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ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook--New from O'Reilly: Data Access Made Easy with the Latest .NET Technologies

April 18, 2008

ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook Sebastopol, CA—Microsoft ADO.NET 3.5 is the latest data access technology from Microsoft. It's a collection of classes that are part of the .NET Framework, and is designed to provide consistent access to data in loosely coupled n-tier application architectures such as web services. "Data access is a key part of all business and other application development," says Bill Hamilton, author of ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook (O'Reilly, US $54.99).

"Since the first edition of this book, the .NET platform and SQL Server have become serious competitors to technologies such as J2EE and products like Oracle," Hamilton says. "Understanding and using ADO.NET correctly is critical to the construction of .NET Windows and Web forms applications that consume, use data, and update data. ADO.NET is simply the most robust and easiest to use data access technology."

Updated for Visual Studio 2008, .NET Framework 3.5, and SQL Server 2008, the book demonstrates how you can work with LINQ and other new .NET technologies to make data access easier and more efficient. ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook offers time-saving recipes for:

  • Connecting to data
  • Working with disconnected data objects
  • Querying, retrieving, searching, analyzing, adding, modifying, copying, and transferring data
  • Maintaining database integrity
  • Programmatically working with data in .NET Windows and Web Forms user interfaces
  • Working with XML data
  • Optimizing data access
  • Enumerating and maintaining database objects
  • SQL Server CLR integration

ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook is designed to solve a wide variety of real-world data access problems. Clearly organized, the book makes it easy to locate and use the recipes presented, offering more than 200 coding solutions and best practices for problems that developers will encounter every day with ADO.NET. The recipes not only address immediate needs, but also help readers learn the underlying concepts of this technology.

"This is my favorite type of technical book to write--one that presents real world problems and accompanying solutions--rather than the typical tutorials that often leave the reader without an ability to do that," says Hamilton. "As a consultant who designs large-scale, I believe that I understand the data access problem domain and its importance."

For a review copy or more information please email kathrynb@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Bill Hamilton is a technology and management consultant who specializes in assessing business objectives and company processes and designing and restructuring technology strategy and enterprise architecture.

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For more information about this book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see the catalog page for ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook.

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