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August 19, 2008

Learning ASP.NET 3.5--New from O'Reilly: Build Web Applications with ASP.NET 3.5, AJAX, LINQ, and more

Learning ASP.NET 3.5 Sebastopol, CA—ASP.NET 3.5 is arguably the fastest, most efficient, most reliable, and best-supported way to create interactive web applications today. As authors Jesse Liberty, Dan Hurwitz, and Brian MacDonald point out, when you combine ASP .NET 3.5 with the development tools available from Microsoft today (both free and commercial), it's incredibly easy to create web sites that look great and perform well. But best of all, most of the "plumbing" (security, data access, layout, and so on) is done for you.

With their new book, Learning ASP.NET 3.5 (O'Reilly, US $44.99), mastering these technologies becomes incredibly easy, too. You'll learn how to create engaging and interactive web applications using the latest version of the world's most popular web development platform: ASP.NET with AJAX, built on the productivity-enhancing features of Visual Studio 2008, and all you need to get started is a basic knowledge of HTML and a desire to produce professional quality websites.

Learning ASP.NET 3.5 introduces new skills in each new chapter and offers fully annotated and fully functional examples that you can put to work immediately. Each chapter adds detailed summaries, practice questions to ensure comprehension, and exercises so you can apply what you've learned to new situations. The book includes:

  • Chapters that are designed as a series of tutorials on different aspects of web development
  • Examples in each chapter that illustrate how a new concept works. Different chapters feature either a single running example with several stages, or a series of smaller examples
  • A single large example in the final chapter offers that uses everything the reader has learned
  • VB, JavaScript, and SQL Cheat Sheet sidebars to help readers with no little or no background with those topics
  • AJAX-style fully integrated into ASP.NET programming—the way it should be taught and used

If you want to get up to speed with the world's most popular web development technology, Learning ASP.NET 3.5 is the best resource for the job.

For a review copy or more information please email kathrynb@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Dan Hurwitz is the president of Sterling Solutions, Inc., where for nearly two decades he has been providing contract programming and database development to a wide variety of clients.

Jesse Liberty is a senior program manager for Microsoft Silverlight where he is responsible for the creation of tutorials, videos and other content to facilitate the learning and use of Silverlight. Even before joining Microsoft, Jesse was well known in the industry in part because of his many bestselling books, including O'Reilly Media's Programming .NET 3.5, Programming C# 3.0, Learning ASP.NET with AJAX and the soon to be published Programming Silverlight.

Brian MacDonald has edited programming and networking books for major publishers on topics ranging from securing Windows servers to PHP web programming to running an eBay business. He also coauthored O'Reilly's Learning C# 2005 and Learning ASP.NET 2.0 with AJAX.

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see the catalog page for Learning ASP.NET 3.5.

Learning ASP.NET 3.5, Second Edition
Jesse Liberty , Dan Hurwitz , Brian MacDonald
ISBN: 9780596518455, 607 pages, Book Price: $44.99 USD, £27.99 GBP
PDF Price: $35.99 USD

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