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Book Review 

Professional ADO.NET 2: Programming with SQL Server 2005, Oracle, and MySQL

Book Description

The book will focus on practical database applications for using ADO.NET 2.0. It will serve as a technical handbook, with plenty of code examples. The focus will be on ADO use with SQL Server 2005, but will also look at uses with Oracle and MySql. This book is one of an ongoing series of programming books published by Wrox Press.

About the Technology

ADO.NET 2.0 is due for release from Microsoft by the end of the year. It will be released in conjunction with Visual Studio 2005 Development Environment and Sql Server 2005. ADO.NET technology is used to access databases, such as Sql Server, Oracle, and other high end databases, and many applications are built using this technology.

Sql Server is the database that receives the most attention from the Microsoft Visual Studio development team. It is the one used most often in Microsoft application development. As a result, Sql Server and Visual Studio will be closely tied together this year. With Sql Server it will be possible to program using the .NET Framework and ADO.NET from directly within the database.

About the Authors

This publication marks the second professional programming handbook from Scalable Development co-founders, Wallace B. McClure and John J. Croft, IV. But the two did not write alone this time; six other high level .NET developers, authors and Microsoft MVP’s (Most Valuable Professionals) also contributed. The book features Gregory Beamer, a developer specializing in SQL Server with an emphasis on reporting; J. Ambrose Little, editor-in-chief of the ASPAlliance and an ASPInsider who works as a Web Architect for a large credit union; Bill Ryan, SQL Server global developer; Phil Winstanley, a Manchester, England based web applications developer who is currently working for Portfolio Europe, is an ASPInsider, co-owner of Microsoft Web Developers UK and the North West England Regional Director for the .NET Exchange; David Yack, president of Colorado Technology Consultants, Inc., member of ASPAlliance, the Denver .NET User Group and leader of the South Colorado .NET User Group; and Jeremy Zongker, founder and senior developer of Trilitech, LLC, an MCSD.NET certified developer and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer for .NET.

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*Professional ADO.NET 2: Programming with SQL Server 2005, Oracle, and MySQL was published in 2005 by Wrox Press.