For anyone who works with databases on the Microsoft platform, ADO 2.1 Programmer's Reference
provides a thorough guide to the latest Microsoft APIs in a small format handbook that fits into any size briefcase. This book will be appreciated for its efficient packaging of late-breaking technical information, as well as many small samples that show how to use these APIs effectively.
The best thing about this guide is its concise format explaining all major APIs used for database programming on the Microsoft platform. There's excellent coverage of Active Data Object (ADO) basics (with whole chapters that look at its Connection, Command, and Recordset objects). The book also pays attention to programming on the client with RDS programming for Internet Explorer. Standout sections include an excellent explanation of data shaping principles, along with a worthwhile programming how-to. Samples are presented using Visual Basic, with tips on using these objects in C++, Visual J++ and today's scripting languages.
Tutorial sections show off how to work with these APIs and reference sections list every method and constant for quick lookup. With its handy size and thorough scope, ADO 2.1 Programmer's Reference is suitable for VB, Web scripting, Java and C++ programmers--in other words, any developer who works with databases using Microsoft tools. --Richard Dragan, Amazon.com
Topics covered: ADO object model and APIs, OLE DB, ADOX (for programming with tables, fields, indexes, etc.), RDS, data warehousing and ADO Multidimensional (ADOMD), Jet and Replication Options (JRO), data shaping and Internet publishing, performance, tutorial and API reference.
From the Publisher
This book is aimed at existing database application programmers moving to ADO as well as developers using ADO who want a convenient and comprehensive quick reference and need information about the 2.1 upgrade.