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ADO and ADO.NET Programming (Transcend Technique) [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Mike Gunderloy

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22 Feb 2002 0782129943 978-0782129946 illustrated edition
ADO, or ActiveX Data Objects, is Microsoft′s key technology for data access in client/server and Web applications. This book covers both ADO and ADO.NET in one volume, allowing a programmer to select the appropriate technology for their database application. The material is good for not only VB.NET and C# programmers but also those using VBA, Access, and older versions of the Microsoft programming tools. It includes numerous examples showing various combinations of servers and clients, including SQL Server, Jet, and Oracle on the server side, and VB, Access, ASP.NET, and VB.NET on the client side. The book also covers more advanced topics, such as disconnected recordsets, XML integration, schema modification, and multidimensional aggregation. The companion CD–ROM includes all the sample code and applications from the book, plus a collection of third–party ADO utilities.

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Data access technology has come a long way in the past decade. The introduction of Microsoft Access was a major step forward, followed by the giant leaps represented by ADO and now by ADO.NET.

ADO and ADO.NET Programming will help you use both APIs to write data access code that works perfectly, irrespective of the data source or front end. You′ll learn to enlist ADO techniques in support of legacy systems, as well as in other scenarios where ADO is simply the better choice. And you′ll master the special capabilities of ADO.NET, such as support for XML and disconnected data, that promise to make it the dominant data access API for years to come. Simple data retrieval and updating is only the beginning. Advanced topics include schema modification, data synchronization, and multidimensional aggregation.

There′s more to ADO and ADO.NET than universal connectivity, of course. This book offers detailed coverage of source–specific and client–specific functionality, helping you tap into features unique to SQL Server, Oracle, and Jet, on the one hand, and Visual Basic, Access, and Excel, on the other hand. You also get a practical introduction to the .NET Framework and appendices covering major object models and the SQL and MDX query languages on CD.

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The enclosed CD contains all the book′s sample code—both ADO code written in Visual Basic 6 and ADO.NET code written in Visual Basic .NET. These examples vividly illustrate the book′s techniques and allow you to test their effectiveness and sharpen your own coding skills.

About the Author

Mike Gunderloy has worked with every Microsoft data access technology, from the release of Access 1.1 right through ADO.NET. He′san independent consultant and frequent author on database topics. His other Sybex books include the Access 2002 Desktop and Enterprise Developer′s Handbooks (with Paul Litwin and Ken Getz), SQL Server Developer′s Guide to OLAP with Analysis Services, Visual Basic Developer′s Guide to ADO, and Mastering SQL Server 2000. Mike lives on a farm in eastern Washington, where he raises chickens, llamas, and peacocks when he′s not wrestling with new software releases.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great ADO.NET Learning Book and Reference 13 Feb 2004
By Terry Smith - Published on
This is a very odd book in that eight of the chapters in this book cover ADO and nine cover .NET and ADO.NET (not including some extra chapters covering specific DB providers). You likely don't have much need for the ADO chapters, but the ADO.NET coverage is very good. The author gets to the point and has excellent step-by-step examples for both Windows Forms and ASP.NET. The later chapters give the best coverage I've seen for working with XML, reading XML from databases, synchronizing XML with datasets, etc. After reading it I still often refer back to this book as a reference.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent Coverage MS Data Access Technologies 24 Jun 2004
By C. A. Sines - Published on
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I picked this book up at a bargain price due to the print date/ success of the book. Let me tell you it was worth every penny and then some. The author has a good grasp on MS Data Access Technologies. The book is lengthy, but full of useful information. I even learned some things about the .NET architecture I didn't know by reading this book. Coverage is pretty in depth into both ADO and ADO.NET (OLE, ODBC, SQL its all covered). Example code is great to written in VB and VB.NET so C# programmers will have to extrapolate. Great book at an even better price!
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars rehash of ado book 30 Nov 2003
By "drcben4" - Published on
This must be a rehash of an ADO book because it is full of ADO chapters and examples. Its like writing a book about commercial travel where most examples are about propeller planes - nothing wrong but most people today use jets and today almost all new Windows programming is about .net access methods.
So save your money and go somewhere else. Its a shame the author did not rewrite the entire book - it could have been the classic ADO.NET book.
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