Murach's ADO. NET 3. 5, LINQ, and the Entity Framework with VB 2008

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This book shows Visual Basic developers how to use Visual Studio 2008 and ADO.NET 3.5 to develop database applications the way the best professionals do.

After an introductory section, section 2 shows how to use data sources and datasets for Rapid Application Development and prototyping of Windows Forms applications. Section 3 shows how to build professional 3-layer applications that consist of presentation, business, and database classes. Section 4 shows how to use the new LINQ...

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Overview

This book shows Visual Basic developers how to use Visual Studio 2008 and ADO.NET 3.5 to develop database applications the way the best professionals do.

After an introductory section, section 2 shows how to use data sources and datasets for Rapid Application Development and prototyping of Windows Forms applications. Section 3 shows how to build professional 3-layer applications that consist of presentation, business, and database classes. Section 4 shows how to use the new LINQ feature to work with data structures like datasets, SQL Server databases, and XML documents. And section 5 shows how to build database applications by using the new Entity Framework to map business objects to database objects.

To ensure mastery, this book presents 23 complete database applications that demonstrate best programming practices. And it's all done in the distinctive Murach style that has been training professional developers for 35 years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890774523
  • Publisher: Murach, Mike & Associates, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/30/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 707
  • Sales rank: 1,052,151
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 1.52 (d)

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

    A great book to start learning this technology!

    When I first picked up the Murach book "ADO.NET 3.5 Linq and the Entity Framework with VB 2008" by Anne Boehm, I was a little overwhelmed by the thought of investing time in another 700+ pages of technical jargon and technologies that I couldn't apply to my daily work. However, I'm glad I got past the cover and dug into it a little deeper.

    I read the 2009 updated version of this book that is divided into five major sections with several chapters under each section. These sections cover the latest Microsoft ADO data centric technologies that all .Net developers should know about, understand and be able to apply to their development projects.
    The sections are as follows:
    Section 1: An Introduction to ADO Programming
    Section 2: How to use data sources and datasets for Rapid Application Development
    Section 3: Three-Layer Windows Forms Applications
    Section 4: How to use LINQ (Language INtegrated Query)
    Section 5: How to use the Entity Framework

    FYI, there are two versions of this book for both VB and C# programmers. I appreciate this because I want to learn both languages and this makes it easy to compare and contrast the two languages.

    What I really like about this book is the practical approach; the author introduces you to a subject by giving you an overview of the technology and then teaches you by example by answering a series of "How to ." questions and answers. Included with the screenshots and code examples are a summarization of key concepts, terms to learn and occasional exercises. All the code examples and sample databases are downloadable from Murach.com.

    I believe this book is intended for the intermediate programmer that wants to learn these new technologies quickly and in a straight forward way. This book gets the job done and I highly recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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