Database Engine Developer InfoCenter
In Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the Database Engine developer role covers the full range of developer interaction with the Database Engine. Many types of developers, such as database designers or Web site developers, work with the Database Engine. For more information, see Troubleshooting (Database Engine).
To help Database Engine developers be as effective as possible, the following lists provide links to developer concepts and reference material for languages, object models, and APIs used to develop databases and data-driven applications and Web sites.
Application Design Concepts
Database Design Concepts
Data Access Programming
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