ASP.NET 2.0: A Developer's Notebook
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 2005
Pages: 352

When ASP.NET hit the street a couple of years ago, it was a real eye-opener. Microsoft's tool for creating dynamic, server side web applications introduced Web Forms, a feature with the same rapid drag and drop convenience enjoyed by Visual Basic developers, along with a method for creating XML-based web services. ASP.NET was more than an upgrade of Active Server Pages it was a quantum leap ahead.

Now Microsoft has a new version of ASP.NET as part of its upcoming next generation release of the Visual Studio .NET development platform. ASP.NET 2.0 is already available in beta release, and web developers are anxious to get a good look at it. That's exactly what our new Developer's Notebook allows you to do.

More than just an introduction to ASP.NET 2.0, this practical guide acquaints you with all of the new features through nearly 50 hands-on projects. Each one places emphasis on changes in the new release that can increase productivity, simplify programming tasks, and help you add functionality to your applications. For example, ASP.NET 2.0 includes master pages, themes, and skins so you can build applications with a consistent page layout and design. Other changes allow for the automatic creation of web pages for use on mobile devices, while wizards and controls allow you to perform frequent tasks (like data access) without having to write a single line of code.

ASP.NET 2.0: A Developer's Notebook also includes suggestions for further experimentation, links to on-line documentation, and practical notes and warnings from the author regarding changes to the new version.

The new Developer's Notebooks series from O'Reilly offers an in-depth first look at important new tools for software developers. Emphasizing example over explanation and practice over theory, they focus on learning by doing you'll get the goods straight from the masters, in an informal and code-intensive style. If you want to get up to speed on ASP.NET 2.0 before its official release, this all lab, no lecture book will get you there.

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Outstanding Resource!

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I have this book on my desk all the time! It is written with the developer in mind. No fluff, just stright to the point coding examples. I would recommend this to anyone that can program and needs a little help moving the

Great Job Mr. Lee!


Sweet, short and to the point

By Meher K Nori

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This book rocks. It's definately written in a developers perspective.


a real developer's notebook, good job.

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I read this book and it was one of the best books i've read in a while.

The author goes to the point in very easy and simple steps.


1. straight to the point

2. good explanations

3. paragraphs are not boring

4. hands-on labs are straightforward, never get lost.


1. some users, when they debug a web application, are asked for a username and a password for the local server, the author didn't mention anything about this. The problem is, if you don't expect this to happen, you will get confused as of how to get pass this authorization.

The book assumes previous knowlegde of ASP.NET 1.0/1.1 and Visual Studio.NET, however, I didn't have experience with ASP.NET before (i programmed with VB.NET 2003) and I had no problem following the book. (or at least a few problems that i could figure out easily, using pure logic)

I would definately recommend this book to any web developer who wants to develop feature-rich websites.

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