Assuming only basic knowledge of C# 2008, Beginning C# 2008 Databases teaches all the fundamentals of database technology and database programming readers need to quickly become highly proficient database users and application developers. A comprehensive tutorial on both SQL Server 2005 and ADO.NET 3.0, Beginning C# 2008 Databases explains and demonstrates how to create database objects and program against them in both TSQL and C#. Full of practical, detailed examples, it’s been fully revised and updated for C# 2008 and offers the most complete, detailed, and gentle introduction to database technology for all C# programmers at any level of experience.
Vidya Vrat Agarwal, a Microsoft .NET Purist and an MCT, MCPD, MCTS, MCSD.NET, MCAD.NET, and MCSD, works with Lionbridge Technologies (NASDAQ LIOX), and his business card reads Subject Matter Expert (SME). He is also a lifetime member of the Computer Society of India (CSI). He started working on Microsoft .NET with its beta release. He has been involved in software development, evangelism, consultation, corporate training, and T3 programs on Microsoft .NET for various employers and corporate clients. His articles can be read at http//www.ProgrammersHeaven.com, and he also reviews .NET Preparation Kits, available at http//www.UCertify.com. He has contributed as technical reviewer to many books published by Apress presently he is authoring another book, Beginning VB 2008 Databases From Novice to Professional. He lives with his beloved wife, Rupali, and lovely daughter, Vamika (Pearly). He believes that nothing will turn into a reality without them. He is the follower of the concept No Pain, No Gain and believes that his wife is his greatest strength. He is a bibliophile when he is not working on technical stuff, he likes to be with his family and also likes reading spiritual and occult science books. He blogs at http//dotnetpassion.blogspot.com. You can reach him at Vidya_mct@yahoo.com.
James Huddleston has worked with computers since 1974, specializing in database design and development since 1980. He has a bachelors degree in Latin and Greek from the University of Pennsylvania and a juris doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh. A technical reviewer of dozens of computer books, including Beginning C# Objects From Concepts to Code, he finds databases an endlessly fascinating area of work and almost as intellectually rewarding as his hobby translating Homers Iliad and Odyssey from the original Greek.
Ranga Raghuram has a bachelors degree in engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India, and a masters degree from Virginia Tech in Virginia.
Syed Fahad Gilani has more than 15 years of experience in computing. He sold his first program at the age of ten.
Jacob Hammer Pedersen started programming in the early 1990s, moving gradually from Pascal to C++ to Visual Basic. In the summer of 2000, he discovered C# and has explored it happily ever since.
Jon Reid was editor for the C++ and Object Query Language components of the Object Data Management Group standard, and has coauthored several C# books.
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