Beginning VB 2005 Databases: From Novice to Professional

James Huddleston & Others

Beginning Visual Basic 2005 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.

  • Published on Jun 12 2007
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Beginning Visual Basic 2005 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 new SQL Server XML data type and the forthcoming 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 VB 2005 across a range of coding situations. Code-heavy and full of practical detail, this book has been fully revised and upgraded for .NET 2.0 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 needn’t have 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 VB 2005 context.
  • Explains all concepts through straightforward code examples.

Author Information

James Huddleston has worked with computers since 1974, specializing in database design and development since 1980. He has a bachelor’s degree in Latin and Greek from the University of Pennsylvania and a juris doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh. A technical reviewer of dozens of computer books, including Beginning C# Objects: From Concepts to Code, he finds databases an endlessly fascinating area of work and almost as intellectually rewarding as his hobby: translating Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey” from the original Greek.

Ranga Raghuram has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India, and a master’s degree from Virginia Tech in Virginia.

Scott Allen has a master’s degree in computer science from Shippensburg University. He’s a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer. And he regularly serves as an adjunct faculty member at various colleges in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Syed Fahad Gilani has more than 15 years of experience in computing. He sold his first program at the age of ten.

Jacob Hammer Pedersen started programming in the early 1990s, moving gradually from Pascal to C++ to Visual Basic. In the summer of 2000, he discovered C# and has explored it happily ever since.

Jon Reid was editor for the C++ and Object Query Language components of the Object Data Management Group standard, and has co-authored several C# books.