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ASP.Net 3.5 Unleashed

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ASP.NET 3.5 Unleashed is the most comprehensive book available on the Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 Framework, covering all aspects of the ASP.NET 3.5 Framework--no matter how advanced. This edition covers all the new features of ASP.NET 3.5. It explains Microsoft LINQ to SQL in detail. It includes a chapter on the two new data access controls introduced with the ASP.NET 3.5 Framework: ListView and DataPager. With its coverage of ASP.NET AJAX, this book shows you how to take advantage of Microsoft's server-side AJAX framework to retrofit existing ASP.NET applications with AJAX functionality. It also demonstrates how to use Microsoft's client-side AJAX framework to build the web applications of the future: pure client-side AJAX applications. All code samples are written in the C# programming language. (Visual Basic versions of all code samples are included on the CD-ROM that accompanies this book.) * Take advantage of Microsoft's new database query language, LINQ to SQL, to easily build database-driven web applications * Learn how to use the new ListView and DataPager data access controls to build flexible user interfaces * Take advantage of ASP.N ET AJAX when building both server-side and client-side web applications * Use the AJAX Control Toolkit to create auto-complete text fields, draggable panels, masked edit fields, and complex animations * Design ASP.NET websites * Secure your ASP.NET applications * Create custom components * Build highly interactive websites that can scale to handle thousands of simultaneous users * Learn to build a complete ASP.NET 3.5 website from start to finish-the last chapter of the book includes a sample ASP.NET 3.5 web application written with LINQ to SQL and ASP.NET AJAX CD-ROM includes all examples and source code presented in this book in both C# and Visual Basic. Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Gilbert

WORTHWHILE! Comprehensive

by Gilbert on Apr 11, 2010

Book review ? ?ASP.NET 3.5 Unleashed, by Stephen Walther. ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33011-7 ISBN-10: 0-672-33011-3 I am a member of the Inland Empire .DOT NET users group (a Microsoft .NET programmer?s user group based in Southern California) and have been a professional programmer / programmer analyst for about 22 years now. I was tasked with reviewing this book so I dug right in and started reading. I particularly was interested in this book because I have read at least 4 other books written by Stephen Walther, I consider his books to be among the best around. Now, this book has 1,890 pages in it, and it all deals with the topic of programming Microsoft ASP.NET websites, so I think it?s safe to say everybody interested in ASP.NET will learn something useful about the technology. Note: all sample code printed in the book is written in C#, which reflects the current market shift (I believe) towards the C# language. Sample code is available on the download CD in both VB.NET and C# programming languages. The book covers pretty much any ASP.NET topic you could ask for, server controls, viewstate, introduction to the .net framework, page event lifecycle, code behind pages, asp.net server controls, ado.net data access, multi tier development, viewstate, master pages and themes, cascading style sheets, caching, application and session state, security, site navigation, the objectdatasource and sqldatasource controls, validation etc.. The newer ASP.NET topics I was especially interested in include topics such as LINQ, LINQ to SQL, ASP.NET server side and client-side AJAX, the new ASP.NET security and membership provider features and the new ASP.NET listview and datapager controls. One topic that I did not see covered very well was WCF (windows communication foundation), but WCF itself is a topic that could cover an entire volume itself, it?s not an easy topic to learn either. The sample CD has a website called the ?Code Sample website?; I compiled the source code and created the code sample website, with virtually no problems. One interesting thing about the Code Sample website is the code samples can actually be executed within the context of a ?virtualpathprovider?. In other words, one could post sample code onto the website and the code would dynamically execute in real-time within the code sample website. I thought that was neat. Overall, the author did an amazing job covering the vast topics in asp.net, his explanations are very understandable and he does a good job providing numerous examples of working source code to illustrate his points. I highly recommend ANY Stephen Walther book; he is certainly one of the best authors that I have come across in my readings. The sheer usefulness of the content of this book makes this a very worthwhile investment for any programmer interested in using Microsoft ASP.NET to build dynamic websites. Any programmer interested in SOA (service oriented architecture) however, would do better to buy a book for that specific topic (asmx web services) or wcf (windows communication foundation). As I stated, SOA in itself is a topic that could easily cover 700-800 pages by itself. One must realize though, that the target market for the asp.net 3.5 book is for those programmers who want a broad understanding of all the technologies involved in asp.net 3.5, this book is excellent for that. I truly believe this book has useful content from the beginner to the seasoned veteran programmer and is well worth any investment you would make in this book.

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