SQL SERVER – Coding Standards – Weekly Series – Memory Lane – #032

Here is the list of selected articles of SQLAuthority.com across all these years. Instead of just listing all the articles I have selected a few of my most favorite articles and have listed them here with additional notes below it. Let me know which one of the following is your favorite article from memory lane. Let us learn about Coding Standards in this blog post. 

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SQL Server – 2008 – Cheat Sheet – One Page PDF Download

Very frequently I have been asked to create a page, post or article where in one page all the important concepts of SQL Server are covered. SQL Server 2008 is very large subject and can not be even covered 1000 of pages. In daily life of DBA there are few commands very frequently used and for novice developers it is good to keep all the important SQL Script and SQL Statements handy.

I have attempted to create cheat sheet for SQL Server 2008 most important commands. User can print this in one A4 size page and keep along with them. This can be used in interviews where T-SQL scripts are being asked.

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SQL SERVER – Guidelines and Coding Standards Complete List Download

Coding standards and guidelines are very important for any developer on the path to a successful career. A coding standard is a set of guidelines, rules and regulations on how to write code. Coding standards should be flexible enough or should take care of the situation where they should not prevent best practices for coding. They are basically the guidelines that one should follow for better understanding.

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SQL SERVER – Guidelines and Coding Standards Part – 2

To express apostrophe within a string, nest single quotes (two single quotes). Example: SET @sExample = 'SQL''s Authority' When working with branch conditions or complicated expressions, use parenthesis to increase readability. IF ((SELECT 1 FROM TableName WHERE 1=2) ISNULL) To mark a single line as comment use (–) before the statement.…
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SQL SERVER – Guidelines and Coding Standards Part – 1

Use “Pascal” notation for SQL server Objects Like Tables, Views, Stored Procedures. Also tables and views should have ending “s”. Example: UserDetails Emails If you have big subset of table group than it makes sense to give prefix for this table group. Prefix should be separated by _. Example: Page_…
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