Beginning C# 2008 Databases: From Novice to Professional / Edition 1

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Overview

Assuming only basic knowledge of C# 2008, Beginning C# 2008 Databases teaches all the fundamentals of database technology and database programming readers need to quickly become highly proficient database users and application developers.

A comprehensive tutorial on both SQL Server 2005 and ADO.NET 3.0, Beginning C# 2008 Databases explains and demonstrates how to create database objects and program against them in both T–SQL and C#. Full of practical, detailed examples, it’s been fully revised and updated for C# 2008 and offers the most complete, detailed, and gentle introduction to database technology for all C# programmers at any level of experience.

  • Comprehensively and concisely explains fundamental database concepts and programming techniques
  • Rich in working examples of both T–SQL and C# programs
  • Covers all the features most database programming ever requires

What you’ll learn

  • How relational databases work and how to use them
  • How C# uses ADO.NET to access databases
  • How to write stored procedures in T–SQL and call them from C# programs
  • How to use XML in database applications
  • How to use LINQ to simplify C# database programming
  • How to install SQL Server 2005 Express and Visual C# 3.0
  • Express and use them to teach yourself database programming by doing it

Who this book is for

Beginning C# 2008 Databases is for every C# programmer. Database programming requires relatively little knowledge of C# but a lot of knowledge about relational database concepts and the database language SQL. This book assumes no prior database experience and teaches you, always through hands–on examples, how to create and use relational databases with SQL and how to access them with C#. Almost every application needs to access a database, and this book teaches all the fundamentals you needand may ever needto develop professional database applications.

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Meet the Author

Syed Fahad Gilani has more than 15 years of experience in computing. He sold his first program at the age of 10.

Vidya Vrat Agarwal, a Microsoft .NET purist and an MCT, MCPD, MCTS, MCSD.NET, MCAD.NET, and MCSD, works with Lionbridge Technologies (NASDAQ: LIOX), and his business card reads "Subject Matter Expert" (SME). He is also a lifetime member of the Computer Society of India (CSI). He started working on Microsoft .NET with its beta release. He has been involved in software development, evangelism, consultation, corporate training, and T3 programs on Microsoft .NET for various employers and corporate clients. His articles can be read at ProgrammersHeaven.com, and he also reviews .NET preparation kits, available at UCertify.com. He has contributed as technical reviewer to many books published by Apress, including Beginning VB 2008 Databases: From Novice to Professional.

He lives with his beloved wife, Rupali, and lovely daughter, Vamika ("Pearly"). He believes that nothing will turn into a reality without them. He is the follower of the concept "No pain, no gain" and believes that his wife is his greatest strength. He is a bibliophile; when he is not working on technical stuff, he likes to be with his family and also likes reading spiritual and occult science books. He blogs at http://Dotnetpassion.blogspot.com. You can reach him at Vidya_mct@yahoo.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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