Mike Snell and Lars Powers tackle developer productivity with their recent book titled Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed by Sams Publishing. Included is a sample chapter for download, Chapter 10 on Debugging.
Developers familiar with Test-Driven Development would like to continue their familiar Red-Green-Refactor cycle even when working with Stored Procedures. Cory Foy shows how to use Visual Studio for Database Professionals and inclusive tools as a framework for performing database unit tests.
With SQL Server 2000's hitting its end of life date next April, many shops that have been delaying the upgrade to SQL Server 2005 need to start looking at it seriously. This is why we have chosen to review the seventh edition of William Vaughn's Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server.