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Murach’s ASP.NET 2.0 Web Programming
with VB 2005
Mike Murach & Associates has just published a 2.0 edition of their best-selling ASP.NET book, now entitled Murach’s ASP.NET 2.0 Web Programming with VB 2005.
As its title implies, this book presents all of the new 2.0 features, including master pages, database access using both SQL and object data sources, the new code-behind model, site navigation features, login controls to authenticate users, profiles to personalize a site, themes to customize formatting elements, and web parts, the building blocks of portals that can be customized by the user.
But beyond that, this book has several features that make it different from most other ASP.NET 2.0 books.
#1: There’s a 5-chapter section on database programming
This is an area that’s changed dramatically from ASP.NET 1.x, with developers now being more sheltered from dealing with ADO.NET directly. This section teaches how to use SQL data sources and the GridView, DetailsView, and FormView controls...all new in ASP.NET 2.0...to develop database applications with little or no VB code. Then, it teaches how to use object data sources, also new in 2.0, to create 3-layer applications that let you separate the presentation code from the data access code in an application.
#2: It teaches development the way it should be done today, using Visual Studio
The 1.x edition of this book was one of the first to teach web development using Visual Studio instead of tools like Notepad. Today, no developer should miss out on the productivity features of Visual Studio. So section 1 in this book (chapters 1-4) teaches beginners how to use Visual Studio 2005 to design, code, test, and debug multi-page web applications that get database data and manage session state. Then, later chapters cover VS tools like the Query Builder and the Web Site Administration Tool.
#3: Complete applications show how all the pieces interact
The key to mastering web development is to have plenty of applications that show how the features you’re learning interact and what problems you might run into as you build a web site. So this book shows complete applications, including the web forms, the aspx code, and the VB code. These can be downloaded for free from the Murach web site, so developers can experiment with them on their own.
#4: The paired-pages format lets developers set their own pace
Murach books have a distinctive format. Each two-page spread presents a single topic: the lefthand page explains the topic, while the righthand page shows the critical details, using syntax, code, screen shots, and how-to notes. Beginners find that this format breaks the material down into manageable bites. Experienced developers find that they can pick up on information that’s new or interesting just by paging through. And developers at any level find that they can easily pinpoint the details they need when they’re using the book as a reference.
Murach’s ASP.NET 2.0 Web Programming with VB 2005 is available directly from the publisher at www.murach.com and from all major retail outlets.
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Murach’s ASP.NET 2.0 Web Programming with VB 2005
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Pages: 841 ISBN: 1-890774-32-4 Price: $52.50