- Paperback: 624 pages
- Publisher: Sams Publishing; 1 edition (August 5, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0672329220
- ISBN-13: 978-0672329227
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.4 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,904,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition 1st Edition
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About the Author
Prashant Dhingra, Lead Program Manager at Microsoft, has been working in the software industry for the past 14 years. He has had a diversified experience working on mobile and embedded device applications to large enterprise applications. Prashant has used database extensively in his career ranging from Multi Terabyte Data warehouses for enterprises to a few MB of compact databases on mobile devices. At Microsoft, Prashant worked as Product Manager for SQL Server Mobile Edition Product from 2004 to 2005. Prashant has also architected one of the world’s largest mobile device implementations. His earlier career includes designing and developing compilers and enterprise applications. Prashant has published articles on MSDN and presented mobile device and database technology at conferences.
Trent Swanson, a program manager at Microsoft, is working with partners and customers to design, develop, and deploy solutions on the Windows Mobile Platform. He has gained experience and in-depth knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition by helping customers and partners migrate and design managed as well native mobile applications leveraging SQL Mobile.
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I agree with the other commenter that parts of it are a bit repetitive, but in the author's defense, it's a very fine line between being thorough and being repetitive and it's a lot better to err on the right side. I think he was clearly trying to make sure that newer developers got a firm basis in the technology even if it could be a little much. And, other than the first few chapters, there's nothing even approaching redundant.
The strenght of the book is the depth of examples. Can I say that every single scenario I've ever encountered or can envision was covered? Probably not. Can I say that every scenario that you'd expect to encounter and many advanced ones that you run into rarely are covered - Absolutely. The code is there for all of it and the examples clearly state everything you need to understand about the example. Moreoever, I have not been through every samplem but I've been through a lot of them approaching just about all, and I have yet to find a problem with them.
All in all I think the author did a phenomenal job and although it's a fairly dry (albeit critical) subject matter, the book is never boring. The coverage is always thorough and never leaves you wanting. He did as good of a job as can be done on this subject and his attention to detail is commendable.
If you're interested in doing Sql Ce development, this book is a must have.
The topics are not limited to the developer's side of the box, but instead spread out to cover installations, maintenance and various methods of synchronizing the data with central sources. All of it is covered in a great deal of depth, making this a very thorough book. They even go so far as to show you how to tune queries and adjust the database structure to optimize performance and enhance integrity. It's a very thorough book.
If you're just getting started with SQL Server Compact, I can recommend this book as a must read. If you need to just support Compact, not necessarily develop on it, this book is also very useful.
There are heaps of exercises and code examples to assist both the novice and experienced SSCE developer/administrator/windows mobile programmer and covers everything you'll need to know to get your first application running and/or synchronising with SQL Server 2005.
The developer who want to learn all MS technologies can find it useful as example walkthrough them VS, SQL Server, .NET, ADO.NET, .NET CF, Windows Mobile, IIS Security technologies
Ofcourse must for teams who are developing using SQL CE.