Looks like another great ADO.NET book is in the midst
While I was moving, I took some time away from the newsgroups (I posted under 50 in one month ;-( ) and when i came back, I noticed Sahil Malik posting up a storm. Now if you aren't familiar with newsgroups, having someone start posting isn't anything new. Lot's of people get pissed off at work and decide “I'm going to become a MVP and that will get me the respect I deserve”. They often post a lot of incorrect stuff or vague answers that look like pretty clear attempts to rack up posts. This usually lasts for about 3 weeks or until the next award cycle - and then these are the same people that bitch about the selection criteria (Being that I'm a MVP for almost a year now and I don't have the first f****ing clue about the inner workings of the award process, it's surprising to think an outsider would ever presume to know).
Well, this dude definitely doesn't fall into that last category. If there's ever a guy that I'd like to see become MVP it's him, God knows he deserves it. Actually, I REALLY wish MS Would make an ADO.NET MVP Category because, if you look there, it's a very active group and it's mainly supported by people in other product groups (I know, that's redundant since there isn't a category for ADO.NET MVP's) and Microsoft Employees (which are all total bad a33e3 - there's something really cool about getting a question answered by David Sceppa, Angel, Pablo, Kevin, Sushil, Bill V and the rest of the gang, because, well, you see pretty clearly that most of the big names out there are big names precisely because they care about the technology and do everything they can to help people learn it.
But ADO.NET is every bit as “Important” a technology as say, ASP.NET which has it's own group, and IMHO a hell of a lot more important than other groups (April's Fools anyone?) [Just kidding about that last comment, I know it's in poor taste - hopefully very few people will know what I'm talking about.] I can think of a few people over in the ADO.NET group that post all the time and really know their stuff and would really like to see an ADO.NET Group and see them in the program.
While I'm at it, Sahil is putting out a new book and Apress is covering it, which from the looks of things recently , is a guarantee that it will be good. I can't wait for it to come out!