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Has anyone read Mastering C# Database Programming by Jason Price?

I am looking for a good ADO.NET book to read. I know nothing about ADO as
yet. If anyone has read the book - would it be ok for starters? What did you
think of the book? If you didn't like the book, what would be your advice as
to which book to read on the ADO .NET for a ADDO.NET- newB?

Many thanks,
Zach.


Nov 16 '05 #1
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I haven't read the book, but my preference would be "ADO.NET in a Nutshell"
or "Pragmatic ADO.NET."

--
Manohar Kamath
Editor, .netWire
www.dotnetwire.com
"Zach" <00@00.00> wrote in message
news:d6***************************@freeler.nl...
I am looking for a good ADO.NET book to read. I know nothing about ADO as
yet. If anyone has read the book - would it be ok for starters? What did you think of the book? If you didn't like the book, what would be your advice as to which book to read on the ADO .NET for a ADDO.NET- newB?

Many thanks,
Zach.

Nov 16 '05 #2
> "Zach" <00@00.00> wrote in message
news:d6***************************@freeler.nl...
I am looking for a good ADO.NET book to read. I know nothing about ADO as yet. If anyone has read the book - would it be ok for starters? What did you
think of the book? If you didn't like the book, what would be your

advice as
to which book to read on the ADO .NET for a ADDO.NET- newB?

Many thanks,
Zach.

"Manohar Kamath" <mk*****@TAKETHISOUTkamath.com> wrote in message
news:eZ**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... I haven't read the book, but my preference would be "ADO.NET in a Nutshell" or "Pragmatic ADO.NET."

--
Manohar Kamath
Editor, .netWire
www.dotnetwire.com
You are number two with this advice,
so the book must be good. I will have
a look at it.

Thank you,
Zach.

Nov 16 '05 #3
Zach wrote:
"Zach" <00@00.00> wrote in message
news:d6***************************@freeler.nl. ..
I am looking for a good ADO.NET book to read. I know nothing about ADO
as
yet. If anyone has read the book - would it be ok for starters? What did


you
think of the book? If you didn't like the book, what would be your


advice
as
to which book to read on the ADO .NET for a ADDO.NET- newB?

Many thanks,
Zach.


"Manohar Kamath" <mk*****@TAKETHISOUTkamath.com> wrote in message
news:eZ**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
I haven't read the book, but my preference would be "ADO.NET in a


Nutshell"
or "Pragmatic ADO.NET."

--
Manohar Kamath
Editor, .netWire
www.dotnetwire.com


You are number two with this advice,
so the book must be good. I will have
a look at it.

Thank you,
Zach.


If you gained some knowledge about ADO.NET ther is one for the
intermediate programmer: "ADO.NET Cookbook" written by Bill Hamilton
(O'Reilly) is highly recommended.

Cheers

Catherine
Nov 16 '05 #4

"Catherine Lowery" <cl*****@imap.cc> wrote in message
news:32*************@individual.net...
If you gained some knowledge about ADO.NET ther is one for the
intermediate programmer: "ADO.NET Cookbook" written by Bill Hamilton
(O'Reilly) is highly recommended.

Cheers

Catherine


Hi Catherine,

I am a newB as far as ADO is concerned, So
I need a starter book first. I will keep what you
say in mind for after I have covered the basics.

By the way, what does the suffix cc stand for?
You have got me guessing.

TTFN
Zach.
Nov 16 '05 #5
On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 13:44:26 +0100, "Zach" <00@00.00> wrote:
I am looking for a good ADO.NET book to read. I know nothing about ADO as
yet. If anyone has read the book - would it be ok for starters? What did you
think of the book? If you didn't like the book, what would be your advice as
to which book to read on the ADO .NET for a ADDO.NET- newB?


The usual recommendation is David Sceppa's book from Microsoft Press,
but Pragmatic ADO.NET is also excellent. I'd say get both if you can,
cause they have different approaches but both are very clear. 'Pragmatic'
is C#-oriented, shorter, and very direct. Sceppa's book covers both
VB.NET and VC#, and though it's recommended often for good reason, there
are the occasional syntactic mixups. Make sure you look through both.

I've scanned through Jason Price's book and it looks OK, but haven't read
it completely, so I can't comment.

Nov 16 '05 #6

"_BNC" <_B**@nospam.org> wrote in message
news:54********************************@4ax.com...
On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 13:44:26 +0100, "Zach" <00@00.00> wrote:
I am looking for a good ADO.NET book to read. I know nothing about ADO as
yet. If anyone has read the book - would it be ok for starters? What did youthink of the book? If you didn't like the book, what would be your advice asto which book to read on the ADO .NET for a ADDO.NET- newB?


The usual recommendation is David Sceppa's book from Microsoft Press,
but Pragmatic ADO.NET is also excellent. I'd say get both if you can,
cause they have different approaches but both are very clear. 'Pragmatic'
is C#-oriented, shorter, and very direct. Sceppa's book covers both
VB.NET and VC#, and though it's recommended often for good reason, there
are the occasional syntactic mixups. Make sure you look through both.

I've scanned through Jason Price's book and it looks OK, but haven't read
it completely, so I can't comment.

Of the different books that have been suggested to me,
O'Reilly's ADO in a nutshel and
Shawn Wildermuth's Pragmatic ADO
get the best reviews, with a slant towards Shawn's book.
Shawn doesn't seem to be written for newBs so maybe
I need to get my feet wet first with Mayo's web tutorial?

Zach.
Nov 16 '05 #7
Of the different books that have been suggested to me,
O'Reilly's ADO in a nutshel and
Shawn Wildermuth's Pragmatic ADO
get the best reviews, with a slant towards Shawn's book.
Shawn doesn't seem to be written for newBs so maybe
I need to get my feet wet first with Mayo's web tutorial?


Zach, I completely agree with the recommendations for 'Pragmatic
ADO.NET', but I'm puzzled by mention of 'Nutshell'. I've always looked at
Nutshell as sort of a short summary/catalog and alternate to online help
rather than a startup tutorial. You may disagree. I'm surprised that I'm
the only one to recommend Sceppa's book in this thread though. (To be
honest, he needs better proofreading and tech editing on the next version,
but it's a great book).


Nov 16 '05 #8
"_BNC" <_B**@nospam.org> wrote in message
news:4i********************************@4ax.com...
Zach, I completely agree with the recommendations for 'Pragmatic
ADO.NET', but I'm puzzled by mention of 'Nutshell'. I've always looked at
Nutshell as sort of a short summary/catalog and alternate to online help
rather than a startup tutorial. You may disagree. I'm surprised that I'm
the only one to recommend Sceppa's book in this thread though. (To be
honest, he needs better proofreading and tech editing on the next version,
but it's a great book).


That is good, I am ordering "Pragmatic...". I see that in one of
the chapters in ASP.NET by Jess Liberty & Dan Hurwitz, there
is a nice introduction to the ADO.NET. So that will be the route
that I shall take.ASP then ADO back to ASP. I downloaded
MSDE 2000. Anybody reading this, and wanting to do the
download, be careful to download the proper file! You need
sql2ksp3.exe and not MSDE200A.exe. You need to have a
good look at the insructions since you have to enter a command
line in dos, which can best be done by creating a .bat file first,
copying it to sql2ksp3.exe/MSDE/, and running it. The MS
instructions tell you what the line in the bat file should be.

Many thanks to those who responded in this thread, what
would one do without such support?

Zach.

Nov 16 '05 #9

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