Beginning C# 2005 Databases: From Novice to Professional teaches you everything you need to know about relational databases, the SQL database language, and ADO.NET 2.0. You'll also get a sound start in developing console, Windows Forms, ASP.NET, and even XML database applications.
This book also teaches you database basics and how to use SQL to communicate with databases. You'll get detailed and code-practical techniques to access data in C# across a wide range of specific coding situations. Fully revised and upgraded for .NET 2.0, this book offers you the best contemporary practice in this core programming area, and you'll find yourself using it in nearly all your .NET projects. This book systematically
Provides step-by-step instructions on installing and configuring Visual C# and SQL Server Express editions
Presents all essential SQL query and update concepts and syntax, so you don't need 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
Explains all concepts through straightforward code examples
About the Author
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. 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.