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Murach's SQL Server 2008 for Developers Paperback – Nov 24 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 748 pages
  • Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates; Third edition (Nov. 24 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890774510
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890774516
  • Product Dimensions: 25.3 x 20.4 x 3.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #417,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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After deciding to brush up on the newer version of SQL Server, I purchased this book based on reviews. I can see why it got good reviews. Subjects/Topics are grouped together well. Examples are nice and clear. Each chapter has a set of exercises to test your ability to recall what you have learned. The layout is quiet user friendly. The left page has a paragraph style presentation of information while the right hand side has example queries with results as well as point form presentation of key points.

Only downside is that there are no answers to the exercises with the book (which is understandable since it is a text/training book) I have contacted the company to get the answers and will await their answer. That is the only reason I didn't give it a 5 star(I will gladly change my rating if I receive the answers)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.7 out of 5 stars 39 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I like this book! Oct. 17 2016
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This is very useful book, especially for beginners!
5.0 out of 5 stars GET IT! Nov. 9 2015
By Steve Haffner - Published on
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Great book...great for beginner to intermediate topics.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Aug. 30 2009
By Sean R. Mclean - Published on
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I don't know if the magazine is still published, but "Mac Addict" had a product category for "Freaking Awesome". This deserves this ranking. There is a solid effort towards basic SQL usage that is focused on SQL Server 2008, but applies well to 2005 and even other RDBMs like MySQL if you want to stretch it some. My only problem was the actual construction of the book -- I went through two bindings. This may be an indicator of how heavily I've relied on this book too. The good folks at Murach's were good sports about it and sent replacements but they have some quality control issues to work out with that particular vendor. They probably already have this sorted out by now.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Out of Luck Feb. 24 2012
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The programmed learning method, where material is taught on one side of the page and then retaught using examples on the other side of the page is used very effectively in this book. Unfortunately, the merits of the book are negated by the fact that Murach does not give the answers to the practice exercises! This is not a problem until about half way through the book where the difficulty increases and there are 2 or 3 (or more) problems in every chapter that you just can't figure out. It would be really nice to have an appendix with the answers so that you could learn how to do those problems. I contacted Murach and requested the answers. They replied that they only send the Instructors CD to teachers who have purchased at least 15 books (and they need a copy of the receipt). If you buy one of Murach's books for self-teaching, as I suspect most Amazon shoppers do, you are out of luck. This greatly reduces the effectiveness of an otherwise good approach.
4 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great but no answers! April 26 2009
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Its an absolutely great book, but THERE ARE NO ANSWERS TO THE EXERCISE QUESTIONS!!!! Grrrr!