A First Look at ADO.NET and System.Xml V. 2.0

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Addison-Wesley Professional, 2003 - Computers - 297 pages
Version 2.0 of the .NET Framework will offer powerful enhancements to ADO.NET that will give application and service developers unprecedented control over their data. In A First Look at ADO.NET and System.Xml v. 2.0, Microsoft's lead program manager on XML technologies joins with two leading .NET and XML experts to present a comprehensive preview of tomorrow's ADO.NET and System.Xml classes. Drawing on the first .NET Framework 2.0 Technology Preview Release, the authors introduce powerful new techniques for simplifying development, enhancing flexibility, and leveraging .NET's new support for emerging XML standards. They also preview important new synergies between .NET Framework 2.0, XML, and the next version of SQL Server (code-named Yukon). This book's detailed coverage includes: Clear explanations of Microsoft's data-access intentions and directions--so you'll be ready when .NET 2.0 arrives A brief overview of ObjectSpaces--the exciting new technology for using objects that represent and hold their own dataMajor improvements in bulk loading, batch execution, and paging Support for truly asynchronous connection and command operationsIn-process server-side cursors for programmat

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It appears the book was written before v2.0 was released, and Microsoft changed things after.


Bulk Loading Batch Execution and Paging
The New Batched Update Features
Retrieving Connection Statistics
MARS in Action
10 The Methods of the SqlDataReader Class for UDT Support
15 The Column Value Access Methods of the SqlResultSet Class
New Features of System Xml
An Overview of the XPathDocument2 Class
1 The Constructors for the XPathDocument2 Class
4 The Events of the XPathDocument2 Class
The XPathEditor and XPathChangeNavigator Classes
9 The Methods of the XPathEditor Class
12 Differences between the XmlSchemaCollection and
The XmlAdapter and SqlXml Classes
XQuery and SQL Server

1 Typical Scenarios for XML
Relational Object

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

Alex Homer is a computer geek and Web developer with a passion for ASP.NET, who doubles as a consultant, trainer, and speaker. Together with Dave Sussman, he has written many books on Microsoft technologies, including ASP.NET v. 2.0--The Beta Version (Addison-Wesley, 2005). He and Dave are the only two Microsoft "Software Legends" from the UK.

Dave Sussman speaks frequently at Microsoft development conferences and has been writing about ASP since its earliest release. Together with Alex Homer, he has written many books on Microsoft technologies, including ASP.NET v. 2.0--The Beta Version (Addison-Wesley, 2005). He and Alex are the only two Microsoft "Software Legends" from the UK.

Mark Fussell is a lead program manager at Microsoft, working on XML and Web service technologies. He designed the XML APIs in version 1.0 release of System.Xml in the .NET Framework and worked on the design of version 2.0 until the end of 2004. In this role, he helped define the future direction of XML and data access in the .NET Framework and within SQL Server 2005. Mark is now the program manager for the Web Services Enhancements (WSE) product, which enables developers to build advanced, secure, service-oriented applications within Visual Studio, based around the WS-* specifications. Fortunately, this still allows him to work with developers and the XML APIs in .NET, and to remain passionate about current and emerging XML technologies to integrate data across platforms XML came, it saw, it integrated. Mark speaks regularly at conferences and can be contacted via his blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/mfussell.

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