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Alessandro Gallo

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ASP.NET Ajax in Action, 2nd edition

ASP.NET AJAX in Action – my first book, published by Manning in 2007 – has been a successful project. It received great feedback (for example, 19 out of the 25 reviews on Amazon are 5-stars) and it’s been translated into three languages.

Since its publication in 2007, ASP.NET Ajax 3.5 has been released. With the upcoming release of ASP.NET Ajax 4.0, the book needs an update. As a consequence, we felt natural to search for a talented developer who researched, wrote and breathed ASP.NET Ajax during the last two years.

It’s an honor to have Dave Ward - an active blogger and an ASP.NET Ajax and jQuery expert – as part of our team for the second edition of ASP.NET Ajax in Action.

The second edition of the book will target ASP.NET Ajax 4.0 and 3.5, and will hit the market at the end of the year. Please follow us on the book’s homepage at Manning’s website. You can also subscribe and get early access to the manuscript.

If you have any feedback or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment. We are committed to delivering an updated and comprehensive book on ASP.NET Ajax!

Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2009 12:00 PM by Garbin


Helen said:

Nice Post!

I'm new to ASP.Net. I'll take one book to start




# June 26, 2009 8:16 AM

Speednet said:

Good deal!  I loved your first edition, and I'm looking forward to the 2nd.  

For what it's worth, my request for the 2nd edition is to write a section devoted to using jQuery with ASP.NET AJAX -- even eliminating ScriptManager if possible.  I know there is a lot of conflicting information on the Web about the best approach, and with Dave Ward on board it would be a great opportunity to fully flesh out the optimal approach(es) with examples.

I'd also love to see a raw performance section with some out-of-the-box ways of improving the experiences of first-load and primed cache.  Two fantastic books to draw performance techniques from are High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites, both by Steve Souders.  My own experience with a major Web site is that when I adopted the recommendations in those books, performance went off the charts.

The one the that has been difficult is getting ASP.NET AJAX to work with the methods such as moving the script tag locations within the page.  The want to load near the start of the body tag, and the optimal placement is at the bottom.  I'm sure analysis of the situation could get a lot deeper, by exploring the life cycle of the client library (and loaded custom controls), and how it related to best practices outlined by Souders.  (The second book also includes chapters by several other industry experts within each niche category.)


# June 26, 2009 5:10 PM

Garbin said:

Hello Todd, thanks for your feedback. We will definitely consider your suggestions.

# June 28, 2009 5:01 AM

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# June 30, 2009 9:55 AM
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