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Expert SQL Server 2005 Development by Hugo Kornelis, Lara Rubbelke, Adam Machanic

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Chapter 6. SQLCLR: Architecture and Design Considerations

Microsoft's announcement that it would host the common language runtime (CLR) within SQL Server 2005 was at once met by extreme resistance on the part of veteran DBAs and enthusiastic support by many developers. The only thing consistent among these two groups is that neither seemed to understand what integration would and would not actually offer. Rumors of the death of T-SQL and of developers being able to create vast worlds of DBA-impenetrable, compiled in-process data access code abounded.

The truth is that SQLCLR integration is not such a scary nor such a useful idea as many thought. And since SQL Server 2005 has been released, the fervor has, for the most part, died down. It does not ...

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