Programming ASP.NET 3.5, 4th Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 2008
Pages: 1168

With Programming ASP.NET 3.5, you'll quickly learn to create state-of-the-art applications using Microsoft's popular web development technology and Visual Studio 2008. This updated bestseller provides comprehensive and easy-to-understand information to help you use several .NET 3.5 technologies for faster development and better web application performance-including ASP.NET AJAX for interactive user interfaces, LINQ for data access, and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) for web services.

Programming ASP.NET 3.5 includes examples and sample code that let you explore development with ASP.NET in more depth. With this book, you will:

  • Learn about AJAX and ASP.NET server controls included with Visual Studio 2008
  • Discover how to use the DataSource and data-bound controls in ADO.NET
  • Use the new LINQ API and learn how to make use of it within ASP.NET pages
  • Create a uniform look and feel throughout your application with Master Pages
  • Use navigation controls to build site maps, menus, and breadcrumbs quickly and easily
  • Build and use various web services with WCF
  • Detect errors during development and handle them in your production code
  • Learn how to configure and deploy your website

Written by Microsoft technology experts Jesse Liberty, Dan Hurwitz, and Dan Maharry, Programming ASP.NET 3.5 is the best book for learning how to build dynamic, interactive web applications using Microsoft's latest technologies.

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A solid explanation of the platform

By Ben S.

from Princeton, NJ

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  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Intermediate
    • Novice
    • Student

    Comments about O'Reilly Media Programming ASP.NET 3.5, 4th Edition:

    I'm only about a third through the book, but it's classic O'Reilly material: it explains how ASP.NET works from a mile-high view so that you know what you're doing, which alot of the tutorials and books on ASP.NET that I come across fail to do. I would recommend this book if you want to understand how ASP.NET works; I wouldn't recommend it if you want dozens of examples that give you a brief and thoroughly unclear explanation of what you're doing.

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    DO NOT GET THIS BOOK

    By Student

    from USA

    About Me Student

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      Cons

      • Difficult to understand
      • Not comprehensive enough
      • Time-consuming
      • Too simple for time spent

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      • NO ONE SHOULD BUY THIS

      Comments about O'Reilly Media Programming ASP.NET 3.5, 4th Edition:

      I have this book right now because it's required for a class. This book makes random comments, trying to be witty, and uses language that's assuming you know other programming languages. It's worth about 5 cents in my opinion. In the future, stop with the witty comments and provide a brief explanation of programming languages at least as a "side chapter" or something... WORST TEXTBOOK EVER. Super-annoying and frustrating the entire time, I can't wait until this class, err... book!!! is over with!!!!!!

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      very disappointing

      By Peter

      from orlando florida

      About Me Designer, Developer

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        • Not comprehensive enough
        • Too many errors

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          Comments about O'Reilly Media Programming ASP.NET 3.5, 4th Edition:

          The book is too slow and too big on architectural information that is allover the net, what I was looking for was a more practical approach that is beyond pressing button to evoke the event, the book is too slow I had to read 93 pages to discover that the examples don't even work I don't know what it is labeled fourth edition the examples are so out of date ccs file are no longer declared like the book is stating, for jut about every example I had to google for info to get the example to work, very disappointing.
          I rate this book ½* what a waist of time

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