Beginning ASP.NET 1.1 with VB.NET 2003

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What is this book about?

This book teaches you how to build custom ASP.NET Web sites from the ground up. An expert team of authors uses their extensive ASP.NET programming experience to give you hands-on instruction in the best way to create Web sites with ASP.NET. This completely updated edition features new examples, and all code is written and tested for ASP.NET version 1.1.

What does this book cover?

Here's what you will learn in this book:

  • How to install and configure ASP.NET
  • Basic programming principles for Visual Basic. NET, such as variables, controls structures, and procedural programming
  • Techniques for applying these principles as you develop ASP.NET pages
  • The minimum amount of object-oriented programming necessary to work successfully and efficiently with ASP.NET
  • Key differences between ASP.NET 1.0 and 1.1, how to use the examples in this book with either version, and how to move from 1.0 to 1.1
  • Build ASP.NET sites faster using Microsoft's new, free WebMatrix tool
  • Techniques for extending your ASP.NET sites to incorporate related tools and technologies, such as using ADO.NET for data source access
  • Web Services for inter-Web site communication, and Server Controls for facilitating code maintenance and reuse
  • How you can make your ASP.NET site production-ready through proper debugging, optimization, and security

Who is this book for?

This book is for beginners who have no previous experience of ASP, VB, XML, object-oriented programming, or the .NET framework. A little knowledge of HTML is useful, but not essential. All the concepts you need to create dynamic ASP.NET Web sites are presented and explained in full.

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User Review  - Gerald B. - Overstock.com

I bought this book more than a decade ago. I used it to learn ASP.NET. I still use the technology today but the book is long out of date. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Chris Ullman (Birmingham, UK) is a former Computer Science graduate who cut his teeth on UNIX/Linux administration and DBA work before moving to Wrox Press in the mid 1990s. He started as a technical editor working on SQL, UNIX, Access and Foxpro titles before moving into authoring and web development. He was with ASP from the Denali betas, and specced, lead authored and even tech reviewed on the best selling ASP book of all time, Beginning ASP 3.0. He also contributed on over 20 other books covering technologies from PHP, ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, JavaScript, VBScript, ColdFusion, HTML, XML to Curl titles.

John Kauffman (Ogdensburg NY) is a trainer and writer working in Asia and North America specializing in connecting databases to the web. While teaching he keeps a list of student questions and mistakes and uses that information as the basis for future material in books.

Chris Hart (Birmingham, UK) is an application developer working on .NET Compact Framework / SQL CE for a UK parcel carrier company. She spent most of t he last four years in   the technical editorial team at Wrox Press, and has been programming on a variety of systems since the age of 10. She spends most of her time working with Microsoft technologies, and has been heavily involved with .NET since it was first released as an early alpha preview.

Dave Sussman (Banbury UK) spent the first 10 years of his professional life as a developer, and he's now spent almost as much time as a full time writer. He's written over 25 books for Wrox Press, covering topics such as Access VBA, Visual Basic, ASP and .NET.

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