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Sams Teach Yourself Database Programming with Visual C++ 6 in 21 Days Paperback – November 13, 1998
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From the Back Cover
In only 21 days, you'll have all the skills you need to get up and running efficiently. With this complete tutorial, you'll master the basics of database programming and then move on to the more advanced features and concepts. Understand the fundamentals of database programming in Visual C++. Master all the new and advanced database features that Visual C++6 offers. Learn how to effectively use the latest tools and features of Visual C++ for database programming by following practical, real-world examples. Get expert tips from a leading authority for programming your databases with Visual C++ 6 in the corporate environment.
About the Author
Lyn Robison is a regular writer for the Visual C++ Developers Journal and is a senior software developer for Kaspia Systems, Inc., in Portland, Oregon. Kaspia produces software for network auditing and management. He specializes in high-throughput database applications, built with Microsoft tools.
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This text lives up to its title. It spans all aspects of database development with Visual C++ 6.0 (ADO, OLE/DB, MTS, COM, ODBC, developer studio overview, database/SQL overview and multi-tiered architecture overview). The text even provides historical perspective through ODBC, ODBC through MFC, DAO, RDS, etc.
You are provided with the big picture from native SQL and ODBC up through OLE/DB to ADO and client-side data access. Special emphasis is placed on ADO and OLE/DB, but care is taken to review each aspect of database development (including design and programming language considerations). This is the only C++ text to cover this spectrum of material.
I am both a software developer and an instructor at U.C. Berkeley, Extension and U.C. Santa Cruz, Extension. My most recent course offering is entitled "ActiveX Database Programming." This course covers ADO, RDS and OLE/DB. My course text is "Database Programming with Visual C++ 6.0." I would not make my students buy a book unless it was stellar.
I do have a criticism of this text, namely that it is too short. Yes it is a fantastic overview with some nice drill down. I wanted another 200 pages on OLE/DB another 100 pages on ADO. Multidimensional data and asynchronous access could have been presented. To be fair, the text is nearly 600 pages long. I wanted 900 pages, which is a tribute to the text.
Another thing I like about the book is that it uses Access as the database for all of the exercises. While SQL Server is important to learn, using it introduces another set of connection problems that you don't get with Access. I liked being able to learn the C++ database concepts without that extra level of headache.
The book covers all the major database topics in a way that is thorough and easy to understand. And most importantly, it shows you how to actually use the stuff. It is worth the struggle to obtain it.
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