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ASP.NET 2.0: A Developer's Notebook

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2005

    no shortage of XML

    A strong theme pervading the book is the heavy usage of XML to encode and manipulate configuration data. Microsoft has gone to some lengths to use the expressive power of XML to make quite complex configurations. Luckily, the book shows that serious work has also gone into providing you with UI tools to tweak the XML. If you are still new to XML, the book may be useful as a motivator by showing non-trivial examples of how to use it. Certainly, it also reveals the characteristic verbosity of XML, which might be offputting to some. Experienced ASP developers may want to check out the new security Provider Model. It is claimed to be very flexible and extensible in how you can use it to add security features. Of all the new items in ASP 2, this is perhaps the most important.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2005

    Excellent introduction to ASP.NET 2.0

    This is the second of O¿Reilly¿s new ¿Developer¿s Notebook¿ series that I have read, and I am quite impressed with this series. This series aims to provide hands-on tutorials for some of the latest technology. The author does an excellent job covering some of the new features and changes in the upcoming ASP.NET 2.0. This book works best when you read it sitting in front of the Visual Studio 2005 IDE. The author intends the reader to follow along, doing their own coding, to learn the concepts discussed. One thing I really enjoyed about this book is the organization. I¿m a professional ASP.NET developer, there are things I like about ASP.NET and things I dislike about it. Lee did an excellent job covering a lot of the new and exciting features of ASP.NET right up front, which builds the readers enthusiasm for the rest of the book. Finally I can set focus on a control! Finally I can cross-post forms! Finally I can control visual inheritance! Sure these issues may not be all that important, but they¿re things current ASP.NET developers have been clamoring for, and they keep the reader engaged through the material. I think my favorite section of the book is Chapter 3: Web Parts. This chapter is not for the faint of heart¿there are lots of juicy coding details, which developers will absolutely eat up. This chapter also covers one of the most interesting aspects of the revamped ASP.NET¿the ability to easily create portal applications. The reader is stepped through some excellent examples, from building to personalization. I found this to be an excellent introduction to the ASP.NET 2.0 framework. As some other reviewers have noted, this book isn¿t designed as an introduction to programming ASP.NET¿you¿re expected to have written pages in it before. I personally would have preferred to see the examples provided in the book in C# (rather than VB.NET), but that¿s a minor issue, and any experienced ASP.NET developer already has some practice translating between the two. This book is a must read if you¿re planning on migrating to the new version of the .NET framework.

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