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ASP.NET 3.5 Website Programming: Problem - Design - Solution Paperback – Oct 19 2009

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  • Paperback: 648 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (Oct. 19 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470187581
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470187586
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 3.3 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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Sharpen your ASP.NET 3.5 skills as you develop a real-world website

The ASP.NET 2.0 version of this book was the first to introduce experienced ASP.NET 2.0 programmers to building a web application with a layered approach. Now updated for ASP.NET 3.5 and the Entity Framework, this unique book takes good website design beyond page-by-page coding by emphasizing n-tier ASP.NET web application architectural design. Each chapter addresses a problem or business need and then discusses the necessary pieces of the puzzle you'll use to solve that problem. In addition, a professional-level website framework is at the ready, from which you can build real websites, extend the code, and implement specific ASP.NET code.

  • Explains how to implement core features, including master pages, themes, membership, profiles, and personalization
  • Demonstrates ways to best use ASP.NET AJAX, the Entity Framework, and Visual Studio code
  • Shares techniques for compilation, deployment, instrumentation, error handling, and logging
  • Uncovers tips for separating a site's UI and presentation layer from the pluggable data access layer and business logic layer
  • Features helpful examples and hands-on code, as well as resourceful ways to handle common problems
  • Features code examples in the book using Visual Basic and a complete sample application download available in both C# and Visual Basic

Wrox Problem – Design – Solution references give you solid, workable solutions to real-world development problems. Each is devoted to a single application, analyzing every problem, examining relevant design issues, and implementing the ideal solution.

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About the Author

Chris Love has been the principal developer for more than 250 ASP and ASP.NET websites. He is a Microsoft MVP for ASP.NET.

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At one time Wrox books were the publisher that I'd turn to if I wanted to learn about a new technology or needed a solid reference book. The "Programmer to Programmer" trademark meant something to me when I needed to turn to individuals for written advice. I'm sad to say this is no longer the case. Over the last three to five years this publisher's material has shown a steady decline in the quality of the authorship.

This book is the metaphorical straw that has broken this camel's back. The author's writing style lacks any coherence; code segments are dropped in with out any regard to a logical flow or explanation as to how they were developed. Also are the errors typographical and programmatic. I've made it as far as page 46 before tossing in the towel after vainly trying to find the file "Template.master" in the author's provided source code. Hoping for just errors in proof reading and typography I downloaded the author's source code. The error count in Visual Studio when trying to compile the code alone is 109 listed errors.

Unfortunately the last few books I've purchased form Wrox has soured my opinion of their product line and it's going to take some really good unbiased reviews to encourage me to purchase from them again.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e685e4c) out of 5 stars Concepts Good - Project Details Poor Nov. 15 2009
By Gary M. Copeland - Published on
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Because I was familiar with the earlier version of the Beer House project I thought I would take a chance and purchase this book before it had been reviewed. That was a big mistake! Even though the author does a good job of explaining concepts and his design criteria, you can't build the project from the book alone. Because project details such as what goes where and layout are very vague I found myself getting lost frequently. Anyone trying to follow along and build the project will quickly become frustrated. If you do purchase this book you MUST download the project code if you want to have any hope of building the project.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e68a0b4) out of 5 stars Great in explaining the new concepts, but... Dec 12 2009
By Brian Leung - Published on
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I am also familiar with the previous edition and this TBH project. The first few chapters of this book are great. The author explains carefully the concepts of the new Entity Framework, LINQ and AJAX very clearly in chapter 3. He also compares his new approach with the previous approach done by Marco Bellinaso, and states that his new approach is a better approach than the previous one (e.g., in page 108 he said "...(the previous technique) is often not done in high-demand production sites and reduces an n-tier architecture to a flat model ...".

Chapter 4 is also good and he introduced AJAX to improve the previous version.

A lot of mistakes & errors start to appear afterward. Chapter 8 (Forums) is deplorable as 80% of the content in this chapter is a direct copy of the previous edition. Even the class diagram in p.402 is totally wrong, with all the functions like "GetForumFromForumDetails()", which only appears in the previous edition. And the methods in p.405 (strangely in C# instead of vb), GetThreads(), is an exact copy of the previous one, which uses SqlConnection instead of leveraging the entity framework.

I tried to download the C# project code for this book from Wrox's website, and it is not completed yet, and even with a lot of VB code in it (e.g., Forum.cs)!!!, and it won't compile.

I hope the author will update this great book and the project code in C# very soon. I also hope that Marco Bellinaso will take over and do it again for 4.0.

For those who are familiar with the previous edition by Marco Bellinaso, this is a very good book to learn about the new Entity Framework and other things. But if you haven't read the previous version, you will find it very hard to build the project by just following this book.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e68a078) out of 5 stars Be Warned - Download Code Does not Work Feb. 8 2010
By John Bonham - Published on
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I am really tired of spending good money on books whose accompanying, downloadable code does not work. Why put it up at all???

If the code can't back up the ideas set out in the pages, they're not much good to me.

So, if you insist on a well-written, functioning application which you can run, and from which you can learn, this book is probably not for you.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e68a36c) out of 5 stars What the HECK!!! March 22 2010
By KrazyProgramer - Published on
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The concepts in this book are first class material for every website. However coding while following the book is impossible, unless you are Chris Love himself(No step-by-step procedures for implementing from scratch). The frustration of this would have been ok if the download-able code for this website worked but IT DOESN'T WORK. In sort this book is great for steeling good concept from and learning how to coded it else where.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e68a3cc) out of 5 stars Good on concepts, HORRIBLE at providing examples Oct. 20 2011
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I really wish I had read the other reviews of this book prior to purchasing. Most of the books in the "Programmer to Programmer" series that I have read have been excellent...this one isn't. I've just finished reading Chapter 2. I'll continue to read the book (because the concepts presented ARE useful); but, my expectations are much lower than they used to be.

First, let me start by stating what I expected. I was expecting the book to present an overall problem involving the construction of a full-featured commercial website. In each chapter, I expected that problem to be broken down into sets of discrete "problems", a design presented that solves those problems, and then clear incremental instructions on how to implement the design so that, by the end of the book, you have a fully functioning, well-designed, well-written website.

Now, let me tell you my impression of the book so far. First, it's obvious that the author isn't building a website from scratch. In fact, it feels as if the author created the complete working website, and then tried to go back and reconstruct the process from the completed code. Unfortunately, the code provided in the early chapters appears to have been extracted from the completed website and contains references to web controls, CSS classes/styles, and even pages that haven't been created yet. And the presentation seems to "jump around", almost as if they couldn't decide what order to present the material in, and shuffled all of the content together without doing a proper job of going back and re-editing the material. Toward the end of chapter 2 (page 53) the author says "You're done! Run the project; by default you'll see the home page shown earlier in Figure 2-7..." There's a couple of problems with this...First, implementing what has been provided in the "Solution" portion of the chapter, I've got 17 compiler errors, 24 warnings, and 2 messages about obsolete HTML attributes. Second, nothing has been developed in the way of actual content for the website. I'd be fine with being told to download content (text, images, etc) from the website; but the only download available from the website is the fully completed website. Many of the other texts I've read in the series provide separate "solution" downloads for each chapter. This allows you to see what the solution looks like at then end each stage (chapter) of development without having to enter all of the code yourself (though most developers, myself included, feel like they learn more by entering the code themselves). This book would definitely benefit from this sort of breakdown.

As I said above, I've just finished the first two chapters and I will finish reading this book (I'm just stubborn that way). I'll post updates as I progress; but I can't say I'm looking forward to reading the coming chapters.