Microsoft® ADO.NET 4 Step by Step (Step by Step (Microsoft)) Paperback – 4 Nov 2010
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About the Author
Tim Patrick is an author and software architect with over 25 years of experience in software development and technical writing. He has written six books and several articles on programming and other topics. In 2007, Microsoft awarded him with its Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in recognition of the benefits his writings bring to Visual Basic and .NET programmers.
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This book provides a thorough, detailed and structured walkthrough of ADO.NET 4 concepts. It explains a) storing data in memory including joining tables and exporting to XML, b) loading & updating data from database tables, c) Entity Framework including visual modelling and Entity SQL, d) LINQ to DataSet, LINQ to Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL, e) binding data to Windows Forms and WPF.
The book is useful for .NET developers or architects developing database applications. It contains a lot of practical code samples which we can use. It is not deep on one subject, e.g. LINQ or Entity Framework, but it covers all aspects of ADO.NET in general.
The book was well structured for my needs, and the salient information was mixed with readable code samples which made this process simple and efficient.
Would absolutely recommend purchase.
Right from the beginning of the book I was dismayed at how much the descriptions in the book diverged from what SQL Server 2008 was showing me on my screen. Even connecting to the sample database that comes with the book is an immense headache. The screens I'm looking at do not match those in the book, the options I'm supposed to select / deselect don't exist, and I find myself totally lost before I've even got started. Instead of providing a clear introduction to accessing data on SQL Server from Visual Studio, I found myself totally confused and discouraged.
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And this book is completely dependent upon those code examples working properly, because they're not reproduced in the book. Therefore, if you can't see or work with the downloaded samples, you can't even follow along in the book.
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