Synopses & Reviews
If you've ever been a part of an online community, you are aware of all the great features it offers. Dynamic news, forums, calendars and polls are just a few of the elements that you can benefit from in an online community. Now is your chance to learn how it's done and create your own online community. ASP.NET Evolution will show you how to take what you already know about ASP.NET programming and apply it to building a full-scale web application. With solid example code, you will be guided through the building process, making progressively bigger changes to the code as you move through the chapters. The entire example application is available for download and an online forum dedicated to this book will be available to you to discuss the book with the author and other readers. Develop your ASP.NET knowledge with ASP.NET Evolution.
About the Author
has been interested in online communities since he first discovered the wealth of information and arguments to be found on Usenet in the mid-1990s. After studying artificial intelligence, he went on to become part of the "dotcom bubble," building online community sites that empowered newcomers to the Web to create a Web presence.
Like many programmers involved in the Web at that time, Dan became another victim of big plans that didn't quite work out. He decided to leave frontline programming and concentrate on passing on some of his know-how. His desire to be involved with books was kindled by some work as a technical reviewer for Wrox, and he went on to join them as a technical editor. While at Wrox, Dan developed the Problem-Design-Solution concept, which pioneered the approach of presenting readers with real-world solutions in the context of a real application. He also worked with the Microsoft ASP.NET team to help programmers learn more about the fantastic technology they created and contributed as an author to the highly respected Professional ASP.NET Security, which is now sadly out of print. Two years, four job titles, and far too many books later, Dan decided to leave Wrox. He accidentally timed his exit to perfection Wrox finally succumbed to the pressures of the post-dotcom market and went out of business on the day that Dan was due to finish work.
Dan was keen to continue to develop the ideas that he worked on while at Wrox and, fortunately, Sams was looking for a new series. Thus, the Evolution series was born. Dan now edits the Evolution series for Sams, builds sites that support community regeneration and performs cutting-edge video shows as half of the VJ duo Syzygy.
Table of Contents
1. Getting Started.
What You Need to Run the Application. Troubleshooting. Moving On.
2. The Online Community Application.
What Does the Online Community Application Do? Moving On.
3. Exploring the Code.
Terminology. Why Was the Online Community Built the Way It Was? The Overall Logical Structure. The Database. The Modules. How the Code Files Are Organized. Search. Security. Moving On.
4. Experimenting with the Code.
Changing the Style of the Application. Moving On.
5. Improving the User Interface.
Section Items. Moving On.
6. Improving the Modules.
The Send Message Module. The News Module. Entering and Editing News Items. The ImageGallery Module. Moving On.
7. Managing Members.
Building a Member Administration System. Helping Users Who Forget Their Passwords. Improving the Registration Process. Moving On.
8. Keeping Members Under Control.
Managing Members' Resource Usage. Dealing with Troublesome Users. Security Configuration Options. Moving On.
9. Improving the Code.
Improving Performance with Caching. Viewstate. Improving Text-Handling Performance with StringBuilder. Eliminating Magic Numbers. Creating Reusable Code. More Efficient Data Access. Retrieving Less Data with Summary Objects. Improving File Naming. Moving On.
10. Extending the Application.
Adding a New View. Adding a New Module. Integrating ASP.NET Forums with the Online Community Application. Moving On.