Bill Hamilton is a technology and management consultant who specializes in assessing business objectives and company processes and designing and restructuring technology strategy and enterprise architecture. Bill has been designing, developing, and implementing enterprise solutions for 15 years using both Microsoft and J2EE technologies. Bill is the author of O'Reilly titles including the highly praised Programming SQL Server 2005 and ADO.NET Cookbook, and also writes for Microsoft Developer Network.
"ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook is a very complete book with a lot of examples that cover just about any aspect of working with data under .NET. There are a lot of program examples and its layout of stating a problem, defining a solution and then discussing the solution, works very well. If you need to have a problem solving reference for working with ADO.NET, then I very highly recommend this book."
--T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics.org
"This is really a very complete book wit lots and lots (and lots!) of examples. Its fair to say that it covers most (if not all) ADO.NET related scenarios..."
--Luis Abreu, MVP, LA.NET [EN]
"If you are familiar at all with the "Cookbook" series from O'Reilly, then this is a book that will surely not disappoint you. The nice thing about this book is that it is near 955 pages covering all aspects of ADO.NET from simple things like connection strings for beginners, all the way through advanced LINQ queries for more experienced programmers, and just about everything in - between. Overall this is a book that can be considered quite "feature complete" and is suitable for virtually any developer from the very beginner up to the most advanced senior-level .NET programmer. Recommended!
--Peter Bromberg, Eggheadcafe.com
"The goal of Programming SQL Server 2005 is to provide you the resource that you need to learn the ins and outs of programming SQL Server 2005. Its premise is that you do not need to know programming in SQL 2000 which is so radically different than the new version in fact, just a basic understanding of SQL is required...What it does do well, very well in fact, is to introduce all of the things new to 2005. Obviously, to go into detail of all the topics here would require five volumes. I think that this book is a perfect volume for the person who has worked with and is comfortable with SQL Server 2000 and now wants to learn 2005. While it will be good for those with SQL knowledge and no experience with any Microsoft SQL Sever platform, they may want to also get Learning SQL on SQL Server 2005 also by O'Reilly to fill in some of the gaps."
--T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Magazine