Synopses & Reviews
ASP .NET plays a core role in the .NET architecture and strategy, including providing the underlying support for Web Services, and allows developers to exploit many of their current skills and experience, but gives them a brand new programming model to work with. It is streamlined, robust, flexible, and powerful - all of the things needed for real-world applications. "Moving to ASP .NET" provides focused and thorough guidance on creating Web applications using ASP .NET, including both Web Form applications and Web Services. Steve Harris and Rob Macdonald have worked extensively with .NET throughout the Beta program, and have gained real-world experience of creating and implementing ASP .NET applications. This book is targeted at current developers rather than novices, and assumes that readers will gain an understanding of companion technologies (such as VB .NET and ADO .NET) from other sources. However, appendices have been included that provide a brief review or introduction to each of these. "Moving to ASP .NET" provides in-depth discussion and examination of the topics that are of interest to current developers, and shows them how to make immediate use of ASP .NET. Topics covered include Web Forms, server-side controls, mobile controls, data access and data binding, XML integration, .NET architecture and configuration, security, state and session management, designing for scalability, and Web Services. Extensive examples are shown throughout the book, and are also available via the Web for readers to access and download.
Steve Harris and Rob Macdonald have applied their unrivaled .NET exposure and teaching pedigree to make Moving to ASP.NET: Web Development with VB .NET the most comprehensive, yet concise, introduction to ASP.NET development available. Whereas many .NET books cover only the basics, Moving to ASP.NET leads the reader from simple concepts and development tips through to detailed and informative chapters on ASP.NET architecture, advanced design and scalability considerations, and the multifaceted topic of Web security. Special chapters that cover creating mobile Web Applications for use with cell phones, learning XML, and building .NET Web Services ensure that the reader is fully informed, not just about where ASP.NET is being applied today, but also about those areas set to become increasingly important in coming years. The unique structure of Moving to ASP.NET delivers real ASP.NET content starting from Chapter 1, while relegating general .NET and Web programming concepts to a set of carefully designed appendixes. Harris and Macdonald bring years of real experience programming and teaching .NET to bear and deliver ASP.NET programming techniques that really work, explained in a way that makes sense.
Thorough coverage of Web Form applications and Web Services, including creation of custom Web controls and mobile internet applications.
Moving to ASP.NET: Web Development with VB .NET provides focused and thorough guidance on creating Web applications using ASP.NET, including both Web Form applications and Web Services. Authors Steve Harris and Rob MacDonald have worked extensively with .NET throughout the beta program, and offer their real-world experience creating and implementing ASP.NET applications.
The authors discuss and examine relevant topics, and teach you how to make immediate use of ASP.NET. Topics include Web Forms, server-side and mobile controls, data access and binding, and XML integration. Also covered are .NET architecture and configuration, security, state and session management, scalability design, and Web Services. Extensive examples are featured throughout the book, and are also available on the Web for you to access and download.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- 1. Introducing ASP .NET.- 2. Web Forms.- 3. HTML Controls.- 4. Web Controls.- 5. Building Custom Web Controls.- 6. Building Mobile Web Applications.- 7. Working with Databases.- 8. Working with XML.- 9. Web Application Architecture.- 10. Web Security.- 11. Designing Web Applications.- 12. Achieving Scalabilty.- 13. Web Services.- Appendix A: Web and ASP Basics.- Appendix B: The What and Why of .NET.- Appendix C: The Visual Basic .NET Language.- Appendix D: An Overview of ADO .NET.- Appendix E: The Common Language Runtime.