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I need to write a paper in my VB .NET class about the importance of the
connectivity of VB to a database.

Would you know of any websites to visit that would discuss this in detail?

Thanks in advance,
Tim
Feb 9 '06 #1
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DrinkyBanjo,

I need to write a paper in my VB .NET class about the importance of the
connectivity of VB to a database.

Would you know of any websites to visit that would discuss this in detail?

Are you sure that this is the question, because there is not any importance
of all.

Is it not the simplicity or something?

Cor
Feb 9 '06 #2

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CMM
Is this a "history" paper? "The importance of Database Development in the
History of Visual Basic?"

Technically a "database" is not important to VB at all as it is just as
capable of using flat binary or text files on the local hard drive just like
any other programming language. But, the adoption of VB in the *Corporate
World* was absolutely fueled by the ease of which its data access technology
(first DAO, then RDO, and then ADO) allowed it to connect to the big
database engines (like Sybase, DB2, Oracle, and eventually SQL Server,
etc.). Previously database connectivity was handled using a very hard-to-use
technology called ODBC meant for C/C++ programs. And, other programs were
written- using specialized software- to specifically talk to ONE database.
VB (especially by VB3) blew that world apart.

But, while important, Database access was in my opinion only *secondary* to
VB's success. VB's main innovation (and it was a HUGE one at the time) was
its Ruby Windowing Engine (VB Forms). Windows windows were (and are!)
notoriously hard to create using the core Win16/32 Shell API. VB opened up a
whole new world were you could concentrate on what your program actually
did, rather than how to write hundreds of lines of code to create a Window
with 3 textboxes and 2 buttons. This VB innovation allowed a lot of hobby
programmers to enter the world of *Windows* development and fueled VB's huge
popularity.

Do a search on Google... I'm sure there are more complete articles on this
subject out there.
--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
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All

I need to write a paper in my VB .NET class about the importance of the
connectivity of VB to a database.

Would you know of any websites to visit that would discuss this in detail?

Thanks in advance,
Tim

Feb 9 '06 #3

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"CMM" <cm*@nospam.com> wrote in message
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Is this a "history" paper? "The importance of Database Development in the
History of Visual Basic?"

Technically a "database" is not important to VB at all as it is just as
capable of using flat binary or text files on the local hard drive just
like any other programming language. But, the adoption of VB in the
*Corporate World* was absolutely fueled by the ease of which its data
access technology (first DAO, then RDO, and then ADO) allowed it to
connect to the big database engines (like Sybase, DB2, Oracle, and
eventually SQL Server, etc.). Previously database connectivity was handled
using a very hard-to-use technology called ODBC meant for C/C++ programs.
And, other programs were written- using specialized software- to
specifically talk to ONE database. VB (especially by VB3) blew that world
apart.

But, while important, Database access was in my opinion only *secondary*
to VB's success. VB's main innovation (and it was a HUGE one at the time)
was its Ruby Windowing Engine (VB Forms). Windows windows were (and are!)
notoriously hard to create using the core Win16/32 Shell API. VB opened up
a whole new world were you could concentrate on what your program actually
did, rather than how to write hundreds of lines of code to create a Window
with 3 textboxes and 2 buttons. This VB innovation allowed a lot of hobby
programmers to enter the world of *Windows* development and fueled VB's
huge popularity.

Do a search on Google... I'm sure there are more complete articles on this
subject out there.
--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
"DrinkyBanjo" <ti***********@optonline.net> wrote in message
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All

I need to write a paper in my VB .NET class about the importance of the
connectivity of VB to a database.

Would you know of any websites to visit that would discuss this in
detail?

Thanks in advance,
Tim
Sorry, you could replace 'importance' with 'benefits'.

Thanks,
Tim


Feb 9 '06 #4

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