I am in the process of teaching myself VB.NET 2005. I have been a developer for over 20 years and I know there are many ways of doing things. So I would rather learn the most efficient way of accessing a database up front if possible.
1. Let me start from scratch. Lets say I am developing a web application, how and what do I need to do to access a MSSQL database?
2. How should I define a new DataSet and how would I make reference to the new dataset in my code?
3. If somebody has a very simple example of the way I should do my database access, it would be great.
I look forward to some helpfull answers.