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Moving to ASP.NET: Web Development with VB .NET [Paperback]

Steve Harris (Author), Rob MacDonald (Author)
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<p><i>Moving to ASP.NET: Web Development with VB .NET</i> provides focused and thorough guidance on creating Web applications using ASP.NET, including both Web Form applications and Web Services. Authors Steve Harris and Rob Macdonald have worked extensively with .NET throughout the Beta program, and offer their real-world experience creating and implementing ASP.NET applications. <p>

The authors discuss and examine relevant topics, and teach you how to make immediate use of ASP.NET. Topics include Web Forms, server-side and mobile controls, data access and binding, and XML integration. Also covered are .NET architecture and configuration, security, state and session management, scalability design, and Web Services. Extensive examples are featured throughout the book, and are also available on the Web for you to access and download.

About the Author

Steve Harris has worked as an independent software developer, consultant, and trainer for over 17 years, providing expert solutions and advice to a wide variety of organizations and industries across the globe. For over 10 years, Steve has focused on Windows software development technologies and has become recognized as one of the UK’s foremost authorities. In recent years, Steve has delivered enterprise solutions to a diverse range of customers, from police agencies to Formula 1 race teams and constructors. His development projects have involved telephony, hardware control and monitoring, image capture and recognition, plus a variety of Windows- and web-based applications. In 2001, one of Steve’s projects was nominated for the prestigious Webby Awards.

Rob Macdonald is an independent software expert who specializes in enterprise system design and data access using Windows, COM+, ADO, and MTS. After 9 years running a thriving software development company, he now works directly with developers as a designer, mentor, and trainer. He lives in southern England.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 739 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590590090
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590590096
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.4 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #822,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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    Key Phrases - Statistically Improbable Phrases (SIPs): (learn more)
    web form, web application, web controls, message queue, web method, web user controls, web farm, new random, post data, web reference, data provider, output cache, submit button, digest authentication, property procedures, intermediate language, passport authentication, private queues, design view, concealed navigation, page processing cycle, initial page request, custom web controls, postback process, ticketing scheme
    Key Phrases - Capitalized Phrases (CAPs): (learn more)
    Web Service, Visual Studio, Private Sub, Visual Basic, Enterprise Services, Internet Explorer, Cancel Help Figure, Page Language, File Edit View Favorites Tools Help, Forms Authentication, Public Function, Service Help, Solution Explorer, Query Builder, Web Custom Controls, Web Setup, End Sub, Property Builder, Basic Authentication, State Service, Control Properties, Reset Button, New System, Imports System, Text Dim
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    21 of 22 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent kick-start, March 14, 2003
    By  "tfruit" (greece) - See all my reviews
    This review is from: Moving to ASP.NET: Web Development with VB .NET (Paperback)
    This book is my best buy on ASP.NET. Don't be deceived by the "Moving to" in the title: it is not a book aimed at VB6 programmers. It is a book for those beginning with ASP.NET. It only assumes you know VB.NET (you should) and have at least a basic understanding of object oriented programming and web technologies.

    About it's style:
    The authors have the (so much rare) gift of getting in their readers shoes and give you a clear picture of things.

    It has strikingly clear explanations even when it goes in-depth. Everything seems to be in the right place: they provide the right detail, the right moment, focusing only on the topic at hand. And all this while being very gentle and friendly, enjoyable I'd say.

    About it's content:
    So many books out there weight too much and offer to little because their authors think they write a novel. This book has absolutely no fluff (not even about how great .NET is), no cross-reference, no code repetition. It has precisely what you need to get a solid understanding, and the precious little details which help you get a good grasp. Above all: covers both theory and practice.

    The explanations built-up from the basics to the more in-depth, and take you from the beginner level to the confident one. Even if you know some ASP.NET (like me) but have some uncertainties this book will put your thoughts in order.

    In the bottom line: once you finish the book you 'll be able to start programming with confidence.

    If you are looking for your first book on ASP.NET or are dissapointed by some other (like I was) go for this one.

    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars A great launchpad for ASP.NET, April 14, 2002
    By  "joandawes" (Boston, MA) - See all my reviews
    This review is from: Moving to ASP.NET: Web Development with VB .NET (Paperback)
    I'm a fan of Rob Macdonald already, and now he seems to have teamed up with an equally talented writer in Steve Harris. I've read a number of ASP.NET books and articles that assume you're going to use notepad to build your applications. This is the first book that teaches how to use ASP.NET assuming you are using the productivity features of Visual Studio.NET.
    But it is not just about point and click programming. As I expected, the authors take the trouble to explain how ASP.NET works, what techniques to use when, and takes you from a simple start through to advanced topics such as scalability and security.
    I recommend this book to anyone coming to ASP.NET either from a Visual Basic programming background or from an ASP background. You'll come out really condfident about building Web sites with ASP.NET.

    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars A great jump start for productivity, October 17, 2002
    By  Christopher Duncan (Atlanta, GA USA) - See all my reviews
    This review is from: Moving to ASP.NET: Web Development with VB .NET (Paperback)
    As a Visual C++ programmer, I don't do web development for a living. When I do have to work on our company sites, I typically have a specific task to accomplish and no time to fool with it. I moved to .NET for one reason - productivity. I was delighted to find that this is exactly what Steve and Rob offer in "Moving to ASP.NET". They dive right into the practical tasks that I need to accomplish, giving background where needed but otherwise keeping their focus on getting the job done. Even with no VB experience, my database work was up and running in 4 hours. If you want to get up to speed on ASP.NET as quickly as possible, this book will make you productive your first day. I even had time left over for pizza.

    Thanks, guys!

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    5.0 out of 5 stars What a great read....
    This was the first book I bought on ASP.NET and 4 months into the project I still go back to it now and again.
    Published on January 28, 2004 by Donal Og McCarthy

    2.0 out of 5 stars A bad buy
    Good for reading if you cant count sheep to fall asleep, but with no other practical use. I am amazed by the fact I cannot get even a single line of code out of that book and...
    Published on October 15, 2003 by Blagoy Baychev

    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
    I have recently had the pleasure of being taught .NET by both Rob MacDonald and Steve Harris on a boot camp, and two better teachers you couldn't hope to find.
    Published on July 6, 2002 by Andrew McKay

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