In this post, we have prepared a curated top list of reading recommendations for beginners and experienced. This hand-picked list of the best ADO.NET books and tutorials can help fill your brain this January and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.
- ADO.NET 4 Programming with C# (2011)
- ADO.NET in a Nutshell (2003)
- Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step (Step by Step Developer) (2013)
- Microsoft ADO.NET 4 Step by Step (Step by Step Developer) (2010)
- ADO.NET 4 Programming with VB 2010 (2011)
- Pro C# 7: With .NET and .NET Core (2017)
- ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook: Building Data-Centric .NET Applications (Cookbooks (O’Reilly)) (2008)
- ADO.NET: From Novice to Pro, Visual Basic .NET Edition (2002)
- Murach’s VB.NET Database Programming with ADO.NET (2003)
- Pro ADO.NET Data Services: Working with RESTful Data (Expert’s Voice in .NET) (2008)
- ADO.NET 3.5 with LINQ (2009)
- C# 6.0 and the .NET 4.6 Framework (2015)
Now in its 4th Edition, this book shows C# developers how to use Visual Studio and ADO.NET to develop database applications the way the best professionals do. Quickly create Windows and web applications by dragging-and-dropping data controls in Visual Studio 2010.Code your own presentation, business, and database classes with ADO.NET 4 to build 3-layer applicationsthe route the professionals take for flexibility and control.Display and manipulate data in web
Author(s): Anne Boehm, Ged Mead
ADO.NET in a Nutshell (2003)
Written by experts on the Microsoft® .NET programming platform, ADO.NET in a Nutshell delivers everything .NET programmers will need to get a jump-start on ADO.NET technology or to sharpen their skills even further.
Author(s): Matthew MacDonald, Bill Hamilton
Your hands-on guide to Entity Framework fundamentals.Expand your expertise—and teach yourself the fundamentals of the Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework 5. If you have previous programming experience but are new to the Entity Framework, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques. Access data in a managed way—using minimal code. Apply three workflows supported by the Entity Framework.
Author(s): John Paul Mueller
Teach yourself the fundamentals of ADO.NET 4 — one step at a time. With this practical, learn-by-doing tutorial, you get the clear guidance and hands-on examples you need to start creating datacentric applications for Windows and the Web.Connect to external data sources, including databases and other data formats.Use ADO.NET Entity Framework to interact with underlying data stores.Build Entity Framework models with graphical design tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
Author(s): Tim Patrick
Now in its 4th Edition, this book shows Visual Basic developers how to use Visual Studio and ADO.NET to develop database applications the way the best professionals do.
Author(s): Anne Boehm, Ged Mead
This guide is strikingly different from other books on Microsoft ADO.NET. Rather than load you down with theory, the new edition of ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook gives you more than 200 coding solutions and best practices for real problems you’re likely to face with this technology using Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET 3.5 platform. Organized to help you find the topic and specific recipe you need quickly and easily, this book is more than just a handy compilation of cut-and-paste C# code.
Author(s): Bill Hamilton
If you’re coming from DAO or ADO, this is the book. Although it’s getting a little long in the tooth, I worked all the sample code with VS 2008. The only glitch I found was that the author seems to assume that you have VSTS. That took a little workaround to create the databases, but no big deal. The book is laid out well and follows a natural progression through the topics. Each sample is concise and builds on the previous ones.
Author(s): Peter Wright
If you know the VB.NET basics, this book teaches everything else you need for developing and deploying database applications with Visual Basic .NET and ADO.NET, the new data access method for the .NET platform. That includes Windows as well as web applications, and both two-tiered and three-tiered applications.
Author(s): Doug Lowe, Anne Prince
Pro ADO.NET Data Services: Working with RESTful Data is aimed at developers interested in taking advantage of the REST–style data services that ADO.NET Data Services (formerly code–named Astoria) provides. The book shows how to incorporate ADO.NET Data Services into a wide range of common environments, including BizTalk, Ajax and Silverlight client applications.
Author(s): John Shaw, Gary Evans
ADO.NET 3.5 with LINQ (2009)
Language Integrated Query (LINQ), as well as the C# 3.0 and VB 9.0 language extensions to support it, is the most import single new feature of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.x. LINQ is Microsoft’s first attempt to define a universal query language for a diverse set of in-memory collections of generic objects, entities persisted in relational database tables, and element and attributes of XML documents or fragments, as well as a wide variety of other data types, such as RSS and Atom syndication feeds.
Author(s): Roger Jennings
This new 7th edition of Pro C# 6.0 and the .NET 4.6 Platform has been completely revised and rewritten to reflect the latest changes to the C# language specification and new advances in the .NET Framework.This comes on top of award winning coverage of core C# features, both old and new, that have made the previous editions of this book so popular.
Author(s): Andrew Troelsen, Philip Japikse
Best Books to Learn ADO.NET
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some ADO.NET books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Urban and Transit Planning: A Culmination of Selected Research Papers from IEREK Conferences on Urban Planning, Architecture and Green Urbanism, Italy and Netherlands (2017)
Author(s): Hocine Bougdah, Antonella Versaci, Adolf Sotoca, Ferdinando Trapani, Marco Migliore, Nancy Clark
ID: 2408105, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 57 Mb, Format: pdf
Adopting .NET 5: Understand modern architectures, migration best practices, and the new features in .NET 5
Author(s): Hammad Arif, Habib Qureshi
ID: 2875914, Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf
Can the Left Learn to Meme? : Adorno, Video Gaming, and Stranger Things
Author(s): Watson, Mike
ID: 2808737, Publisher: Natl Book Network, Year: 2019, Size: 347 Kb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.