Programming ASP .NET
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: February 2002
Pages: 960

ASP.NET is the successor technology to Active Server Pages (ASP), the world?s most successful development environment for building server-side web applications. ASP.NET leverages the power of Microsoft?s new .NET platform to allow you to write dynamic, data-driven applications that run over the World Wide Web.In Programming ASP.NET, Jesse Liberty and Dan Hurwitz teach you everything you need to know to write web applications and web service applications. The book focuses on ASP.NET development using both C# and Visual Basic .NET, and coding examples are presented in both languages.Programming ASP.NET includes a detailed tutorial on Web Forms, which, in conjunction with Visual Studio .NET, allow you to apply Rapid Application Development techniques (including drag-and-drop control placement) to web development. Programming ASP.NET includes extensive coverage of each type of server control, including Web server controls, HTML server controls, and custom controls.Since most web applications and web services involve retrieving data and returning it to a client browser, Programming ASP.NET also offers extensive coverage of data access issues. These include topics such as using ASP.NET's list-bound controls; accessing data using the ADO.NET object model, and updating data with or without transaction support.Programming ASP.NET also discusses such advanced topics as:

  • Caching and performance
  • Security
  • Configuration and deployment
The ASP.NET technologies are so complete and flexible; your main difficulty may lie simply in weaving the pieces together for maximum efficiency. Programming ASP.NET shows you how to do just that.
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What a load of Rubbish!

By Roquette

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This is the worst text book it has ever been my misfortune to buy. Throughout the book the text supports the examples rather than the other way around. It is almost always assumed that the user is coding in the VS.net IDE. The index is not worth a candle and the level of ommissions is staggering. Whats more if you want to find specific information on a give topic, even if the information is included in the book you may never find it.

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By Kenneth Prat

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An excellent and comprehensive resource. The choice to include most examples in both languages (C# and VB.Net) mystifies me.

Most programmers will be familiar with some derivative of either language and the syntax details are mostly irrelevant to the topic at hand.

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Programming ASP.NET Review

By David Truxall

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As an experienced ASP developer, this was a great book to get started with ASP.Net. Excellent broad coverage of many topics. Only 4 owls though as it didn't take too long before I was wanting more information than the book provided, like detail about web.config settings or form-based authentication. It covers the basics but not enough for a professional implementation.

This book is a great as a first step into ASP.Net for someone who already knows ASP, but it is not the only book you will need about ASP.Net.

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Programming ASP.NET Review

By Nick P.

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Good book to get you going in ASP.net. I like the fact that all examples are in both VB and C# (we have both in our shop). We have a group of very experianeced ASP developers that were chomping at the bit to get going with ASP.Net and this book is a good starting point.

Once again, good job Jesse!

 
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Programming ASP.NET Review

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I liked the book and it had an excellent coverage of controls and forms. It wasn't a good choice for me as a beginning ASP.NET developer as I was unfamiliar with some of the language principles that C developers are already aware of, like inheritance. I also found the manual approach to working with the datasets burdenson, more time could have been spent on using the Visual studio UI to accomplish these tasks. Finally, the examples (especial in the ADO.NET section), built upon each other to an extent where I could not get them to work, and thus couldn't be sure I really learned the core material.

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Programming ASP.NET Review

By Daryl Avery

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This is my 1st O'Reilly book purchase and I must say this book is an execellent choice. I find this book very interesting and for me learning ASP.Net for the 1st time, transitioning from a client server developer to a web application developer was not so difficult with this book as a resource. I have purchased two more O'Reilly books (ASP.Net in a Nutshell & Programming VB.Net) and I think I am going to enjoy them also.

-Daryl

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Programming ASP.NET Review

By Mike

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I read Programming C# prior to reading this book. Both books cover .NET framework and related material very thoroughly. I now feel comfortable reading Microsoft .NET documentation on the web. The only suggestion I have is to reduce the size of this book by designing and implementing a source code expansion button much like Microsoft does within the VS.NET IDE when it hides IDE's code.

Great job Jesse.

 
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Programming ASP.NET Review

By Martin Colwell

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As with every O'Reilly book I've bought (10+, some I've loaned out have never come back, a sure sign that folk like them...) this one is top notch.

Liberty dishes out the goods in concise style, while leaving enough space for professionals to fill in the gaps.

I'm using his C# book also, and between them I have no problems finding my way around .Net world.

Nice one guys, keep up the good work.

 
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Programming ASP.NET Review

By Michael Waddell

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Comments about oreilly Programming ASP .NET:

I spent several hours comparing books on creating Web Forms applications. This one is the best. It covers more material than its competitors; it's better organized; it explains how to create programs using a simple text editor, and then explains how to best create them using VisualStudio.Net; It includes both C# and VB.Net versions of every example; and it's very easy to find what you are looking for. A required tool for .Net developers.

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