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Beginning VB.NET Databases [Paperback]

Thearon Willis


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Oct. 15 2004
What is this book about?

Beginning Visual Basic .NET Databases teaches Visual Basic .Net developers the concepts and skills necessary to write VB.Net database applications. This book touches on database design concepts but focuses on using ADO.Net to access and manipulate data in relational databases. While the book covers all data providers in ADO.Net briefly, the primary objective is to focus on using the OleDb provider for accessing Access databases and the SQL provider for accessing SQL Server databases.

What does this book cover?

Readers learn how to how to use queries, views, and stored procedures to efficiently access and manipulate data from their applications. We provide examples and instruction on accessing data from Windows applications, ASP.Net applications, as well as Web Services.

Specific coverage includes the following:

  • ODBC
  • OleDB
  • SQL, Stored Procedures, and Views
  • Creating Queries
  • Building a Data Access Class
  • Selecting and Updating Data
  • Accessing Data in ASP.NET
  • Working with XML Web Services

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One of the most popular programming languages today, Visual Basic®.NET is designed to be the easiest and most productive tool for creating .NET applications. This book will show you how to harness the power of VB.NET in order to write your own practical database programs that can be used throughout the enterprise.

With the help of examples and instructions, you'll discover how to dramatically improve the performance and scalability of your existing databases. You'll also learn how to efficiently access and manipulate data from their applications. And you'll find out how to utilize queries, views, store procedures, and much more.

What you will learn from this book

  • To work effectively with DataSets, DataTables, DataColumns, and DataViews
  • Successful ways to use the VS.NET Data Wizards with Access, SQL Server, and Oracle
  • How to use ADO.Net to access and manipulate data in relational databases
  • Ways to build business logic and data access components
  • How to effectively write database applications using SQL Server and Oracle
  • Techniques for creating and consuming Web Services from Windows and Web applications
  • How to select and update data, use joins, validate input, and much more

Who this book is for

This book is for developers who want to bring their current databases and applications up to speed with the newest .NET framework. Some experience developing Windows and ASP.Net applications with Visual Basic.Net is helpful, but not essential.

About the Author

Thearon Willis, (Benson, NC) currently works as a senior consultant and develops intranet applications using ASP.NET, DHTML, XML, JavaScript, VBScript, VB COM components, and SQL Server. Over the years, Thearon has worked on a variety of systems from mainframe to client-server development.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Book July 10 2005
By Randy Given - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is exceptional. I have been programming for quite a while, so some of these are old hat, but the presentation is well thought out, easy to follow, quick to learn. Just an exceptional book for this topic.

Not only do you get to use ADO.NET on Access, but SQL Server and/or Oracle, as well as ASP.NET and Web Services. All without breaking into a sweat.

I had a question about one thing and I posted on the Wrox forum for the book. The author himself responded very quickly and we got it straightened out (it was on my end, not the book). I printed out the errata, but there are few errors in the book. Just an all around excellent book.

p.s., oh, yeah, I bought two copies -- one for work and one for home.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Run Away!!! Aug. 28 2007
By charles - Published on Amazon.com
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If you want info now, don't buy this book. To get anything useful you have to read the whole the whole thing and do all the exercises. I prefer books that have many good clear examples that you can work through and learn from. I don't have time to use this type of book.
3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good but .. June 1 2005
By S. Turki - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Very good book for beginners but the drawback of this book can be summarized in 2 points:

1) ASP.NET 2.0 beta release had been announced and it fly with coding to the next level where you can get rid of 70% your code lines (according to Microsoft !, and this includes database classes and objects which changed dramatically in ASP.NET 2.0 . So, why to learn an old version ;).

2) I rated this book "4" stars, because some of the examples in this book are very long where you get bored before you see your result.

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