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Technical Books

Beta V offers several books focusing on Visual Basic data access technologies and architectures. Our catalog of titles is listed below. Also, all of our books have been translated into a variety of international languages to support developers all over the world. 


Hitchhiker's Guide to
Visual Studio and SQL Server (7th Edition)

A five-star rated book. "An essential guide for every Visual Studio developer working with SQL Server"

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  •  An 1100+ page encyclopedic work designed for developers at any skill level working with Visual Studio and SQL Server. Great introductory material builds a foundation for more advanced topics.
  • "Tells it like it is. What works and what doesn't"
  •  See the support site for the TOC.
  •  Provides best-practice guidance and architectural advice as well as a wealth of code examples. Helps developers choose the right architecture for the job given the skills, resources and software at hand.
  •  Includes discussion on SQL Server Express and "royalty" versions as well as insights on the inner workings of SQL Server and the SqlClient namespace.
  •  Book owners get 6 month subscription to WWW.HitchhikerGuides.NET support site.

 

Hitchhiker's Guide to
SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services

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  • Written specifically for everyone evaluating, implementing or developing against SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services.
  • This is the only published book that includes updates for SP1. "A must read" according to the Microsoft Product Managers and SQL Server General Manager.
  • Includes a DVD containing SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services RTM code as well as SP1 and 2.5GB of narrated videos.
  • Book owners get 6 month subscription to WWW.SQLReportingServices.NET support site.

 

Hitchhiker's Guide to SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition

Bill's EBook has also been receiving rave accolades. This 80-page book is now available on Kindle through Amazon. It's designed to help developers Hitchhikers Guide Compact Edition covercome up to speed quickly on this reincarnation of Microsoft's popular SQL Mobile DBMS engine. You might have seen it previewed as "SQL Server Everywhere", but it's now been officially released as Microsoft makes the final changes to integrated it into its next Visual Studio service pack. Download a copy from the support site: http://www.hitchhikerguides.net.

 

 

 
ADO.NET Examples and Best Practices for C# Programmers
with Peter Blackburn

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(This title may be listed as ADO.NET in C#; use the ISBN to find the correct text)
 

  • - Written specifically for COM-based ADO developers re-tooling for ADO.NET using the new C# language
  • - See how to access data in the new .NET Framework including WinForms, Web Applications (ASP.NET), and Web Services for data access
  • - Learn the secrets of writing efficient code for client-side Windows applications, in middle-tier components, and in ASP Web pages
  • - Benefit from Vaughn’s years of experience working with front-line data access developers and the development teams at Microsoft
  • -Read the latest review on both titles

 

ADO.NET and ADO Examples and Best Practices for VB Programmers,
2nd Edition

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  • - Written specifically for COM-based ADO developers re-tooling for ADO.NET using VB .NET
  • - 772 pages includes a voluminous section on the new ADO.NET technology
  • - Contains fresh insights and tips on COM-based ADO through MDAC version 2.7
  • - Packed with practical advice on how to make code run faster, yet be easier to write and understand
  • - Based on the best-selling, five star, ADO Examples and Best Practices
  • - Check the Apress Web site for updated examples.

Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Basic and SQL Server, 6th Edition

Hitchhiker's Guide - 6th Ed.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Basic and SQL Server, is the definitive guide for developers who want to use Visual Basic to access Microsoft SQL Server. And yes, it discusses SQL Server 7.0, Visual Basic 6.0, Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) and ADO 2.0. 

 

 

International Translations