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Inside ASP.NET
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Inside ASP.NET (Paperback)
by Scott Worley (Author)
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Inside ASP.NET provides experienced software and web developers with accurate and concise information on the technologies and concepts introduced in Microsoft's new and revolutionary development platform, ASP.NET. Covering topics such as ADO.NET, Web Services, cache control, globalization, and Mobile Device Development, Inside ASP.NET offers the most comprehensive overview of ASP.NET available.

Written for the experienced user, this book is the only one you will need to transition your skill set from ASP to ASP.NET.Author Scott Worley supplies you with many source code examples individually relating to every concept introduced within this book. In addition, Worley also provides a full ASP.NET-based online task management application used as the final case-study project in this book.

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Written for the experienced user, this book is the only one you will need to transition your skill set from ASP to ASP.NET. Author Scott Worley supplies you with many source code examples individually relating to every concept introduced within this book. In addition, Worley also provides a full ASP.NET-based online task management application used as the final case-study project in this book.

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Product Details
  • Paperback: 700 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; 1st edition (December 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735711356
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735711358
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: based on 26 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: #995,290 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)
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26 Reviews
5 star: 65%  (17)
4 star: 23%  (6)
3 star: 3%  (1)
2 star: 3%  (1)
1 star: 3%  (1)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A great desk-side companion for the experienced dev, November 24, 2001
By Jason A. Salas (Dededo, Guam Guam) - See all my reviews
Overall, this is a very fine book, and very deserving of its name. Being targeted at the experienced developer, its focus is not regurgitation of coding principles involved in building .NET-based applications, but rather takes an overall look at the operations and ways of manipulating, managing and presenting data for a better understanding of the .NET Framework as a whole. The ordering of the chapters is a bit unorthodox from the norm with what other .NET titles follow, but it is of value to the developer in being both a quick reference, and a practical guide. The logical flow of the book deviates from what many other titles go with.

The chapters are explained well and are succinct, not verbose over-amplifications of what should be simple concepts. The reader can get what he wants and move on. I was able to read easily and quickly. Each major property, method, and parameter or major objects is listed in tabular format, which is great for future lookups when I need a bit of code. (The code is all in VB.NET, with C# to be included with the online documentation. ...)

The chapters on MSMQ, ADSI, and state management support/integration were explained better and in more general detail than most books, in very simple to understand dialogue. In my experience, this is the section that throws most people off...or that they wind up skipping because no matter how good the ability of the author to analogize the concepts, they get lost in the complexity of it all. Worley did an excellent job describing why such features are of use to the developer, and although admittedly not diving into each technology in gross detail, but quickly enough to get a developer started.

On the whole, I enjoyed the writing, had fun with the experience and was pleased with the outcome. The lack of proofreading leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but overall I'd say this was a success.

I would recommend this book as an excellent addition to an ASP.NET developer's library. Hopefully the 2nd edition will patch and suture the bleeding left by the editorial mistakes.

Some additional comments:

ě The book did a better job than most explaining the importance of .NET's configuration and state management features, using global.asax and web.config.
ě Properties and methods of major objects and namespaces within the .NET Framework are laid out in tabular format, making for an easy-to-read and very quick, searchable listing, not forcing the read to go sifting through pages of editorial rhetoric just to get a bit of syntax. Too many books lose sight of the fact that people want to know as many method and properties as they can, and the authors too quickly refer to the "consult the Microsoft documentation" excuse. Worley also compiled a very useful listing of Appendices Many books do not go to the length of listing all of the given properties and methods for an object, but this is a great job of providing this for the reader.
ě The physical dimensions and paper used for the book make it easy to hold and read (an important factor to me, typically lying the book on my stomach...I've nearly broken ribs with other publisher titles). The fact that the book is uses a softbound-yet-sturdy binding and cover makes this durable and rugged...this is a good thing in my mind, and something to capitalize on.

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent book, November 25, 2001
By S. Mishkovskiy (Washington, DC) - See all my reviews
I was that close to buying this book, but... All examples are in VB.Net. It would have been nice to see C# in addition to that. Otherwise excellent material.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Plenty of errors - ASP.copy&paste book, February 11, 2002
By "tanilian" (Montreal, Canada) - See all my reviews
I bought this book based on other reviews, I'm at page 200 and I have found more than 40 errors till now, either other readers are sleeping while reading or are family members. Examples are very basic, QuickStart samples that come with visual studio are more profound, at least there you have choice between C# and VB code examples.

However, I was able to contact the author who helped me solve some of the ambiguities I had, particularly with state management.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

Another great book by New Riders
This is one good book on ASP.NET, I brought this book after buying and being impressed by the other new riders ASP.NET publication Debugging ASP.NET. Read more
Published on March 20, 2002 by Mark Evans

Great reference and intemediate guide to ASP.NET
This book, is in my opinion is great, it has been a long while since I have read a book, and actually learned a lot more than I bargined for. Read more
Published on March 19, 2002 by Jody Forrester

Great reference and learning material!
Not sure what to type, here, but here goes.
I found this book to be a very usefull reference and learning guide on ASP.NET. Read more
Published on March 14, 2002 by Terrance Kaye

I find this book to be relatively good
I must admit that whilst waiting for this book to be delivered, I almost concelled my order after seeing 2 bad reviews here, however, I am glad I did not cancel. Read more
Published on February 28, 2002 by Claude S.

Atrocious grammar - hard to read
I purchased this book to fill out my .Net collection. This is (by far) one of the worst written/edited books I have ever read. The editor needs to take an English course. Read more
Published on February 22, 2002

I'm not sure wether to use it for weightlifting or to read. This is an enormous work, badly proofread, with a strange (illogical?) ordering of chapters. Read more
Published on February 7, 2002

I agree with the other review posters this is a good book!
Just a good book, very usefull as a desktop reference, and eductaional tool for the advanced developer, in the ways of ASP.NET.
Published on February 2, 2002 by Fred Erice

A very usefull reference for the Intermediate developer
This book, is a very usefulll reference for the intermediate to advanced developer, its covers a myriad of topics, some which are not mentioned in other ASP. Read more
Published on February 2, 2002

Great book, not a giant paperwieght!
Simply put its a great book, nice examples, very good chapters on web services, xml, ado and security.

I certainly reccommend this one!

Published on January 30, 2002 by Marcus Tillotson

Definately on eof the better ASP.NET Books
Well, what can I say, found this book to be one of the best on the market, certainly in the top 3. these being in order of my personal preference

1. Inside ASP.NET
2. ASP. Read more

Published on January 26, 2002 by John Marksen

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