Saturday, October 4, 2003 - 9:00am
MIT Room 34-101
Shawn Wildermuth

ADO.NET is Microsoft's new paradigm for supplying universal data access. ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) enables your client applications to access and manipulate data from a database server through an OLE DB provider. ADO supports key features for building client/server and Web-based applications. You've probably heard, "In the .NET world, if you need data access, just use ADO.NET". Is.ADO.NET, just a maturation of ADO? Hardly. ADO.NET is a completely different paradigm in data access and manipulation. Understanding then to use this new disconnected model or the higher performing connected model is the challenge of ADO.NET. Whether you are new to database development or are an old ADO user, you will need to understand why ADO.NET was written.

Seminar in Detail: 
  • Why ADO.NET
  • Connecting to databases through ADO.NET
  • Using Command objects
  • Using the DataReader
  • Constructing DataSets
  • Using DataSets
  • Using Typed DataSets
  • Building Business Objects with ADO.NET
  • XML Integration
  • Data binding
  • Optimizing performance and scalability

Advanced Registration Price: $80.00 Good until Monday, 09/29/2003
Regular Price: $90.00

Shawn Wildermuth is the author of "Pragmatic ADO.NET" part of Addison-Wesley's .NET book series. He is also the founder of, and has been building data-driven software for more than seventeen years. He has developed database applications for a variety of fields, including accounting, real estate, internet, and medicine. His articles can be found in a number of journals, including MSDN Magazine and Windows 2000 magazine.

Title: Pragmatic ADO.NET
Author(s): Shawn Wildermuth
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
List price: $44.99
PDS price: $30.00
Jim Byrd

MIT is at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, just on the north side of Memorial Drive(on the north shore of the Charles River), in Cambridge, MA.

Map showing the MIT campus. The red building is Bldg. 34; the Kendall T-Station is on Main Street off the right side of the map.

Building 34 is located on Vassar Street about half way between Main Street and Massachusetts Ave. It is a small square building turned 45 degrees to the street so it may look like a diamond, especially with a glass atrium entrance. Building 34 is set back a few yards from the street and the line of other buildings. It is between buildings 36 and 38.

Parking: Vassar Street on the other side of Mass Ave has a parking lot, a garage, and plenty of spaces on the street. MIT West Annex Lot and West Garage

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