This category is dedicated to resources related to the development of databases and database applications. For information about database software in general, refer to http://dmoz.org/Computers/Databases/.
ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) is the core technology for accessing all kinds of data including relational databases, mail servers, Active Directory, text and other document files, and data in other non-standard formats. It is supplied with many development environments, including Microsoft Visual Studio, C++, Visual Basic, and as part of the Windows and Windows NT operating systems.
Books about database programming.