ASP.NET in a Nutshell
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: June 2002
Pages: 816

ASP.NET is the newest generation of Active Server Pages from Microsoft. More than a mere upgrade, it's designed to support the development of dynamic and data-driven web applications and web services in much the same way Visual Basic enabled the rapid development of Microsoft® Windows® desktop applications.

For those experienced with previous versions of ASP or the .NET platform, ASP.NET in a Nutshell is an invaluable resource that goes beyond the published documentation to highlight little-known details, stress practical uses for particular features, and provide real-world examples that show how features can be used in a working application. ASP.NET in a Nutshell uses Visual Basic .NET for the many examples.

Unlike other books, it distills what is a large and comparatively complicated subject into a tutorial and reference that is useful for both learning essential concepts and daily reference. This book covers application and web service development, custom controls, data access, security, deployment, and error handling. There's also an overview of the web-related namespaces in the .NET Framework Class Library.

Like other books in the "In a Nutshell" series, ASP.NET in a Nutshell offers the facts, including critical background information, in a no-nonsense manner that users will refer to again and again. It is a detailed reference that enables even experienced web developers to advance their ASP.NET applications to new levels.

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Comments about O'Reilly Media ASP.NET in a Nutshell:

The Best Author For Any Book On Software.

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By Frank Graves

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Comments about O'Reilly Media ASP.NET in a Nutshell:

Excellent book with practical examples. Some may prefer more C# examples but if ASP.NET does take off it might very well be seen more often in VB.NET anyway.

If you want just one reference on your desk I recommend this book. Like most "nutshell" books everything is there in one place.

The book could be improved by giving the reader a little tutorial on converting VB to C#. Not every reader is going to be familiar with the syntax differences.

ASP.NET class names and page directives remain the same however, no mater what language is used, so I don't see the lack of C# examples as a big deal.

Now all we need are more ASP.NET projects!!

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I was not satisfied by this book. I think it is a bit confused about its target reader.

I am new to programming in general and my first contact (except actionscript and javascript) was VB.NET and ASP.NET. After i took some official MS cources on VB.NET, ASP.NET and ADO.NET I was looking for a reference book to have in hand.

The intro part of this book was of no use to me because I already knew the stuff, but even if I had no previous knowledge of .NET it would be of no use(could anyone use a validator control for example after reading this intro, or at least get a picture of what it is?). My point is it is neither for those who know something neither for those who don't. Certainly not a tutorial.

The second part on the other hand was a bit frustrating. It assumes very good knowledge of OOP which not only a beginner programmer doesn't have but (as far as I know) neither many VB6 programmers. That said it didn't give me a better insight into the object orientation of .NET. It reads rather like academic definitions compilation than a applicable knowledge. It didn't help me clarify anything.(in sharp contrast with your other book "VB.NET in a nutshell" which struck me with its clearcut examples and crisp explanations even on things I barely knew).

The last part I cannot say much about since I haven't used it yet. I liked the UML illutrations though.

 
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Excellent book except for one thing. Great layout. Complete coverage.

It's only for VB.NET programmers!!

I would have given it the highest rating, if not for VB.NET focus.

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