Learn how to turn data into solutions with SQL Server 2000, Visual Basic .NET, and XML. Get a fundamental grasp of SQL Server 2000 data access, data manipulation, and data definition T-SQL programming techniques, Visual Basic .NET language enhancements, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET integrated development environment advances, and the state-of-the-art technologies of the .NET framework. If you're looking for expert insights on how to build powerful, secure solutions with SQL Server 2000 and Visual Basic .NET, this is the book for you.
This definitive guide is for developers seeking the fastest ways to transform data into potent business solutions. If you're looking for expert insights on how to build powerful, secure solutions with SQL Server 2000 and Visual Basic .NET, this is the book for you. Softcover. CD-ROM included.
Anyone who buys a book—or considers buying it—wants to know who the book is for, what sets it apart from others like it , and how the book is organized. This int roduct ion covers those three quest ions, and it also discusses system requirements, sample files, and support .
The three support items include a brief descript ion of the book’s companion CD and how to use it , Microsoft Press Support I nformat ion for this book, and a summary of system and software requirements for the sample code presented in the book.
- First , w ho is the book for? There are at least two answers to this quest ion. One answer is that the book targets professional developers (and others aspiring to be professional developers) . The second group the book addresses is those who want to build full- featured, secure SQL Server solut ions with Visual Basic .NET.
- Second, w hat ’s special about the book? I hope you come to believe that the most important answer to this quest ion is that the book considered qualit y and depth of coverage more important than rushing to market . The book will arrive on bookshelves more than three months after the official release of the .NET Framework. I t is my wish that you derive value from the ext ra t ime taken to develop the many code samples and the in-depth discussions of advanced topics, such as class inheritance, ASP.NET, and XML Web services.
- Third, how is the book organized? The short answer is that there are two main sect ions. One sect ion int roduces SQL Server concepts as it demonst rates T-SQL (Transact SQL) programming techniques. After conveying SQL Server basic building blocks in the first part , the second part reveals how to put those parts together with Visual Basic .NET and related technologies into SQL Server solut ions for handling common database chores.