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Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Applications: Advanced Topics Paperback – Mar 15 2006
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About the Author
Dino Esposito is a well-known ASP.NET, AJAX, and Microsoft Silverlight expert who has written or co-written several popular books, including Microsoft ASP.NET and Ajax: Architecting Web Applications and Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4. He is a regular contributor to MSDN Magazine and speaks at industry events such as DevConnections and Microsoft TechEd.
Top Customer Reviews
This book rates as one of the best with me. The others are "Beginning Java Programming" from Wrox by Ivor Horton or the automotive engineering books by Author W. Judge, published by Bentley Press in 1966. (This dates my years of reading reference books.) I subscribed to MSDN magazine because of his writing skills, his knowledge, his ability to develop concepts and ability to aid the reader in developing an understanding of the material presented. Dino Esposito is a deep thinker so get ready to bury your mind!
This book is good for the intermediate ASP.NET programmer before they go on to tackle the tough stuff i.e. Component Controls. Don't get this book if you are not willing to invest the time or do not want to really understand ASP.NET. (P.S. this is the first review I have written.)
The style of this book is exactly the same as his stuff in MSDN. If you aren't familiar with it, I mean that advanced users will love it b/c it's always interesting and practical, but if you are a newbie, it's clear and understandable so it'll be great for you too.
If you aren't an ASP.NET developer, then there's a lot to learn. ASP.NET represents a fundamental shift in thinking (what in .NET doesn't?) but if anything, it's much simpler and intuitive than ASP ever could be. I've played with all of the code in this book and everything compiled and worked as expected. The examples are all things that you'll probably confront in your day to day development and Dino gets right to the heart of the issue.
He's unquestionably one of the greatest minds in .NET and he is a superb communicator. One of the best features of this book is that it never gets boring and it never skips important details that leave you wondering how to do what he's talking about. I know this sounds petty, but coming up with real examples that aren't silly or overly complex (and always relevant) takes a lot of skill.
If you don't read his articles in MSDN - then start, you'll be glad you did. If you don't own this book and want to learn ASP.NET, But it - you'll be glad you did.
This is how books should be written, but very few are. I made the mistake of buying the O'Reilly book on the subject (and I usually like O'Reilly books), and it is nothing but a lightweight (and often imprecise and inaccurate) overview compared to this book.
My advice -- don't fool around with other amateurish books on the subject -- go straight for the definitive expert treatise and get this book.
We looked at many books on the general subject of .NET and the specific subjects of VB.NET, ASP.NET, and ADO.NET to learn how to successfully create Web Applications that users love. There are a lot of books out there on .NET that are more confusing than helpful. And most books - just touch the basics, don't give detailed explanations, or don't have sample code that works. There are a few exceptions and this book is one of them. It doesn't have any of the above mentioned problems.
What is most impressive about this book is the readability of the material. If you are interested in the details of how something works in ASP.NET, you will find that once you pick up this book and start reading it, it is difficult to put it down. The explanations are clear, concise, yet detailed and the different topics are all very neatly interconnected.
If your primary interest is in finding a book with code to modify for your own project situation, this is NOT the book. There are other excellent books for that purpose. 'ASP.NET Developer's Cookbook' by The ASP Alliance is one that we prefer(despite most claims, the code in this book does work after you find workarounds to Visual Studio .NET problems first).
The book being reviewed here can be best used for accomplishing the purpose of gaining a COMPLETE working knowledge of ASP.NET. It will obviously take many months of dedicated effort (at least 10-15 hours a week) to master this subject.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I read two books of this author, and I find he try to make simpel thing complex. This book is very dry, even you feel thursty sometimes. Read morePublished on June 25 2004
As always, Dino's book is insightful. If you are looking for basic how to program asp.net, this book is not for you. If you become an asp.net expert, read this book.Published on June 15 2004
I'd recommend getting this book if you are new to ASP.NET, even though this book is not for the newbie to ASP.NET. Read morePublished on April 21 2004 by Michael Ramey
Although he does a good job of providing a lot of information about ASP.NET, Esposito neglects to separate details of the . Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2004 by Philip Gruenhagen
First off, I think Hari Thummalapalli's review nails it on the head. My review is not intended for beginners. In my job, I've come across some aggravating issues in .NET. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2004 by Lori Kadin
I purchased this book based on the rave reviews it has gotten, but have been grossly let down. Although the author seems to be knowledgeable on the topic of . Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2003 by A. Diaz
I found the book to be generally decent all round. But find myself picking up the o'reilly more often.
I guess I'd like the book if I hadn't seen another. Read more
This book covers a lot of in-depth information about ASP.NET 1.1. Its well-organized information is very useful for us to save precious time in searching and exploring. Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2003 by Chuck
I purchased this book because it is from MS Press. But this book really disappointed me. There is no logical flow . Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2003
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