Some Final Thoughts on the Future of ADO.NET

For a programmer who builds data-centric applications, the development of ADO.NET marks a technological quantum leap. Its object model is elegant and clean, and language neutral. The resultant ADO.NET object model is also powerful and effective but, believe me, that’s just one of its many advantages over ADO.

Prior to ADO.NET, the programmer had to opt for ease of development or choose fast, but quirky and error-prone, code that was arduous to write. You could either take the Visual Basic route and fall into the capable hands of ADO or you could be a brave and intrepid programmer and take the enlightening journey into the depths of OLE DB. With .NET, you no longer have to choose between the lesser ...

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