TechDays 2010: 5 Things SQL Server does different from what many developers expect

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This talk is intended for the developer who knows about inner and outer joins, and knows how to write a T-SQL stored procedure. But sometimes developers bump into ‘weird’ behavior of SQL Server. This sessions dives into 5 common misconceptions developers have on SQL Server. We touch upon these topics: Transactions (nested transactions, the five and a half isolation levels), stored procedures (do they really speed up my query, what is the effect of the pre-compilation?), error handling (errors in a try block will jump to the catch block, don’t they?), statistics (SQL Server builds them automatically, so I shouldn’t worry about them, right?) and index design (we have a wizard for this, why would we need something else?).

Speaker : Nico Jacobs

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