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Essential ADO.NET by Bob Beauchemin

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10.7. Where Are We Going?

This book is about .NET, ADO.NET, and data access. In the past, data access was implemented via a relational database and a simple model; the goal was to make the model general enough to be useful by various relational databases and to give programmers and their organizations the ability to move among various relational databases. Hopefully, you've seen by now that programmers who work with data access are going to be involved in more diverse activities than coding SQL SELECT statements and optimizing connections and cursors. One of the goals of this book is to help you to explore the reasons for using certain APIs and the programming paradigms that are used in various data access scenarios.

As the future unfolds, we'll ...

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