Connecting via Code
If you defined yourself as a pure database developer, you would only be writing T-SQL code building on your knowledge gained within this book. However, some DBAs write code outside of the database to access data and execute stored procedures, as well as many other tasks. This can be accomplished in many different programming languages and tools. The aim of this chapter is to demonstrate how you can connect to SQL Server and accomplish working with your data using Excel VBA, .NET, and Java, as these are the most common coding platforms that you are likely to use. To be clear, the aim of this chapter is not to make you an expert or even quite proficient in these languages or tools but to demonstrate basic code that provides you with a good start to expand on via Apress books or other media.