Visual Basic.NET will transform the way longtime VB developers work -- and it makes Visual Basic extraordinarily attractive to anyone looking for a powerful next-generation web development platform. Whichever group you're in, SAMS Teach Yourself Visual Basic.NET Web Programming in 21 Days gives you a high-speed jump-start with the language, and the broader .NET environment it integrates with.
Expert VB developer-author Peter Aitken and enterprise developer Phil Syme organize VB.NET web programming into 21 hands-on lessons, plus two detailed bonus projects: a web portal and a tool for administering it.
In "Week 1," you'll focus on ASP.NET and its advanced forms and controls, which enable programmers to build sophisticated web applications visually, and incorporate powerful validation, database access, and user interface features without breaking a sweat. "Week 2" starts with an introduction to VB.NET's XML support, then presents in-depth coverage of ADO.NET data access and walks you through creating a full-fledged web service, from start to finish.
Then, it's on to advanced topics: finding and consuming web services; moving legacy code to .NET; securing and deploying your web applications; and finally, architecting web applications for maximum performance and robustness. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jerseybased marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.