- Series: Expert's Voice in .NET
- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (November 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1430229616
- ISBN-13: 978-1430229612
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,657,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Scott Klein is a Microsoft SQL Server "Most Valuable Professional" and independent consultant specializing in SQL Server performance and business intelligence. Scott is the author of several books, including Professional SQL Server 2005 XML, Professional LINQ, and Pro ADO.NET 4.0 Entity Framework. He was a contributing author to Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation, as well as to the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Bible. Scott has written many articles for the SQL Server Standard magazine. He holds the MCDBA, MCSD, and MCSE certifications. He is heavily involved in the south Florida community, running two SQL Server user groups and the South Florida SQL Saturday events. Scott also speaks frequently at user groups across south Florida. Scott has nearly 20 years working with SQL Server and consulting in small to enterprise-size environments.
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- The book is concise and detailed about the Sql Azure platform.
- It explains and shows how to set up, use, develop to and maintain the Sql Azure databases.
- It details the differences of the Sql 2008 R2 and the Sql Azure platform.
- Explains cloud design patterns for cloud and mixed data including OData producing and consuming.
- Details how to work with other Azure web applications and services and how to securely write the applications.
- The book isn't, but feels a little short. I am used to huge books filled with fluff.
Do not be disappointed because this book is short (about 300 pages) compared to most of the Pro books that are 1200+ pages. Unlike many "Pro" books, this one doesn't spend 400 pages introducing the technology and getting you up to speed in baby steps. It gets to the point of Azure, Microsoft's cloud solution, and explains the current state of SQL Azure and how to use it. The authors expect you to be a professional developer at this point and know how to use .Net and Sql Server. So, if you really are a beginner at .Net development with Sql Server, this book is probably not for you.
The authors compare the cloud SQL Azure server to the current SQL 2008 R2 server and explain the differences in critical detail. This is invaluable to me as I have been looking into cloud applications and have been leery of how to properly architect a cloud and mixed application. The coverage of the differences of the 2008 R2 server and Sql Azure are detailed in the appendixes so you know what works in each place when you design your apps. Also, the chapter on OData and how it works with SQL Azure was enlightening.
I learned a lot from reading this book and it has helped direct me in my cloud development at this point.