Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX

Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX

by Wallace B. McClure, Paul Glavich, Steve C. Orr, Craig Shoemaker
     
 

  • Written by a high-power team of Microsoft MVPs, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the ASP.NET AJAX features
  • After a quick overview of the architecture and features of ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX, coverage then goes on to show developers how to build richer, more responsive dynamic Web sites and Web applications
  • Dives into such topics as ASP.NET 2.0
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Overview

  • Written by a high-power team of Microsoft MVPs, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the ASP.NET AJAX features
  • After a quick overview of the architecture and features of ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX, coverage then goes on to show developers how to build richer, more responsive dynamic Web sites and Web applications
  • Dives into such topics as ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX user interface design issues, JavaScript enhancements with AJAX, how to use the UpdatePanel for implementing server-side controls, and XML scripting in AJAX
  • Also offers an outline of the ASP.NET 2.0 AJAXControl Toolkit, and discusses implementing drag and drop functions, databinding, debugging and security, ASP.NET services, and bridging and gadgets
  • The companion Web site provides readers with a rich set of code examples

Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
ASP.NET AJAX brings state-of-the-art Ajax capabilities to the Microsoft web development platform. These tools are new, and AJAX development itself is still pretty new. If you're new to AJAX and ASP.NET AJAX, this book will help you hit the ground running.

Authored by six of the world's leading ASP.NET experts, Wrox's Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX is one of the first books to cover the "official" first release, not a beta. (It does, however, also preview some of the really innovative work going on in Microsoft's "Community Technology Preview": features that'll be rolled into the next official releases.)

Right up front, you'll walk through creating an ASP.NET AJAX application, complete with database for managing users and roles -- and you'll also learn how to add ASP.NET AJAX controls to your existing ASP.NET applications. With that under your belt, you'll take a closer look at ASP.NET AJAX application architecture, learning how to ensure cross-browser support, and walking through the entire client-side event lifecycle.

You'll walk through calling Web services, learning solutions for challenges such as ViewState synchronization and error handling. The authors thoroughly introduce ASP.NET AJAX's powerful UpdatePanel, which lets you develop Web pages that support partial page updates and complex, interactive client behavior, all with less client-side code and less network traffic.

You'll discover the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit, a community project that offers a growing number of free controls -- as well as a framework for building your own. Next, the authors present Microsoft's ASP.NET AJAX Library: new classes for creating client code, handling communications with web services, and managing serialization. There's expert guidance on user interface design, security, integration, even debugging -- supported by all the downloaded sample code you could desire. Bill Camarda, from the September 2007 Read Only

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470112830
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/17/2007
Series:
Programmer to Programmer Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Wallace B. “Wally” McClure graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1990 with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. He continued his education there, receiving a master’s degree in the same field in 1991. Since that time, he has done consulting and development for such companies as The United States Department of Education, Coca-Cola, Magnatron, and Lucent Technologies, a web search engine, a web 2.0 company among others. Products and services have included work with ASP, ADO, XML, and SQL Server, as well as numerous applications in the Microsoft .NET Framework. Wally has been working with the .NET Framework since the summer of 2000. Wally McClure specializes in building applications that have large numbers of users and large amounts of data. He is a Microsoft MVP, an ASPInsider, a member of the INETA Speaker’s Bureau, and a partner in Scalable Development, Inc. You can read Wally’s blog at http://weblogs.asp.net/wallym/ and www.morewally.com. Wally and co-author Paul Glavich also co-host the ASP.NET Podcast. You can listen to it at www.aspnetpodcast.com/. In addition, Wally travels around the southeast United States doing user group talks and sessions at various CodeCamps.
When not working or playing with technology, Wally tries to spend time with his wife Ronda and their two children, Kirsten and Bradley. Occasionally, Wally plays golf and on July 30, 2005, broke par on a real golf course for the first time in his life. If he hadn’t been there, he would not have believed it.

Paul Glavich is currently an ASP.NET MVP and works as a senior consultant for Readify. Previously he was a technical architect for EDS Australia and he has more than 15 years of industry experience ranging from PICK, C, C++, Delphi, and Visual Basic 3/4/5/6 to his current specialty in .NET with C#, COM+, and ASP.NET.
Paul has been developing in .NET technologies since .NET was first in beta and was technical architect for one of the world’s first Internet banking solutions using .NET technology.
Paul can be seen on various .NET-related newsgroups, has presented at the Sydney .NET user group (www.sdnug.org) and TechEd, and is also a board member of ASPInsiders (www.aspinsiders.com). He has also written some technical articles that can be seen on community sites such as ASPAlliance.com (www.aspalliance.com). Paul has authored a book on Beginning AJAX in ASP.NET, is co-authoring a second book on Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX, and is currently focusing on Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX and Windows Communication Foundation technologies.

Steve C. Orr is an ASP Insider, Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), and Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET. He specializes in Microsoft technologies such as ASP.NET, Visual Basic.NET, C#, and SQL Server. He’s infamous for his monthly “Control Freak” column in ASP.NET Pro Magazine, and has been developing software solutions for leading companies in the Seattle area for nearly two decades. When he’s not busy designing software systems or writing about it, Steve can often be found loitering at local user groups and habitually lurking in the ASP.NET newsgroup.

Craig Shoemaker teaches software developers about object-oriented development, architecture, and best practices in .NET. Along with that, he is the host of the Polymorphic Podcast (polymorphicpodcast.com). Always active in the .NET developer community, Craig is a co-author for Beginning Ajax with ASP.NET (Wrox), he is featured in Ajax Design Patterns (O’Reilly), writes for CoDe Magazine, ASP Alliance, and the PDSA eBook series. Craig’s personal appearances include talks given at VSLive!, Southern California Code Camp, Southern California .NET Architecture User Group, and the Podcast and Portable Media Expo. As a full-time Software Engineer for PDSA, Inc. (pdsa.com) Craig’s development experience ranges from the entertainment and financial sectors. Working with PDSA’s clients has allowed him to consult for banner organizations such as the Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and the City of Hope Cancer Research Center.

Steven A. Smith is president of ASPAlliance.com and DevAdvice.com. He is a Microsoft Regional Developer, a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, and an ASPInsiders Board Member. He is an International .NET Association (INETA) Speaker Bureau member, and author of two books on ASP.NET. Steve is also an Army Engineer officer and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he spent six months locating and neutralizing munitions in 2004. He lives in Kent, Ohio, with his wife and business partner Michelle and their daughter Ilyana. When he is not attached to a computer, Steve enjoys spending time with his family hiking, biking, and playing games.

Jim Zimmerman is currently a Visual Developer – ASP/ASP.NET MVP. He speaks on various .NETrelated topics including AJAX and Code Generation at Code Camps and .NET user groups in Florida. Jim is a member of the Ajax Control Toolkit (www.codeplex.com/AtlasControlToolkit) and tries to blog when the kids are sleeping at www.jimzimmerman.com/blog. He has a software consulting company that works with several online web properties including one of which he is part owner, CarCentral (www.carcentral.com). He also has more than 10 years experience in web development with past experience using languages such as Perl, PHP, Java, and Visual Basic. For the past three years Jim has been writing most web apps with C# and currently specializes in scalable web application development using ASP.NET 2.0, SQL Server 2005, C#, AJAX, and Team Foundation Server.

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