Media praise for Transact-SQL Cookbook

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"This is the first 'book review' on my site and it happens to be the most practical Transact-SQL (T-SQL) book I've ever read. I read this book cover to cover and picked up a lot of tips and tricks. Before I start with the 'chapter by chapter' review, let me walk you through the key characteristics of this book. It is a concise (Hardly 300 pages), practical, no-nonsense book...Overall, this is a valuable book for beginning-to-intermediate SQL Server programmers and a great reference for experienced database professionals."
--Narayana Vyas Kondreddi, SQL Server website, August 2002

"The 'Transact-SQL Cookbook' is the best book I have read for learning how to get T-SQL to do a lot of things you never knew it could. Did you know you can perform matrix multiplication in SQL? How do you create a calendar in SQL? How do you find non-recurring events? What about using T-SQL to calculate statistical autocorrelation? Yes, all of these things are possible to do in T-SQL, in fact, they're discussed in detail in this book...During development, if a particularly hairy T-SQL task comes your way, chances are, the solution is covered in some form or another in this book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who regularly works with or writes T-SQL. A must have for any library."
--Salt Lake City ColdFusion User Group, July 2002

"A well-presented text that should have something of interest for any SQL user."
--Major Keary, Book News 2002 No 10