Regardless of your level of experience with database programming, you will gain insight into the world of .NET by reading Mastering Visual Basic.NET Database Programming. This book is a hands-on guide that provides you with both the architecture and code for writing applications that work with SQL Server 2000 systems. You will learn best practices at constructing a distributed system using VB.NET.
This book will help you understand the .NET database technologies and show you how they all fit together in a way that will enable you to architect .NET WebServices, Windows, and ASP.NET applications. There are also many satellite technologies that surround database systems. This book delves into working with all these languages and tools, such as XSL Transformations, XPath Queries, accessing SQL Server 2000 using HTTP and XML, the VS .NET XML Designer, ADO.NET and the .NET data providers. By taking an around-the-world tour of all these technologies, you will better be able to design your systems to take full advantage of the leading-edge technologies and tools. The information provided in this book will enable you to reduce the cost of delivery and increase your productivity using the .NET Framework.
The explanations provided in this book are very crisp and concise. You'll get a clear understanding of how to build your own VB.NET database systems by following step-by-step walkthroughs or loading the actual Visual Studio .NET solutions from the accompanying CD.