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ISBN-13: 978-1430215943 ISBN-10: 1430215941 Edition: 2009th
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Hilary Cotter has been involved in information technology for more than 19 years. He has worked as a web and database consultant specializing in search solutions, and he has helped several major sites tune their e-commerce sites. Hilary has answered over 6,000 questions on the Microsoft newsgroups and founded, with Chris Crowe, both IISFAQ.com, the world's largest resource for information on Internet Information Server, and IndexServerFAQ.com, which averages 1.2 million hits per month. In 2001, Microsoft recognized him with a Microsoft SQL Server "Most Valuable Professional" award. Hilary received his bachelor's of applied science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto. He subsequently studied economics at the University of Calgary and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Michael Coles has more than a decade's experience designing and administering SQL Server databases. A prolific writer of articles on all aspects of SQL Server, particularly on the expert use of T-SQL, he holds MCDBA and MCP certifications. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in information technology from American Intercontinental University in Georgia. A member of the United States Army Reserve, he was activated for two years following 9/11.
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Product Details

  • Series: Expert's Voice in SQL Server
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 2009 edition (December 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430215941
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430215943
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,134,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Coles is a principal database architect and developer working out of New York. He has authored several books, published dozens of articles on SQL Server development topics (both online and in print), and regularly speaks at SQL Server user groups. He has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for his work with SQL Server and contributions to the development community. He holds multiple Microsoft certifications including MCITP:Database Development 2008 and MCDBA. Michael currently lives in New Jersey. His blog can be found at http://sqlblog.com/blogs/michael_coles/.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James A. Luetkehoelter on February 10, 2009
Format: Paperback
Those of you that know me know that I don't endorse anything lightly. MVP Michael Coles sent me a number of his books in exchange for mine (still coming Michael), and I just finished perusing the first one on my list: Pro Full-Text Search in SQL Server 2008. I highly endorse this book to anyone jumping into the Full-Text arena - and my hope is that more and more are, it is a great technology. Michael and Hilary Cotter (who contributed, not sure where, but it matters not) did a fine job with it. Make no mistake, this is a difficult topic to tackle and a complicated feature in SQL Server 2008. Even if you have worked with Full-Text Search in 2005, there's a lot to learn since it changes dramatically in SQL Server 2008. It's well written, organized and very detailed. Will it tell you everything you need to know about Full-Text Search - of course not. But it covers quite a bit.

This is not a book for a novice. The first few chapters focus on the basics of administration, but the book quickly moves into some fairly complicated ways in which the technology may be used. One of my favorite sections is a discussion on multilingual databases. This is an extremely important chapter - if you don't work with multilingual data yet, trust me, you will. Even for languages with a Latin character set can create confusion for Full-Text Search if it isn't aware of how the language uses accent marks. For example, in French there is the accent a gu (or aigu) - é and the accent grave - è. There can be words that are very similar in spelling, but use different accents. How does FTS know how to decide what matches? And those same accent symbols in Spanish may have completely different rules.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By YisMan on March 27, 2010
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great detail excelent samples. heeavy on theory AND practice. everything neesary for utiluzing fts. includes loads of best-practices
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By Mr. T on July 9, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Needed info on free text with sql server and found everything i was looking for and more. Developed this feature in our product and turned out better than expected. As i said, great book! Recommend to anyone who requires free text
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0 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Darcel Gibbs on September 14, 2009
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Delivery was quick. The book arrived as stated in the description new and clean. The material is helpful in my present job position. Great buy!
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