Synopses & Reviews
The most up?to?date and comprehensive introductory ASP.NET book you?ll find on any shelf, Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008 guides you through Microsoft's technology for building dynamic web sites. This book will enable you to build dynamic web pages on the fly, and it assumes only the most basic knowledge of C#.
The book provides exhaustive coverage of ASP.NET, guiding you from your first steps right up to the most advanced techniques, such as querying databases from within a web page and tuning your site for optimal performance. Within these pages, you?ll find tips for ?best practices? and comprehensive discussions of key database and XML principles you need to know in order to be effective with ASP.NET. The book also emphasizes the invaluable coding techniques of object orientation and code behind, which will start you off on the track to building real?world web sites right from the beginning?rather than just faking it with simplified coding practices.
By the time you?ve finished the book, you will have mastered the core techniques and have all the knowledge you need to begin work as a professional ASP.NET developer.
ASP.NET is Microsoft s platform for developing web applications. Using ASP.NET, you can create e-commerce shops, data-driven portal sites, and just about anything else you can find on the Internet. Best of all, you don t need to paste together a jumble of HTML and script code in order to program the Web. Instead, you can create full-scale web applications using nothing but code and a design tool such as Visual Studio 2008. The cost of all this innovation is the learning curve. To master ASP.NET, you need to learn how to use an advanced design tool (Visual Studio), a toolkit of objects (the .NET Framework), and an object-oriented programming language (such as C# 2008). Taken together, these topics provide more than enough to overwhelm any first-time web developer. Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008 assumes you want to master ASP.NET, starting from the basics. Using this book, you ll build your knowledge until you understand the concepts, te- niques, and best practices for writing sophisticated web applications. The journey is long, but it s also satisfying. At the end of the day, you ll find that ASP.NET allows you to tackle ch- lenges that are simply out of reach on many other platforms."
Following the proven pattern of its previous .NET 2.0 edition, this updated guide teaches novice users how to use ASP.NET by gradually building their knowledge of the technology. Comprehensively revised for both ASP.NET 3.5 and the new C# 2008 language, this book presents the easiest path to their mastery.