior Software Developer

Blue Note Computing, Inc.

"SQL Server 2005 is a massive release with a large number of new features. Many of these features were designed to make SQL Server a great application development platform. This book provides comprehensive information about the SQL Server features of most interest to application developers. The lucid text and wealth of examples will give a developer a clear understanding of how to use SQL Server 2005 to a whole new class of database applications. It should be on every SQL Server developer's bookshelf."

--Roger Wolter

Solutions Architect

Microsoft Corporation

"While there will be a lot of good books on SQL Server 2005 development, when people refer to the 'bible,' they'll be talking about this book."

--Dr. Greg Low

Senior Consultant

Readify Pty Ltd

"SQL Server 2005 is loaded with new features and getting a good overview is essential to understand how you can benefit from SQL Server 2005's features as a developer. Bob and Dan's book goes beyond enumerating the new SQL Server 2005 features, and will provide you with lots of good examples. They did a good job striking a balance between overview and substance."

--Michiel Wories

Senior Program Manager, SQL Server

Microsoft Corporation

Few technologies have been as eagerly anticipated as Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Now, two SQL Server insiders deliver the definitive hands-on guide--accurate, comprehensive, and packed with examples. A Developer's Guide to SQL Server 2005 starts where Microsoft's documentation, white papers, and Web articles leave off, showing developers how to take full advantage of SQL Server 2

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Table of Contents

Figures xxv

Tables xxxix

Foreword by Roger Wolter xliii

Foreword by Gert E. R. Drapers xlv

Preface xlix

Acknowledgments lv

About the Authors lvii

Chapter 1: Introduction 1

The .NET Framework and the Microsoft Platform 1

The .NET Framework's Effects on SQL Server 3

The SQL:1999 Standard: Extending the Relational Model 8

User-Defined Types and SQL Server 11

XML: Data and Document Storage 14

Web Services: XML As a Marshaling Format 20

Client Access . . . And Then There Are Clients 22

Extending SQL Server into the Platform: Service Broker and Notification Services 24

Where Are We? 26

Chapter 2: Hosting the Runtime: SQL Server As a Runtime Host 27

Why Care How Hosting Works? 27

What Is a .NET Framework Runtime Host? 29

SQL Server As a Runtime Host 31

Loading the Runtime: Processes and AppDomains 40

Safe Code: How the Runtime Makes It Safer to Run "Foreign" Code 43

Where the Code Lives: Storing .NET Framework Assemblies (CREATE ASSEMBLY) 46

Assembly Dependencies: When Your Assemblies Use Other Assemblies 49

Assemblies and SQL Schemas: Who Owns Assemblies (Information Schema) 51

Maintaining User Assemblies (ALTER ASSEMBLY, DROP ASSEMBLY) 55

Specification Compliance 58

Conclusions 60

Where Are We? 60

Chapter 3: Procedures and Functions in .NET CLR Languages 61

Extending SQL Server 61

CLR Extension Basics 63

CLR Extension Details 74

System.Data.SqlTypes 77

Parameters and Return Value 93

User-Defined Functions 93

Table-Valued Functions 99

Stored Procedures 106

Triggers 109

Where Are We? 110

Chapter 4: In-Process Data Access 111

Programming with SqlClient 111

Context: The SqlContext Class 115

Connections 118

Commands: Making Things Happen 121

Obtaining Results 124

Transactions 128

Pipe 135

Creating and Sending New Rowsets 137

Using the WindowsIdentity 139

Calling a Web Service from SQLCLR 140

Exception Handling 143

SqlTriggerContext 149

SqlClient Classes That You Can't Use on the Server 150

Where Are We? 151

Chapter 5: User-Defined Types and Aggregates 153

Why Do We Need User-Defined Types? 153

Overview of User-Defined Types 154

Creating a User-Defined Type 157

Where Are We? 217

Chapter 6: Security 219

New Security Features in SQL Server 2005 219

Optional Features Are Turned Off by Default 221

A Quick Review of SQL Server Security Concepts with Enhancements 224

SQL Server Password Policies and Credentials 235

Encryption Keys and Built-In Encryption Functions 238

Encryption Functions 242

Separation of Users and Schemas 248

Synonyms 252

Specifying Execution Context for Procedural Code 253

Code Signing 259

SQL Server Permissions and SQLCLR Objects 261

Assembly Permissions: Who Can Catalog and Use an Assembly? 262

What .NET Framework Code Can Do from within SQL Server: Safety Levels 268

Where Are We? 275

Chapter 7: SQL Engine Enhancements 277

Improvements to the SQL Engine 277

SNAPSHOT Isolation 278

Data Definition Language Triggers 289

Event Notifications 294

Large Value Data Types 298

Loading Data with the New BULK Provider 301

Statement-Level Recompilation 301

Query Hints, Plan Guides, and Plan Forcing 303

Where Are We? 309

Chapter 8: T-SQL Language Enhancements 311

Improvements to Transact-SQL 311

Error Handling 312


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