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Guru's Guide to SQL Server™ Stored Procedures, XML, and HTML, The by Ken Henderson

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The Five Phases Examined

When you build anything—whether it's a software product, a house, a statue, anything—you go through a series of phases or steps that hopefully results in a finished product. The procedure is no different when you build applications. This series of steps isn't something you have to commit to memory and hope you don't forget. On the contrary, it's completely intuitive and is borne of simple logic. Rather than some rigid code that you must always be careful to follow, the five general processes I outlined earlier will likely occur to you naturally as you design databases and build applications.

As far as the actual work of constructing a database application is concerned, you can focus on just the first three of the five ...

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