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Programming ASP.NET 3.5--New from O'Reilly: Creating Interactive Web Applications

November 7, 2008

Sebastopol, CA—New ideas in web development are created all the time, and the speed with which they evolve into mature technologies is astounding. "To its credit, Microsoft is one of the companies that continue to push the boundaries in web development," write Jesse Liberty, Dan Maharry, and Dan Hurwitz, authors of the new Programming ASP.NET 3.5 (O'Reilly, US $59.99). "ASP.NET 3.5 is arguably the fastest, most efficient, most reliable, and best-supported way to create interactive web applications today. Combined with the development tools available from Microsoft (both free and commercial), it is incredibly easy to create websites that look great and perform well."

Programming ASP.NET 3.5 is your key to creating state-of-the-art applications using this popular web development technology and Visual Studio 2008. The book provides comprehensive and easy-to-understand information for faster development and better web application performance—including the use of ASP.NET AJAX for interactive user interfaces, LINQ for data access, and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) for web services.

Programming ASP.NET 3.5 includes examples and sample code that let you explore development with ASP.NET in more depth. With this book, you will:

  • Learn about AJAX and ASP.NET server controls included with Visual Studio 2008
  • Discover how to use the DataSource and data-bound controls in ADO.NET
  • Use the new LINQ API and learn how to make use of it within ASP.NET pages
  • Create a uniform look and feel throughout your application with Master Pages
  • Use navigation controls to build site maps, menus, and breadcrumbs quickly and easily
  • Build and use various web services with WCF
  • Detect errors during development and handle them in your production code
  • Learn how to configure and deploy your website

Written by a team of Microsoft technology experts, Programming ASP.NET 3.5 is the best book for learning how to build dynamic, interactive web applications using Microsoft's latest technologies.

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.

Dan Maharry is a senior developer for Co-operative Web, a software development workers co-op based in the UK. He specializes in working with new technologies and has been working with .NET since its first beta. This is his twelfth book on web development for the Microsoft platform. It is his first book for O'Reilly following successful contributions to the Wrox Beginning ASP.NET and Apress Beginning ASP.NET Databases series.

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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 Programming ASP.NET 3.5, Fourth Edition

Programming ASP.NET 3.5, Fourth Edition
Jesse Liberty , Dan Maharry , Dan Hurwitz
ISBN: 9780596529567, 1166 pages, Book Price: $59.99 USD
PDF Price: $47.99 USD

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