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Professional ASP.NET 2.0 XML [Paperback]

Thiru Thangarathinam

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Book Description

Jan. 18 2006 Programmer to Programmer
  • The foundation for most Web services, XML can also be used with ASP.NET to display data from an infinite variety of sources in a Web site
  • After covering the basics, the book explores the many ways that XML documents can be created, transformed, and transmitted to other systems using ASP.NET 2.0
  • Two major case studies address issues such as reading and writing XML data, XML data validation, transforming XML Data with XSLT, SQL Server XML integration, XML support in ADO.NET, and XML Web Services

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You'll also learn more about SQL Server 2005 XML features, XML serialization, and XML Web services. You'll see how XML can be used to increase application efficiency and reach. Two helpful real-life case studies used throughout the book demonstrate the many ways that XML documents can be created, transformed, and transmitted to other systems using ASP.NET.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to read and write XML data
  • Advanced Web service concepts such as SOAP headers and extensions
  • Using XmlSerializer to serialize XML documents as XML data
  • Techniques to build programs or scripts that create, read, and update settings in web.config and machine.config files
  • How to create an XSD schema in Visual Studio® 2005
  • Tips on working with typed and untyped data type columns
  • How to get a head start with Microsoft's new "Atlas" Ajax technology for ASP.NET and XML

Who this book is for

This book is for intermediate to experienced programmers who are already familiar with XML and want to gain a clear understanding of ASP.NET development. Some basic knowledge of C# is necessary.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

About the Author

Thiru Thangarathinam works for Intel Corporation in Phoenix, Arizona. He is an MCAD (Microsoft Certified Application Developer) and specializes in architecting and building Distributed N-Tier applications using ASP.NET, Visual C#.NET, VB.NET, ADO.NET, and SQL Server 2000. He has co-authored a number of books for Wrox Press in .NET technologies. Thiru is also a regular contributor to print and online magazines such as Visual Studio Magazine, Visual Studio .NET Professional, SQL Server Professional, DevX, ASPToday.com, 15seconds.com, and Developer.com. At Intel, he is part of the team that is focused on developing the Enterprise Architecture and Service Oriented Architectures for Intel. He can be reached at thiru.thangarathinam@intel.com.

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good reference in explaining XML Specific features of ASP.NET Jan. 29 2006
By David Neilsen - Published on Amazon.com
This book was written with an emphasis on the new features built into ASP.NET 2.0 and XML. The book assumes experience with previous versions of ASP.NET 2.0 and XML but if you understand the basics of Web programming you shouldn't have any trouble.

It would be better if this book provides examples on VB.NET as well since the book completely focuses only on C#. And also it would be great to have some information on the below:

1. Instructions on solving the most common SQL access errors.

2. How to replace SQLExpress with SQL Server
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book to understand xml 2.0 features Feb. 2 2006
By Anil - Published on Amazon.com
I would recommend this book to anyone working on ASP.NET 2.0. XML is the integral part of .NET framework and used widely on all projects.

Book explains XML classes, Data Validation, XML transformation, XML and ADO.NET, Web Services and use of XML in Web.Config and Configuration files.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ASP.NET 2.0 XML explained Feb. 28 2006
By Nicholas Cipollina - Published on Amazon.com
This book was very useful. It covered a wide variety of topics and explained most topics very well. I would have liked the book to get into some more subjects a little more in depth, but when you are covering so many topics that is a little difficult to do. This book did cover a lot of the new XML classes in the 2.0 framework. I would have liked some more info on the sql server 2005 xml stuff, particulary xquery. The book talked about OPENXML and even made the statement that you should use .nodes for these types of queries now. But it made no mention of how to do so. Overall, this was a very useful text.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fantastic book - well worth the money! Jan. 23 2007
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Thiru Thangarathinam is one of the few authors out there who truly know how to teach and convey the knowledge they are presenting. The manner in which he approaches and expounds a topic should be formulated and used in all books. Most books these days simply show how to do the simplest of tasks and never provide real world scenarios. But guess what, in the real world your tasks are never that simple.

Thiru does a great job in not only showing "how to" but also provides best practice tips so that you know "when to", "when not to", "when you do be sure to". These are the things I need to know in the real world. Without a doubt this was one of the best technical books I have read in a while. I will definitely buy any future books that he authors. Glad to see he's a fellow Phoenician also!
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great For ASP.NET and its XML Features June 19 2006
By Tim Robinson - Published on Amazon.com
This is an excellent book covering the XML features of ASP.NET. It is very professional but, not for any beginner. It has the first 2 chapters which pretty much cover the basics but, throughout the rest of the book you need to know what you are doing. It is very detailed but is not really "step-by-step" like 1-2-3...It will walk you through how to do something through reading; so if your not one of those people who don't like to read, I wouldnt fully recommend this book to you. It shows a many screenshots in there so it makes it fairly simple to follow along. The book has almost 500 pages that are completely dedicated to the XML features of ASP.NET. If you are willing to take out the reading glasses and read a little bit. Overall, its an outstanding book!

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