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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Guru's Guide to Transact-SQL
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Ken Henderson
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Just what I needed


I've been looking for a book like this for about five years. I wanted something that went beyond the Microsoft documentation. Something that told me all the little details they usually left out. Well I finally found it. This book gives it all. Its loaded with good examples. It doesn't just tell you how to do something. It shows you. I couldn't believe you could do all the stuff you can do with just Transact SQL. I guess it comes down to knowing what your doing. One more thing: I learned more from the tuning chapter than I have in some whole books on the subject. It was great. This is the best SQL book around.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Reporting Services in Action (In Action series)
Publisher: Manning Publications
Authors: Teo Lachev
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Lots of tips but not good follow along examples


I found this book to have lots of information, but if you learn best by hands on examples, this is not the book for you. The author shows you a report already done and gives a quick explanation of how he got there. It is not a step-by-step type of book. As a lot of the examples shown do not have a how-to to go with it, I found this book not a good place to start. There are others that are more hands-on and step-by-step which are easier to learn from.

Having said that, if you've had some Reporting Services experience and are just looking to brush up on techniques and/or learn additional techniques, then this book will probably save you the tediousness of having to go through a step-by-step example that you have already done in the past.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services (Database)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Brian Larson
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Nothing special. Good Introduction to Sql Reporting Sevices


Its basically for a non-programmer. and it says basically on the cover thats its for DBAs. so it was my fault. too simple and straightforward. but it was good for an introduction.




Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Dreamweaver MX 2004: The Missing Manual
Publisher: Pogue Press
Authors: David McFarland
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Best Class for the money!!


I totally recommend this book. It is chuck full of information. If you are trying to learn dreamweaver and are trying to figure out what book to get.. this is all you need!! I've been treating the book like a class going through a chapter a day and it is just awesome!! I recommend going through cover to cover. If you think you know everything about the chapter go thru it anyway because otherwise you might miss a helpful little tidbit of info that you didn't know. I am in the last section now and I definately got my moneys worth, (unlike a lot of college classes that were a waste of time and money). This is the book to get!!!