From the Back Cover
Whether you are new to web development or switching to ASP.NET from another web language, you can use Visual Web Developer to build amazing web sites using drop-and-drag techniques and a wide range of developer-friendly tools and controls. Written by two of the world's best known ASP.NET authors, this book shows you how to create powerful and interactive web applications that are also easy and inexpensive to create using the Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition software included on the book's CD-ROM.
The authors use a step-by-step tutorial to focus on getting your site up and working quickly, without wasting time discussing code or theory. They use a simple, real-world example to show you how to build high quality and reliable web sites. This experience provides a convenient stepping-stone as you go on to build even more complex sites in the future.
What you will lean from this book
How to install Visual Web Developer
Tips onimplementing the database
Design tips for building dependable and accessible sites
How to display and edit data
Ways to publish your finished site
How to build a shopping cart
Who this book is for
This book is for anyone new to web programming or those moving from other web technologies such as ASP or PHP. This book will also be helpful for Windows developers who have never built web sites.
This Wrox Stater Kit gives you a CD-ROM including Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition, SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, and the MSDN 2005 Express Edition library - all the tools you need to get started programming right away - as well as a book featuring structured tutorials that walk you through all the techniques you need to know.
About the Author
is a hacker in the traditional sense of the word. That’s someone who likes playing with code and working out how things work, which is why he spends much of his life working with beta software. Luckily, this coincides with writing about new technologies, giving him an output for his poor English and grammar. He lives in a small village in the Oxfordshire countryside. Like many programmers everywhere, he has an expensive hi-fi, a big TV, and no life. You can contact Dave through his own company, ipona Limited: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alex Homer is a computer geek and Web developer with a passion for ASP.NET. Although he has to spend some time doing real work (a bit of consultancy and training, and the occasional conference session), most of his days are absorbed in playing with the latest Microsoft Web technology and then writing about it. Living in the picturesque wilderness of the Derbyshire Dales in England, he is well away from the demands of the real world—with only an Internet connection to maintain some distant representation of normality. But, hey, what else could you want from life? You can contact Alex through his own software company, Stonebroom Limited: email@example.com.