We’re pleased to announce that Tim Patrick’s new book Microsoft ADO.NET 4 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735638884; 440 pages), is now available for purchase! ADO.NET is Microsoft's interface between your applications and your data. Using various providers and a little forethought and planning, you can access data from SQL Server, Oracle, or other databases in a generic way, such that changing providers requires either no or only minor changes to your application code. It's true: ADO.NET makes data access easier than ever before. Still, ADO.NET is big, and learning to use it effectively and efficiently can take some time. Tim Patrick has broken this complex topic into manageable chunks. Using the tried and true Step by Step approach, which gets you started by walking you through important procedures ...read more