Wrox Programmer Forums

Need to download code?

View our list of code downloads.

Register | FAQ | Members List | Calendar | Search | Today's Posts | Mark Forums Read
BOOK: Stephens' C# Programming with Visual Studio 2010 24-Hour Trainer
This is the forum to discuss the Wrox book Stephens' C# Programming with Visual Studio 2010 24-Hour Trainer by Rod Stephens; ISBN: 9780470596906
Welcome to the p2p.wrox.com Forums.

You are currently viewing the BOOK: Stephens' C# Programming with Visual Studio 2010 24-Hour Trainer section of the Wrox Programmer to Programmer discussions. This is a community of tens of thousands of software programmers and website developers including Wrox book authors and readers. As a guest, you can read any forum posting. By joining today you can post your own programming questions, respond to other developers’ questions, and eliminate the ads that are displayed to guests. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free .
DRM-free e-books 300x50
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old June 14th, 2013, 03:09 PM
Authorized User
Points: 179, Level: 3
Points: 179, Level: 3 Points: 179, Level: 3 Points: 179, Level: 3
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Database?

Lists, Sorted Lists, Dictionaries, Structures ....

Which of these is a Database "table" ??
  #2 (permalink)  
Old June 14th, 2013, 06:50 PM
Rod Stephens's Avatar
Wrox Author
Points: 3,166, Level: 23
Points: 3,166, Level: 23 Points: 3,166, Level: 23 Points: 3,166, Level: 23
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: , , .
Posts: 647
Thanks: 2
Thanked 96 Times in 95 Posts
Default

Actually none of them. They all provide some database-like features but a real database is even more powerful. For example, a database record looks a lot like a structure. A database provide fast searching somewhat similar to hashtable or dictionary look up. And all of those data structures can hold lots of data (for example, a list of structures representing customers).

A true database also provides persistent storage in files and more complicated selection operations. For example, you would select only customer records where the customer owes more than $50.

You'll learn just a tiny bit about databases in Lessons 35 and 36. Database programming is a huge topic, however, so if you decide you're really interested you should get a book that covers just that.

You can also use LINQ to make data structures such as lists and arrays so some of the work of a true database, although not necessarily as efficiently. You'll get an introduction to LINQ in Lessons 37 and 38. LINQ can be complicated but it's not as big a topic as database programming so after working through those lessons, you can probably pick up the rest by looking at Microsoft's and others' web pages.
__________________
Rod

Rod Stephens, Microsoft MVP

Essential Algorithms: A Practical Approach to Computer Algorithms

(Please post reviews at Amazon or wherever you shop!)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old June 14th, 2013, 07:36 PM
Authorized User
Points: 179, Level: 3
Points: 179, Level: 3 Points: 179, Level: 3 Points: 179, Level: 3
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks.

I delved into databases before I started C#.

I'm only a beginner at databases (also) but they seem to make more sense to me.

I found a very good introductory to databases book at a library, and actually purchased a copy for myself.
  #4 (permalink)  
Old June 14th, 2013, 09:28 PM
Rod Stephens's Avatar
Wrox Author
Points: 3,166, Level: 23
Points: 3,166, Level: 23 Points: 3,166, Level: 23 Points: 3,166, Level: 23
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: , , .
Posts: 647
Thanks: 2
Thanked 96 Times in 95 Posts
Default

Which book? In case someone sees this and wants a recommendation.
__________________
Rod

Rod Stephens, Microsoft MVP

Essential Algorithms: A Practical Approach to Computer Algorithms

(Please post reviews at Amazon or wherever you shop!)
  #5 (permalink)  
Old June 15th, 2013, 12:18 PM
Authorized User
Points: 179, Level: 3
Points: 179, Level: 3 Points: 179, Level: 3 Points: 179, Level: 3
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I had good luck with "Head First SQL" by Lynn Beighley.

I did not review a bunch of books before picking this one. It was just one of three or four at a local library.

The way it is written just seemed to make sense to me.
 


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PlanetWrox Database tables will not open in Database Explorer wednesday61 BOOK: Beginning ASP.NET 4 : in C# and VB 8 July 11th, 2011 09:45 AM
Synchronizing local database with Remote Database arnabghosh Classic ASP Databases 2 July 8th, 2009 03:01 AM
Microsoft JET Database Database Engine (0x80040E09 cannielynn0312 Classic ASP Professional 2 December 17th, 2007 02:50 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.