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Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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22.3. The Last Word

In this chapter, you learned how to use profiles and how they store information in the database. Many ASP.NET developers will prefer to write their own ADO.NET code for retrieving and storing user-specific information. Not only does this allow you to use your own database structure, it allows you to add your own features, such as caching, logging, validation, and encryption. But profiles are handy for quickly building modest applications that don't store a lot of user-specific information and don't have special requirements for how this information is stored.

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