[PL] Manning eBook w praktyce

Postanowiłem dziś pobrać obie części książek z cyklu SQL Server MVP Deep Dives: Volume One (codename: War Child) oraz Volume Two (codename: Operation Smile). O czym są te książki w zasadzie nie muszę pisać, wiadomo, że o SQL. Natomiast sama idea polega na napisaniu rozdziału do tej książki przez zgłoszonych i wybranych posiadaczy tytułu SQL Server MVP z całego świata. W poprzednim roku w programie wzięło udział 53 MVP (w tym z Polski – Paweł Potasiński), zaś w tym roku 64 MVP (w tym dwóch z Polski – Paweł Potasiński i moja skromna osoba).

Najważniejsze jest jednak to, że całkowity dochód ze sprzedaży tych książek trafia do wybranych przez “komitet organizacyjny” fundacji. Dla Volume One {LINK} jest to: War Child zaś dla Volume Two {LINK} wybrano: Operation Smile. W przypadku tej pierwszej pozycji już ponad 60 tysięcy dolarów udało się przekazać organizacji. Każdy kto kupi książkę (w wersji drukowanej, a wiadomo, że takie są najlepsze) ma prawo do pobrać wersje elektroniczne (najczęściej w plikach PDF, ePub i Kindle). Tak też i ja zrobiłem.

Rys.1 | Wchodzimy na stronę publikacji elektronicznych manning.com/ebookoffer

Rys.2 | Jeśli już jakąś pozycje pobieraliśmy, jest ona w naszej bibliotece.

  

Rys.3&4 | Wybieramy opcję Register pBook a następnie podajemy pierwszy kod z wkładki jaką znajdziemy w drukowanej książce. Kody są podobne do bankowych kart zdrapek i wybieramy je z komórki podanej przez system (w tym wypadku A1).

Rys.5 | Po poprawnym podaniu pierwszego kodu książka “leciutko nam się ujawnia” w postaci wyszarzonej. Teraz czas na podanie drugiej sekwencji.

 

Rys.6 | Co po poprawnym jej prowadzeniu uaktywnia nam książkę i linki.

Po co ten post? Bo spodobał mi się system. I kropka.

[EN] My book (MVP Deep Dives Vol2) has arrived !

SQLSRVMVPDDII_5Today, 2nd of November is my name day. And one of the best gift for all my name days has been delivered about midday. I’m sure, that You remember about my voluntary works in special project: Operation Smile. In fact I wrote one – 18th – chapter for new Manning Book: SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume Two. And printed version of this book, called Author’s Copy is now in my hands.

It was very hard job for me. I wrote it in Polish, next tranlated to English, send for proofreader, and send few times to my Great Bosses in this project: Paul Randal and Kimberly Tripp. I must say: BIG THANK YOU for this opportunity; for You help and patience. It’s my first experience with this kind of job: as writing for english readers. Hope my chapter will be interesting and halpfull for You. Please send me any comments, opinions, bad and/or good words when You read this. SQLSRVMVPDDII_6

Please buy this book, all money will go not for authors, but for childrens – directly for Operation Smile Foundation. Outside my chapter You will find a tons of great knowledge based on hundreds years of experience by over 60 Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professionals. For details go HERE.

Last but not least – It looks excellent, isn’t?

[EN] SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Free PASS Edition

BOOKLET__MVPDeepDives_FreePASSeditionYes, I know – we all should be in Seattle now at PASS Summit 2011. But it is not possible. Yes, I know – almost all of us waiting for delivery of fresh, just published (on Thursday, 13th October) SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume Two: Operation Smile. But… Why we are waiting?

In the meantime between ordering process (I prefer Manning Shop) and delivery GREAT moment… we can preview a selected chapters from both volumes: SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume One: War Child and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume Two: Operation Smile. Just go to Manning Special Site, and get free PDF format (for kindle and epub will be soon) with four selected chapters of each books (almost one hundred pages):

From SQL Server MVP Deep Dives
BI for the Relational Guy by Erin Welker
Business Intelligence can be intimidating if you spend most of your time in relational database development. This chapter provides an overview of building BI solutions from the perspective of traditional relational database development–including tips from someone who’s been there.

Louis and Paul’s 10 key relational database design ideas by Paul Nielsen and Louis Davidson
Database design hasn’t changed considerably in the past ten years, and yet we often see the same mistakes now that we did in the early days of SQL Server. Paul and Louis take a swing at ten key concepts required to design and implement a database the right way.

Practical Auditing in SQL Server 2008 by Jasper Smith
Starting with SQL Server 2008, Enterprise Edition, instance and database audits are built into the database engine. This chapter looks at the lightweight audit model and the new extended events infrastructure.

Tracing the Deadlock by Gail Shaw
Have you ever seen a deadlock? If so, you’ve also stared at the incomprehensible error messages and deadlock graph pages that accompany it. Here, Gail Shaw shows you how to trace the details of a deadlock and tease the necessary information out of the deadlock graph so you can figure out what happened and how to fix it.

From SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, Volume 2
TSQL: Bad Habits to Kick by Aaron Bertrand
We all haall have bad habits, but not many are as obvious as using SELECT *. In this chapter, Aaron explains a few of these bad habits that affect performance and maintainability, how they develop, and why they’re so bad in the first place.

Yes, we are all "individuals" (A look at uniqueness in the world of SQL) by Rob Farley
You may know that you can put uniqueness constraints on your data. You may not realize the significant benefits uniqueness constraints can have on your SQL queries. Here, Rob Farley shows you how to make the most of this unique feature.

SQL Server Cost Recovery by Peter Ward
IT departments are continually being asked to do more with less because it’s difficult to recover the costs associated with database management. Peter Ward shows you techniques to recover the costs associated with SQL Server management in a way that will satisfy the corporate bean counters.

Parameter Sniffing: Your Best Friend…Except When It Isn’t by Grant Fritchey
Parameter sniffing has two faces. Here, Grant Fritchey shows you the good side of the technique, which should be complimented and promoted. He also outlines several ways that bad parameter sniffing can be addressed and presents mechanisms for investigating bad parameter sniffing issues.

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