Databases play an integral part in every .NET application,
bet it .NET, Java or any other programming language. Microsoft has simplified
the database manipulation techniques in ADO.NET 2.0 as compared to 1.0 and 1.1
versions. Murach’s ADO.NET 2.0 Database Programming with VB 2005 by Anne Boehm exhaustively
covers the relevant concepts with the help of Windows Forms and ASP.NET 2.0
projects very accurately.