From Library Journal
These two titles represent the spectrum in ASP.NET guides. Both will be useful in conjunction with guides on related languages such as Visual Basic .NET (see Computer Media, LJ 4/1/02) and C#. A Beginner's Guide lives up to its name; the first two chapters explain how to set up .NET and how ASP.NET fits into the entire framework before teaching general programming basics. That information sets the stage for the discussion of topics such as using Visual Basic .NET to program for ASP.NET, web services, and ADO.NET. Mastery checks at the end of each chapter make this a useful self-study resource for all public libraries. Intended for those with previous experience in ASP or Visual Basic, The Complete Reference spends little time on programming basics but is much more thorough than A Beginner's Guide. It will serve as a helpful reference for advanced developers. Appropriate for large public libraries and college libraries supporting programming curricula.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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The Most Comprehensive ASP.NET Resource Available
Get up to speed on ASP.NET--a core Web development platform in the new Microsoft .NET Framework--with this definitive resource. You'll learn how the .NET Framework really works, master the Visual Studio .NET development environment, and learn best practices for developing powerful ASP.NET applications. Systematically covering both basic and more advanced topics, this comprehensive guide will help you take advantage of ASP.NET's pre-built functionality and show you how to program the event-driven form model, access XML Web services, work with relational databases, and much more. You'll also find helpful security information for safeguarding your site and providing subscription services. Thorough and organized, this one-stop reference will show you everything you need to expertly work with ASP.NET.
- Learn the fundamentals of the .NET Framework
- Explore the basics of object-oriented programming as well as Visual Basic .NET and C# syntax
- Interact with a Web page's user interface through its object layer
- Employ ASP.NET's built-in data-binding features and advanced data controls
- Design robust Web services and access them from multiple platforms
- Create your own reusable components and Web controls for ASP.NET applications
- Get at-a-glance reference information for every ASP.NET Web control and configuration setting
- Boost performance of any Web application through caching
Discover productivity tricks for mastering Visual Studio .NET and its integrated debugger
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