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  • Paperback: 696 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (April 10 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590590104
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590590102
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 18.5 x 23.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,237,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By A Customer on June 8 2004
Format: Paperback
A bit of an "old" book but still rock solid information presented in an easy to read fashion. I did find a few minor inconsistencies but not enough to deviate from the 5 star rating.
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Carsten Thomsen, Database Programming with C# (Apress, 2002)
Now this is a C# book (unlike the last one I reviewed here). Thomsen gets into the nuts and bolts from the get-go and starts the reader developing a real application. He gives us the underlying application logic, explains how it works (and tries to instill good coding practices along the way), all with an eye towards actual development rather than stand-alone sample programs that teach only a very few.
I wish he'd spent more time in the book's final chapter going over some of the code explicitly rather than just referring us to the code in the online zip files, but what's here is pretty fine. *** ½
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I'm pretty fanatical over anything relating to database technology as well as .NET. So I'm probably quite biased but I think this book is really great. It's written such that a total beginner could pick it up and get going, but there's a lot of great material intertwined that I think intermediate developers would enjoy it too.
My number one criteria for a book is that it's interesting. I read the whole thing and never got bored even though I was already familiar with much of the material. That's a big plus in my book. The content is good and the examples are practical and well discussed. On the other hand, I think he does a great job of discussing things in proportion to how important they are. Let's face it, twenty examples of using the DataAdapter Configuration wizard is silly and there's a title or two out there that goes down that road. This is what I really enjoyed because he shows you both ways of doing just about everything (using code or doing it with UI tools) and explains the what's and hows.
I've liked every book he's written and this is no exception.
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By J. Mootz on Dec 6 2003
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The worst computer book I have ever read...I not going to waste my time (or yours) giving countless examples.
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By A Customer on Sept. 3 2003
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After reading this book I found that ADO.NET didn't add anything new and/or interesting compared to ADO. Everything in this book is bad: The content covered is plainly missing the point of databases in .NET, the samples are pretty bad and way to many pages are used to reprocedure the help file contents. Even the website where we should be able to download the sample code is not working
Luckily for me I borrowed another book that told a different story: Databases in .NET and ADO.NET rocks!!
Don't buy this book!
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By A Customer on May 8 2003
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with most of the reviewers. I end up returning this book and got "Best Practices" book from APress and ADO.NET Core Ref from MS Press. My 2 cents.
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I wanted to give it a 1. It has less database programming and other miscellenous topics are every where.
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From the first few pages of the book I got a rather satisfying feeling about the authors writing style; conscise and very informative. After reading the rest of the book I can only say that its a real pleasure to read a book with so much information and yet written in such an easy-to-read manner. I am what you would refer to as a veteran programmer and I am also fairly good with .net programming. However, I am not too good with the concept of disconnected data access, but this book has helped me correct that. Great book.
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