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ASP.NET 3.5 isMicrosoft’s revolutionary ASP.NET technology. It is the principal standard for creating dynamic web pages on the Windows platform. Pro ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008 raises the bar for high–quality, practical advice on learning and deploying Microsoft’s dynamic web solution.

Seasoned .NET professionals Matthew MacDonald and Mario Szpuszta explain how you can get the most from this groundbreaking technology. They cover ASP.NET 3.5 as a whole, illustrating both the brand–new features and the functionality carried over from previous versions of ASP. This book will give you the knowledge you need to code real ASP.NET 3.5 applications in the best possible style.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590598931
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 11/15/2007
  • Series: Expert's Voice In . Net Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1498
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew MacDonald is an author,educator, and MCSD developer who has a passion for emerging technologies. He isthe author of more than a dozen books about .NET programming. In a dimly-remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics.

Mario Szpuszta is working in the Developer and Platform Group of Microsoft, Austria. Before he started working for Microsoft, Mario was involved in several projects based on COM+ and DCOM with Visual Basic and Visual C++ as well as projects based on Java and J2SE. With beta 2 of the .NET Framework, he started developing Web applications with ASP.NET. As developer evangelist for Microsoft Austria, he is doing workshops, trainings, and proof-of-concept projects together with independent software vendors in Austria based on .NET, Web Services, and Office 2003 technologies.

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  • Posted May 11, 2009

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    Must have

    Apress books are usually must have books for me when it comes to .NET programming, and this book is no suprise the same. I read Matthew MacDonald's other books too, and they are usually in great details. It is not definately one of those learn in 24 hour book.

    It starts with the basics of ASP.Net such as what? why? and then 1 chapter about Visual studio.
    The next chapters are all in very much in detail, sometimes more detail then you may need in your web programming tasks such as file managements, but i think it is great to know.

    The advanced section (Chapter 27+) might scare you, if you just started programming, however give yourself 6 months and you will find those chapters very valuable.

    One more time: Highy recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2008

    Excellent book about newest technology!

    This is excellent book for all people who's interesting learn about ASP.NET 3.5. It also serves as a great reference. In this book You can find all interesting important information about creating powerful web application in Microsoft Technology with C#. Interesting chapters have a lot of examples, charts, and pictures illustrated all topics in this book. I think this is the best resource about the newest web technology. This book is good for all developers, from people who's create first application on NET Framework and for experts and professional developers. Matthew MacDonald and Mario Szpuszta prepare book, where You can easly find everything information about development with ASP.NET, from core concepts (NET Framework strategy, working with Visual Studio 2008) to advanced security sections and building custom controls and weparts with ASP.NET technology. Additional, writers add to book some special chapters about Linq, AJAX and Silverlight. This is good introduction to these technology, too. Everyday I work with building internet application and websites, and I using this book in my work. It's incredibly source of examples, best practices and information about my favourite web technology. I have a two, the best chapters,and I like read this two, three ... and when I read this I always found new features in ASP.NET. I like chapters about advanced user interface techniques where developers can learn about user controls, customer server controls, using JavaScript in client-side features and GDI+ with ASP.NET applications, and chapter about development applications with Internet Information Services 7, Microsoft's premier web hosting platform. Mathew and Mario does a great job relating everything to real world scenarios. He also provides very usable code samples. If you are developing in ASP.NET 3.5, this is a must have book. I recommend this book for everythink who thinking about creating good and professional applications for web.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2007

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    This book is aimed at anyone that knows the basics of C# and wants to learn about ASP.Net. But this does exclude people who already know ASP.Net as there is a lot of in-depth information as well as what is new in Dot Net 3.5. If you are a senior level ASP.Net developer, the book will start a little slow, but then gets into some of the new stuff. It¿s hard to write a book for both medium and senior level people, but this book does a good job of it. The first few chapters give a good back ground on ASP.Net development, Visual Studio and Web Forms. Next the book has a few chapters on data access. The book talks about the different ways of getting data to and from you web page and has a lot of great examples. Next the book gets into some of the really cool features of ASP.Net like LINQ, User Controls and Themes and Master pages. The book then has several chapters on the various security methods and even Cryptography 'with lots of great examples'. At the end there are some ¿bonus¿ chapters that cover Portals, AJAX and and introduction to Silverlight. This book is a great reference that covers some the coolest stuff in ASP.Net, including the new stuff in Dot Net 3.5. With all the examples, this is also a book you will want at your finger tips for a quick reference. I would recommend this book to anyone that knows C# and either wants to learn about ASP.Net or to the advanced ASP.Net developer that just wants a more complete understanding of ASP.Net 3.5.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2007

    Recommend this book for any one who wants to learn core as well as Linq, Silverlight and IIS 7 for getting a kick start

    This book is a must to have book for anyone who is starting/ switching their careers to developing web applications using technologies. The authors Matthew MacDonald and Mario Szpuszta, has done a very good job of covering all sections that are useful for beginners as well as middle level developers. For example, if you are seeing Visual Studio for the first time in your life, they dedicated a whole chapter on how to use visual studio. The reason I brought up this point is they kept the beginners in mind and they didn't leave any assumptions that the reader already know how to use Visual Studio. At the same time for those middle level developers who wants to dive into newly released hot technologies like Ajax, LINQ and Silverlight you won't be disappointed. They have dedicated individual chapters for each of those topics. As I have been developing application from last several years, I opened this book to see what I can read about Linq and Silverlight. I enjoyed those chapters as they give you an introduction and a good kick start. I am surprised that the authors also dedicated a whole chapter for website deployment (Chapter 18) where the architectures of IIS 5.0, 6.0 and then 7.0 is explained. That is awesome that they have discussed installation of IIS 7.0 and explained the architecture as well as the new Configuration model of IIS 7.0. Everything is explained with the help of screen shots. Of course I took for granted for all those core concepts of like developing Http Handlers, Http Modules, Customer Server controls, Custom Membership and profile providers, Security. They are all covered and are very well explained in individual chapters. Given the broadness of the subject, the authors done a great job of covering all areas in depth methodically that way you won't be lost. I enjoyed this book so much that I would definitely recommend this book to any .Net Web Developer and this book is going to take some space on my desk.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2007

    Excellent book for ASP.NET developers

    Pro ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008 is the sequel to Pro ASP.NET 2.0 in C# 2005 and has been completely revised for the .NET 3.5 platform. This is an excellent book that covers all the aspects of web development, more over the material has depth. The examples and sample code are quite elaborate. Those new to the .NET platform will find this book an excellent choice as it gives an end to end coverage for creating professional Web sites. More experienced .NET developers wanting to upgrade to .NET 3.5 will find the chapters on LINQ. ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight of interest. The authors have also covered IIS 7. I am an experienced .NET developer and wanted a book to get a quick start on the new technologies like LINQ and AJAX and I was not disappointed.

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