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ISBN-13: 978-1430242031
ISBN-10: 1430242035
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About the Author

Grant Fritchey works as a development database administrator for FM Global, an industry-leading engineering and insurance company. In his previous time as a database administrator and developer, he has worked at three failed dot-coms, a major consulting company, and a global bank. He has developed large-scale applications in languages such as VB, C#, and Java and has lived with SQL Server from the hoary days of 6.0, right through to 2012. His nickname at work is "The Scary DBA." He even has an official name plate, and he displays it proudly.
Grant volunteers for the Professional Association of SQL Server Users (PASS) and has written and published articles on various topics relating to SQL Server at Simple-Talk, SQL Server Central, SQL Server Performance, the PASS web site, SQL Standard, and the SQL Server Worldwide Users Group. He is the author of the book Dissecting SQL Server Execution Plans. He is one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group (SNESSUG).
Outside work, Grant kayaks, learns and teaches self-defense, brews his own beer, chops wood to heat his house, raises his kids, and helps lead a pack of Cub Scouts.
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Product Details

  • Series: Expert's Voice in SQL Server
  • Paperback: 532 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 3 edition (June 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430242035
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430242031
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #357,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Grant Fritchey has more than twenty years experience in IT. That time was spent in technical support, development and database administration. Grant currently works as a Product Evangelist at Red Gate Software. Grant writes articles for publication at SQL Server Central and Simple-Talk. He has published books including, "SQL Server Execution Plans" and "SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning." Grant has written chapters for "Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration", "SQL Server Team-based Development" "SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2" and "Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices." Grant Fritchey was one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group.

Grant has been awarded as a Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2009.

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Joseph D. Kennedy on June 28, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My original review:

The book has many issues related to the printing. For instance, page 1 chapter 1:

- Identifyingp roblematicS QLq ueries
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- Evaluatingt hee ffectiveness of the current indexes
- Avoidingb ookmarkl ookups
- Evaluatingt hee ffectiveness of the current statistics
- Analyzinga ndr esolvingf ragmentation
- Optimizinge xectutionp lanc aching

and so on.

This goes through the whole book.

I am returning it to Amazon in hopes to exchange it for a correctly printed book. Will have to see if I get a good one.

9/8/2012 Update:

After talking with the author and publisher via e-mail, they did make things right and helped me get a non-scrambled book.

Way to stand behind your product!

Anyhow, I just made it through the book and it is a worthy investment. I tend to accumulate a ton of tech books that, frankly, don't really help. Either they are too shallow in their coverage of topics or they are for the beginner.

After reading the non-scrambled text, I found there were many things that will help me on a daily basis.

Thanks again for standing behind your book and thanks for the additional knowledge to help me do my job!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tony McBroom on June 22, 2012
Format: Paperback
I am updating my review since it was quite unfair to base my review on look instead of content. I reviewed the book on type-setting alone, but now that I have started reading the book as best I can, I am finding it to be quite insightful and conceptually sound, as opposed to its manifestation in print. I read your 2008 book and could not wait to receive the 2012 edition, so I guess my anticipation and excitement when it finally arrived carried over to my review. I will update my review when I finish the book, but so far I am extremely impressed. Looks like another keeper and great addition to my growing collection.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By AB138 on March 27, 2013
Format: Paperback
The content of the book is decent, but not overly impressive. It has the benefit of having been released so soon after SQL Server 2012, but you can tell it was rushed out the door. The editing is pretty poorly done, there are a lot of typos. The quality of the printing is extremely poor, all images are of poor quality and it's difficult to make out details. The book could be a four, but the quality of the the editing and printing make it so difficult to read through that I would suggest a pass.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John M Higdon on July 19, 2013
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Good techniques to tune queries and tune the db. Lots of examples and details. Very good advice on this complicated topic. I would highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alexandre Brisebois on June 10, 2014
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This was a worthwhile read. Its full of important information about best practices which are absolutely crucial on Azure SQL Database.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dinko Fabricni on June 28, 2014
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The book is very good in describing the main performance topics from every aspect and gradually builds on each chapter. I have not finished reading it yet, but I am on 70% and I have already managed to detect, analyze and troubleshoot some slow performing queries. I would recommend the book to anyone.
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