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Beginning VB 2008 Databases: From Novice to Professionalby Vidya Vrat Agarwal
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Beginning VB 2008 Databases teaches you everything you need to know about relational databases, SQL, and ADO.NET 2.0, giving you a sound start in developing console and Windows database applications. The book also includes chapters on the SQL Server XML data type and the LINQ enhancements to the next version of Visual Basic.
In addition to teaching you database basics like using SQL to communicate with databases, this book provides you with detailed, code-practical techniques to access data in Visual Basic 2008 across a range of coding situations. Code-heavy and full of practical detail, this book has been fully revised and upgraded for .NET 3.5 and offers you the best contemporary practice in this core programming area, so that you?ll find yourself using it in nearly all your .NET projects.Provides step-by-step instructions on how to install and configure necessary tools Presents all essential SQL query and update concepts and syntax, so you don?t need prior familiarity with relational databases or SQL Describes how to use ADO.NET transactions, exceptions, and events Covers ADO.NET features for handling XML, text, and binary data within a Visual Basic 2008 context Explains all concepts through straightforward code examples What you?ll learn How relational databases work and how to use them How Visual Basic uses ADO.NET to access databases How to write stored procedures in T-SQL and call them from Visual Basic programs How to use XML in database applications How to use LINQ to simplify VB database programming How to install SQL Server 2005 Express and use it to teach yourself databases by doing databases Who this book is for
Beginning VB 2008 Databases is for every VB programmer. Database programming requires relatively little knowledge of VB but a lot of knowledge about relational database concepts and the database language SQL. This book assumes no prior database experience and teaches you, always through hands-on examples, how to create and use relational databases with SQL and how to access them with VB. Almost every application needs to access a database, and this book teaches all the fundamentals you may ever need to develop professional database applications.
Book News Annotation:
Loaded with code examples and practical solutions, this encyclopedic treatment includes all aspects of programming a database with SQL (Subsequent Server Language) 2005 and pulling the data into an application developed using VB 208. Master practitioners Agarwal and Huddleston also call in important new .NET 3.5 technologies, such as Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) and Language Integrated Query (LINQ), focusing on the tools everyone needs to complete day-to-day projects as they describe tools, relational databases, database queries, manipulation of data, stored procedures, XML, transactions, ADO.NET, connections, commands, data readers, data sets, data adapters, forms applications, ASP.NET applications, exceptions, events, and text and binary data. Illustrations, including screen captures, are remarkably clean and helpful, and the authors include summaries suitable for classroom use or in self-study. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Beginning VB 2008 Databases is for every VB programmer. This book assumes no prior database experience, and teaches, always through hands-on examples, how to create and use relational databases with the standard database language SQL and how to access them with VB. Almost every application needs to access a database, and this book concisely teaches all the fundamentals neededa and most that are ever neededa to develop professional database applications.
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