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From the reviews:
"Database programming in Microsoft’s .Net approach is accomplished via ADO.Net. … So in this book we might expect to find a detailed description of ADO.Net with C# examples. The author delivers on the expectation, covering ADO.Net in two of the 11 chapters. … it can be used as a reference text. … absolute beginners will find an abundance of useful information. … most of the content will more than satisfy beginners." (Daniel Moth, The Computer Bulletin, November, 2002)
"Database Programming with C# by Carsten Thomsen, is for people who have already done database programming in Visual Basic or Java and also know the basics of C# programming. … The appendix, showing connectivity to SQL Server 2000 using XML, is particularly useful. The coverage of unusual topics such as message queues and hierarchical databases demonstrates Thomsen’s mastery over .NET, making this book a must read, particularly for database programmers with basic knowledge of C#." (Alokesh Bhattacharyya, Computer Today, July, 2002)
Carsten Thomsen is a Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional," a recognition he received in August 1999. He lives in his native Denmark and currently holds the MCSE, MCAD, and MCSD certifications. Carsten has been programming in Visual Basic for more than 12 years, and he specializes in data access, object-oriented analysis and design, and enterprise development. These days, Carsten is primarily focused on development with Visual Studio .NET, using MSF, UML, Visual Basic .NET, and C#, but he also enjoys working with Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Microsoft Content Management Server 2002, and Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004. Carsten now works as a .NET consultant mainly in London and Dublin, but he also does the odd .NET training job.
A bit of an "old" book but still rock solid information presented in an easy to read fashion. Read morePublished on June 8 2004
Carsten Thomsen, Database Programming with C# (Apress, 2002)
Now this is a C# book (unlike the last one I reviewed here). Read more
The worst computer book I have ever read...I not going to waste my time (or yours) giving countless examples.Published on Dec 6 2003 by John M.
After reading this book I found that ADO.NET didn't add anything new and/or interesting compared to ADO. Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2003
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.Published on May 8 2003
I wanted to give it a 1. It has less database programming and other miscellenous topics are every where.Published on May 8 2003 by Robert Soverign
From the first few pages of the book I got a rather satisfying feeling about the authors writing style; conscise and very informative. Read morePublished on March 18 2003
I am a beginner to managed programming and I needed to get up to speed on database and particularly ADO.net connectivity from C#. Read morePublished on March 12 2003 by Mark Dinn
This book does a great job of explaining the basic concepts of creating database applications in C#. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2003