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Posted August 13, 2006
Are you journeyman programmer who knows the basics of ASP.NET? If you are, then this book is for you! Authors Geoffrey T Leblond and Michael A Kittel, have done an outstanding job of writing a second edition of a book that is a collection of ASP.NET 2.0 recipes that aims to help you quickly and efficiently solve many of the day-to-day problems you face when developing web applications with the .NET platform. Leblond and Kittel, begin by showing you how to make the most out of the master pages. Then, the authors show you how to make well-informed decisions about which control to use. Next, they provide recipes that perform a number of data validation tasks. The authors then provide you with series of nonobvious solutions for working with forms. They continue by showing you how to use time- and work-savers. Then, the authors show you how to use custom controls to build your own user interface. Next, they show you how to maintain the state of the application. The authors then cover error handling at different levels of detail. They continue by providing recipes that delve into some of the most common solutions. They also cover a host of new ASP.NET 2.0 profile features. Then the authors show you how to use web parts in your applications. Next, they show you how to configure your applications. The authors show you ways on how to ensure that your applications work as anticipated in their first release, through the effective use of testing and debugging. Then, they will show you how to create and consume XML web services. Next, the authors will show you how to deal with a design that uses images for buttons, but the button labels need to be dynamic. The authors then will help you sort through the issues of caching the output of pages or portions of pages in memory to reduce latency and make your applications more responsive. They continue by showing you the basics of how to internationalize your applications. Then, the authors show you how to download files from and upload files to the web server. Next, they discuss how to measure performance. The authors then show you how to create your own custom HTTP handler. Finally, they help you with recipes that do not fit conveniently into the other chapters of the book. This most excellent book contains dozens of code examples, ranging from relatively simple 10-liners to comprehensive, multipage solutions. More importantly, this book focuses directly on problems you face today or are likely to face in the future.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.