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The ASP.NET 2.0 Anthology by Phil Haack, Jon Galloway, Wyatt Barnett, Jeff Atwood, Scott Allen

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Chapter 3 Data Access

Just about every ASP.NET application needs to deal with data access, but the topic’s not a highlight of most developers’ days. You need effective, efficient data access for your sites, but you’d rather spend your time on features your users will notice, right? I’m with you.

Data access in ASP.NET 2.0 can be a little overwhelming due to the large range of access options available. It’s important to know how to pick the right data access strategy for your application—you want one that meets your current needs and can scale to meet future requirements. We’ll start this chapter with a review of the available options; then we’ll explore some practical tips for selecting and applying data access techniques that fit your ...

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