Most applications handle data, whether in the form of a database, text file,spreadsheet, whatever — the majority of modern day programs need access to aninformation store.
Now when Visual Basic 3.0 came along with its new and groovy data accesscapabilities, people were amazed. Suddenly a mass of Access desktop applicationssprung up and the world was at peace.
Today, people are taking advantage of the latest data access technologies toimprove scalability and boost interoperability. But it all needs speeding up -faster, faster!
And there's a chance that the tools we use today just won't be able tokeep up with this demand. That's why with the .NET move, Microsoft haveunveiled ADO.NET — its "evolutionary" step in data access technologiesthat promises the world and infinitely more.
But what exactly does it deliver?