Thursday, November 10, 2005

"Expert One-on-One Visual Basic 2005 Database Programming"

I've completed the final sample code review of Expert One-on-One Visual Basic 2005 Database Programming for WROX with the Visual Studio 2005 RTM bits (build 8.0.50727.42) and its companion SQL Server 2005 RTM (version 9.0.1399).

Update 12/19/2005: The book was published today.

Update 1/6/2006: I've added an Amazon Connect Author "Blog" to the book's detail page on The posts will include notices of sample source code updates and errata. See my "A First Look at Amazon Connect Author 'Blogs'" post for some issues I encountered when posting to Amazon Connect.

Update: 1/17/2006: Added a review of Tom Rizzo's Pro SQL Server 2005 title by InfoWorld columnist Sean McCown (click the General Database link) and corrected Tom's current job description at Microsoft.

Following are the book's parts (bold) and chapters:

I. ADO.NET 2.0 Basics 1. Migrating from ADO to ADO.NET 2. Introducing New ADO.NET 2.0 Features 3. Adopting Best Practices for Data-Centric Projects II. Data Binding in Windows Forms and Controls 4. Programming TableAdapters, BindingSources, and DataGridViews 5. Adding Data Validation and Concurrency Management 6. Applying Advanced DataSet Techniques III. Data Binding in ASP.NET 2.0 7. Working with ASP.NET 2.0 DataSources and Bound Controls 8. Applying Advanced ASP.NET 2.0 Data Techniques 9. Publishing Data-Driven Web Services IV. SQL Server 2005 and ADO.NET 2.0 10. Upgrading from SQL Server 2000 to 2005 11. Creating SQL Server Projects 12. Exploring the xml Datatype

Tom Rizzo, Microsoft's former Director of Product Management for SQL Server, is the book's technical editor. Tom is one of several authors of Apress's recently published Pro SQL Server 2005. (Tom is now running product management for the SharePoint Portal Server team.)