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Beginning C# 2008 Databases: From Novice to Professional (Books for Professionals by Professionals) 2008th Edition
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I've been doing this kind of programming since 1985, but I'll be the first to admit that I don't and can't know everything. I've spent most of the past 24 years working in obsolete languages and IDE's--if something WORKS, I'll stick with it. So I'm coming to C# a little late in the game. All I want from a book like this are quick examples of how to make a tool do what I want, and maybe a brief explanation of how something works. Once I learn syntax, it stays with me and I don't like to waste a lot of time reading things that don't apply to me.
This book is PERFECT in that regard, each chapter tells you what they're going to teach, why you would want to learn it, how to "Try it out" and finally "How it works."
If you're the kind of person who learns by doing, this is the book for you. No, it won't answer all of your questions but it will give you enough of a working knowledge of SQL Server MSE, and how to at least get started in C# with it. The main thing when you're starting out with something like this is to build some confidence and MOMENTUM, then you can start asking the right questions and looking to other reference materials for your answers.
After that, you'll probably never need to open this book again. Most people will finish it in a week or two.
It's definitely more oriented to the beginner, but that's what they were aiming for. Old pros will find out how it's done in the C#/.net arena and still find the book useful.
I like how it goes through some theory (even if I already know it) and then gives good examples. I feel like if I were a complete beginner that after going through this book I would have an excellent handle on the subject with this book.
Some of the bad reviews focus on the repetition and padding in the book, which it has some of that. But keep in mind that "beginning" is right in the title and this is meant as a hands on tutorial style book for beginners to learn databases.
In that regard, I feel the book does a very good job. Plus it's pretty thin and doesn't stray from it's core subject much. It's nice work.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Avoid buying this book, the links provided in the book are invalid and if you want to install the AdventureWorks database which they use for examples, good luck!Published on March 27, 2011 by MR R A FORRESTER
I have the physical copy of this book but, since I have a Kindle, I decided to get the Kindle version so I wouldn't have to lug around the book itself. Big mistake. Read morePublished on April 5, 2010 by Kevin Jennings
Este libro me ayudara a comprender sobre como crear o resolver casos en una base de datos. Estoy empezando a aprender sobre bases de datos y este libro seguramente me ayudara a... Read morePublished on July 18, 2009 by Jose Rolando Guay Paz
It is pretty good introduction to Database programming in C#, it has the basics that you may have overlooked if you are already programming and builds a solid foundation for new... Read morePublished on February 15, 2009 by Mohamed Elsherif