As one of the most popular programming languages in the world, Visual Basic continues to expand on the functionality and flexibility of its framework. This book explains how to use Visual Basic 2005 to write efficient database applications that can be used throughout an enterprise. With this teaching tool, you'll learn how to use queries, views, and stored procedures to efficiently access and manipulate data from your applications. You'll get a firm grasp on using ADO.NET as well as OleDb, SQL, and Oracle to access specific databases. Plus, hands-on examples and try-it-out exercises help you put your reading into practice so that with each chapter, you'll gradually build the pieces of a single application. What you will learn from this book How ADO.NET continues to evolve as a building block for accessing and manipulating data in relational databases Ways to encrypt and decrypt data, hash passwords, and further secure access to your data Techniques for accessing your Web Service from both Windows(r) and Web applications Best practices for using business logic and data access components to produce report data or update data in your back-end databases Who this book is for
This book is for developers who want to learn to write database applications and back-end databases, such as Microsoft(r) Access, Microsoft(r) SQL Server, and Oracle(r). Some experience with Visual Basic 2005 is helpful but not required. Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
Visual Basic 2010 offers a great deal of functionality in both tools and language. No one book could ever cover Visual Basic 2010 in its entirety-you would need a library of books. What this book aims to do is to get you started as quickly and easily as possible. It shows you the roadmap, so to speak, of what there is and where to go. Once we've taught you the basics of creating working applications (creating the windows and controls, how your code should handle unexpected events, what object-oriented programming is, how to use it in your applications, and so on) we'll show you some of the areas you might want to try your hand at next.