PDSA Product List - PDSA eBooks

Our eBooks guide you through creating Microsoft .NET applications quickly and easily. These eBooks focus on solutions to real-world problems. NOTE: Many of these books were written for .NET 2.0 and 3.5. Much of the information is still very relevant for the beginner just learning. We are now publishing more intermediate to advanced information on .NET 4.x using our videos at www.pdsa.com/videos.
Fundamentals of C# (VS 2010)

C# Can Be Easy To Learn... Here's the Book you Need!

This book is written for anyone who wants to learn how to become a C# .NET programmer. C# is one of the most popular programming languages in the world today for the .NET platform. This book will prepare your for using C#.

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Fundamentals of Visual Basic (VS 2010)

Visual Basic Rocks! Find out More in this Must-Have Book!

This eBook is written for anyone who wants to learn how to become a Visual Basic programmer using Visual Studio 2010 and .NET. Visual Basic is one of the most widely used programming languages in the world. It is also one of the easiest programming languages to learn, so it is a good choice as a first language. Visual Basic can create any type of application just like any other .NET language. In this eBook you will be introduced to the Visual Basic language. This book is an excellent tutorial if you are considering moving from a previous version of Visual Basic into the .NET Platform. You will see that moving to .NET is not that hard, just an extension of what you already know.

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Fundamentals of OOP (VS 2010)

OOP is vital when programming today!

This book is designed for anyone that wants to learn how to use the Object Oriented Programming (OOP) features of the .NET Framework. This book focuses on the various aspects of OOP as it relates to the C# and Visual Basic programming languages. You will learn about Inheritance, Overloading, Overriding, Properties, and Methods. You will also learn to create a class library (DLL) in order to get good reuse of your classes.


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Fundamentals of ADO.NET (VS 2010)

ADO.NET Basics

This book is designed for anyone that wants to learn how to use ADO.NET to access data in databases. Throughout this book you will be introduced to the concepts of the data handling using the .NET Framework.

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Fundamentals of ASP.NET (VS 2010)

Need to Create a Web Site? ASP.NET is the Way. Learn the Right Way in this Book.

This book is designed for anyone that wants to learn how to use ASP.NET to build web applications. Throughout this book you will be introduced to the concepts of web site creation using the Microsoft .NET Framework with ASP.NET, C# and VB.NET. Emphasis will be on good programming standards and practices.

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Fundamentals of SQL Server 2008

Learning T-SQL in SQL Server can be easy!

This book is a practical, no nonsense guide to using SQL Server 2008. SQL Server is a great database and is used by many businesses for their database applications. If you are an application developer or aspiring DBA you should read this book.


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Developer's Guide to Reporting Services 2008 R2 This book is designed as an introduction for anyone who wants to learn how to design, deploy and integrate reports using SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services, the .NET Framework and either ASP.NET Web Forms or .NET Windows Forms applications. Reporting is a key component of every business application, and every developer should know how to create reports, integrate those reports into a .NET application and manage existing reports. SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services is an excellent platform for meeting a wide variety of reporting needs. The purpose of this book is to show readers how to create and manage reports used with real-world business applications.

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Fundamentals of SQL Server 2005 This book is a practical, no nonsense guide to using SQL Server 2005. SQL Server is a great database and is used by many businesses for their database applications. If you are an application developer or aspiring DBA you should read this book. This book will teach you the topics you need to know to write effective SQL including:

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Architecting ASP.NET Applications

Top 6 Ways to Make an ASP.NET Application More Maintainable, More Robust, and Quicker to Create

  1. Use a Provider Model
  2. Use a Configuration Management Provider
  3. Create an Exception Management System
  4. Use Cascading Style Sheets
  5. Employ Themes and Skins
  6. Use Master Pages
In this book you will learn how to take advantage of the Provider Model and how to build your own providers. You will build a configuration management system and an exception provider. In addition to learning about providers you will also learn about CSS, Themes, Skins and Master Pages.

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Fundamentals of N-Tier Architecture (.NET 2.0 / 3.5)

N-Tier is the Best Way To Develop Applications. This Book will Show you How.

There are many ways to architect an N-Tier application. At PDSA, Inc. we have been doing N-Tier applications since Visual Basic 4.0 hit the streets. This book will show you one method that our company uses to create a logical and physical N-Tier application using VS.NET 2005/2008.

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Developer's Guide to Reporting Services 2005 This book is designed as an introduction for anyone who wants to learn how to design, deploy and integrate reports using SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services, the .NET Framework and either ASP.NET Web Forms or .NET Windows Forms applications. Reporting is a key component of every business application, and every developer should know how to create reports, integrate those reports into a .NET application and manage existing reports. SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services is an excellent platform for meeting a wide variety of reporting needs. The purpose of this book is to show readers how to create and manage reports used with real-world business applications.

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