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Description - Beginning VB 2008 Databases by Vidya Vrat Agarwal

Beginning Visual Basic 2008 Databases teaches you everything you need to know about relational databases, SQL, and ADO.NET 2.0. It gives you a sound start in developing console and Windows database applications. The book also includes chapters on the new SQL Server XML data type and the forthcoming LINQ enhancements to the next version of Visual Basic. In addition to teaching you such basics as using SQL to communicate with databases, this book provides you with detailed, code-practical techniques to access data in VB 2008 across a range of coding situations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590599471
ISBN-10: 1590599470
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 409
Imprint: APress
Publisher: APress
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Vidya Vrat Agarwal

Vidya Vrat Agarwal, a Microsoft .NET purist and an MCT, MCPD, MCTS, MCSD.NET, MCAD.NET, and MCSD, works with Lionbridge Technologies (NASDAQ: LIOX), and his business card reads "Subject Matter Expert" (SME). He is also a lifetime member of the Computer Society of India (CSI). He started working on Microsoft .NET with its beta release. He has been involved in software development, evangelism, consultation, corporate training, and T3 programs on Microsoft .NET for various employers and corporate clients. His articles can be read at, and he also reviews .NET preparation kits, available at He has contributed as technical reviewer to many books published by Apress, including Beginning VB 2008 Databases: From Novice to Professional. He lives with his beloved wife, Rupali, and lovely daughter, Vamika ("Pearly"). He believes that nothing will turn into a reality without them. He is the follower of the concept "No pain, no gain" and believes that his wife is his greatest strength. He is a bibliophile; when he is not working on technical stuff, he likes to be with his family and also likes reading spiritual and occult science books. He blogs at You can reach him at

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