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Press Release: September 19, 2007

Programming ASP.NET AJAX--New from O'Reilly Media: Building Dynamic Web 2.0-Style UIs the Easy Way

Sebastopol, CA--Delivering rich, Web 2.0 experiences has never been easier. With expert trainer Christopher Wenz's Programming ASP.NET AJAX (O'Reilly, $39.99), you'll learn how to create professional, dynamic web pages with Ajax in no time. In his new book, Wenz provides a comprehensive hands-on introduction to Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX 1.0--the exciting new framework offering many of the same benefits for Ajax development that ASP.NET provides for server-side development.

This authoritative new resource goes beyond mere documentation to providing the insight developers need to understand the new framework. Released previously as "Programming Atlas" to cover the beta version of the Microsoft framework, Wenz's new edition is fully expanded for the official 1.0 release of ASP.NET AJAX.

And the book has already garnered enthusiastic praise. "Wenz does for ASP.NET AJAX what Grisham does for courtrooms. Superb," says Wintellect's Jeff Prosise.

Loaded with code and examples, this timely new guide is ideal for ASP.NET developers, web developers interested in ASP.NET AJAX, and JavaScript programmers hoping to avoid the headaches of writing cross-browser code.

Programming ASP.NET AJAX contains many hard-to-find details, along with a few unofficial ways to accomplish tasks. It's the perfect resource for this exciting new framework. Developers will not only learn how to easily create websites with pages using Ajax, but also relevant guidelines, best practices, and pitfalls.

Programming ASP.NET AJAX offers:

  • A high-level overview of the ASP.NET AJAX framework
  • Functional code that you can cut and paste for use in your own applications
  • The essentials of JavaScript and Ajax to help you understand individual technologies used by the framework
  • Contents and organization that reflect the framework's packages, including Extensions, Control Toolkit, the Futures CTP, and the AJAX Library
  • Sidebars throughout the book that identify and propose solutions to potential security breaches
  • Ways to use the standards-based AJAX Library with other platforms, such as PHP
  • A complete chapter on the UpdatePanel control for making individual parts of a web page independently updatable--one of the framework's most important elements

Christian Wenz is a trainer and consultant who has written more than 50 books. He works with both open source and closed source web technologies, and he has been awarded a Microsoft MVP for ASP/ASP.NET and is listed in Zend's Who's Who of PHP. Christian is also listed in Mozilla's credits (about:credits) and is considered an expert in browser-agnostic JavaScript.

More information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bio, and samples

Programming ASP.NET AJAX
Christian Wenz
ISBN: 0-596-51424-7, $39.99 USD
1-800-998-9938; 1-707-827-7000

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