Programming Books C Java PHP Python Learn more Browse Programming Books
Qty:1
  • List Price: $52.50
  • Save: $14.99 (29%)
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Details
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Murach's ADO.NET 3.5, LIN... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Slategray Books
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Very good condition with light to moderate wear. Does not include dust jacket.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Murach's ADO.NET 3.5, LINQ, and the Entity Framework with VB 2008 Paperback – March 30, 2009


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$37.51
$3.77 $1.47

Spring Books
The Big Books of Spring
See our editors' picks for the books you'll want to read this season, from blockbusters and biographies to new fiction and children's books.
$37.51 FREE Shipping. Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Murach's ADO.NET 3.5, LINQ, and the Entity Framework with VB 2008 + Murach's ASP.NET 4 Web Programming with VB 2010
Price for both: $71.61

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Anne Boehm has over 20 years of experience as an enterprise programmer. For the past 7 years, she's specialized in Visual Basic and .NET programming, and she s authored or co-authored books on VB.NET, ADO.NET, and ASP.NET.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Shop the New Digital Design Bookstore
Check out the Digital Design Bookstore, a new hub for photographers, art directors, illustrators, web developers, and other creative individuals to find highly rated and highly relevant career resources. Shop books on web development and graphic design, or check out blog posts by authors and thought-leaders in the design industry. Shop now

Product Details

  • Paperback: 712 pages
  • Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates; 3rd edition (March 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890774529
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890774523
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 1.5 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

The book assumes that the reader has a basic understanding of VB.
Joseph T. Walling
As with all of the other Murach books that I've read, this book has a good layout and was easy to read and understand.
Pat Byrne
I highly recommend this book (among all other Murach books) to amateurs & seasoned professionals alike!
IntelliData

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Wallace C. Allison on September 15, 2007
Format: Paperback
Learning, teaching, or referring to it under pressure, this is a best-of-class book you want on your shelf. Combined with Murach's SQL Server 2005 title there's little you won't know how to do with db programming in Visual Studio. And, you'll have code samples for all of it--not just a high-level description. These 2 books, combined and used in unison, get my vote as something every visual studio programmer should have and hold. Some of my other faves are discussed on the ITSBITS website if you're ever interested.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By glenn garson on February 12, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have read up to Page 133 when I decided to start this review

I think this is a great book to get your head around working with SQL Server Data using VB.NET 2010 BECAUSE I couldn't really find any other viable options on Amazon.

I am only up to page 133, but felt that it was important to give some feedback to others considering this book.

Yes, it gives a an overview of 2-tier and 3-tier applications, in addition it has some great incites into how to modify the auto-generated code from the wizards.

The reason I gave it only 2 stars was that they forgot to include the other book with it when they sent me this book.

You know the book that explains:

1] That when you get all the way up to Chapter 3 and you realize they still haven't told you that you have to go to page 691 to find the instructions for setting up the exercises. Then when you start the first example they don't tell you what type of VB.NET project they are using for their examples. They do mention their VB.NET book, but that still would not tell you what or how they set up the examples.

2] That you have to go to page 696 to find out about setting up the SQL database.

Yeah, yeah, I know you can figure that out, but several times in every chapter I had to stop and figure out something that wasted my time, when all they had to do was include a few sentences to let you know what they were doing. Over and over again I found them referring to something that had not been previously mentioned or explained. Each time I thought I had missed something, then went back and re-read everything previous to the sentence in question, only to find out that they had never explained or mentioned it.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By K. Starnes on September 13, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is a clear and concise book using the "paired pages" format. How-to on the left page and examples on the right. This style contributes to the effectivness of the learning process. This book contains a lot of information - 764 pages. The section on Three-layer Windows Forms applications contains a complete payable entry application complete with code.

As a professional developer, I need information that is accurate and easy to understand. This book qualifies on both counts.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By PN1000 on June 5, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book is a stinker. You can tell the two authors didn't talk to each other. One author wrote a summary of the basic info on the left page and the author on the right page just did a summary of the topic in bullet points. No real explanation or examples you can type in yourself. The authors do a huge dump of code at the end of the chapter with "Since you've already seen most of this code....,You should understand it" at every end of each chapter. They explain broad concepts and expect you to magically be able to dissect 3+ pages of code with no explanation.

The exercises at the end of the chapters seem to be added a later date. Mostly composed of telling you to go to specific sections like 3-12 then 3-11. No page numbers so you have to hunt for the pages. It is a mess to even try to follow the logic with such broad conceptional explanations relating to the code snippets. You don't even get an exercise until the end of chapter 3 and they have already covered all the SQL functions like SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT and DELETE without any exercises.

Stay away from this book. It isn't even good for a reference.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pat Byrne on June 11, 2009
Format: Paperback
As with all of the other Murach books that I've read, this book has a good layout and was easy to read and understand. The first chapter of the book briefly covers the fundamentals of database programming. It then gives a brief introduction to ADO.NET 3.5 followed by several critical chapters on working with the ADO.NET components such as connections, commands, stored procedures, parameters, data sources, data sets, data readers, data tables, transactions, and object data sources. It gives detailed explanations and examples of how to use each of these components and then follows up with a very detailed chapter devoted solely to building a sample application.

The book then proceeds to give a brief introduction to LINQ, followed by chapters on working with LINQ components, with 2 chapters devoted to LINQ to SQL technology.

The last several chapters of the book cover The Entity Framework including creating an Entity Data Model, LINQ to Entities, the Entity SQL language, and the use of Entity Data Source Controls in web based applications.

Although, it would have been nice for the book to include some additional sample applications for the LINQ and Entity Framework technologies, I would still recommend it to anyone in need of a good solid reference for how to use these new technologies.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?