Essential ADO.NET

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Addison-Wesley, 2002 - Computers - 521 pages
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Annotation Make the most of ADO.NET in real-world application development!

-- Use ADO.NET to build robust, high-performance Web and n-tier database applications.

-- New and updated ADO.NET features: connection pooling, disconnected updates, optimistic concurrency, and more.

-- In-depth coverage: DataSet object model, data binding, XML data access integration, DataAdapters, providers, consumers, and more.

Discover what makes ADO.NET uniquely powerful -- and how you can use it to solve Web development problems that couldn't easily be solved with previous data access technologies. Beauchemin begins by outlining the tasks a contemporary data access API must address, explaining the ADO.NET capabilities that are truly novel, and describing the data storage styles and application types ADO.NET is best suited for. Next, using simple examples, he introduces each key component of ADO.NET: its data providers, DataSet object model, and XML data access model. Beauchemin explains how ADO.NET varies from the provider model common to traditional data access technologies, and introduces new features such as connection pooling and automatic distributed transactions. He presents in-depth coverage of ADO.NET DataAdapters, and offers detailed guidance on when to use a direct-from-the-database stream (the ADO.NET Data Reader) and when to use an offline cache. The book contains extensive coverage of data binding, XML and data access integration, XML data providers, data consumers movin

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Bob Beauchemin is a database-centric application practitioner and architect, DBA, instructor, course author, and writer. He's Director of Developer Skills at SQLskills (, and teaches his SQL Server 2005 courses around the world. Bob has written extensively on SQL Server and other databases, database security, ADO.NET, and OLE DB.

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