You're a developer. You know how to write code that interacts with databases. Using tools like Entity Framework and LINQ, you can push and pull data to and from data sources. But how comfortable are you directly talking to a relational database in its native dialect—SQL? Maybe you can cobble together a basic SELECT statement—but when you do, do you feel like a traveler in a strange land where you barely know the language?
In this talk, Ben Gribaudo will overview using SQL to retrieve data from relational databases, with a particular focus on Microsoft SQL Server and Transact-SQL (T-SQL). A combination of tutorial and high-level overview, this talk aims to equip you with both practical knowledge you can immediately take back to your projects while also introducing you to other facets and capabilities of SQL Server/T-SQL which you can explore more on your own if they are of interest. In addition, a few database developer tips may be thrown in the mix.
Between solutions engineer, senior developer and database engineer, Ben Gribaudo brings with him a diversity of experiences, including a significant background in C#/.Net and Microsoft SQL Server. Ben runs a one-man technical consultancy (which is a fancy way of saying that he freelances). He blogs regularly on data and programming topics at www.bengribaudo.com.
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