Book - Professional ASP.NET 3.5: in C# and VB
Seriously, 1728 pages? We couldn't drop a page or two? Nope. In keeping with our strategy that a person who buys our book should be able to beat off attackers with it, we're keeping it big and phat.
Coming in a few weeks, it's Professional ASP.NET 3.5 and it's heavy as heck. And, it's insanely cheap right now, only $32.99 at Amazon. Amazing.
We've added many hundreds of pages, new chapters, new samples and new coverage. It took a LONG time and it was very tiring.
Here's some text from the back cover:
- Thorough coverage of how to implement ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX and the ASP.NET AJAX Toolkit
- An introduction to LINQ and many LINQ examples throughout the book side-by-side with the related SQL example to show you the differences between the two
- Enhanced coverage of XML use in ASP.NET including the new XML Schema Designer Add-on, LINQ to XML, LINQ for XML examples, and XSLTC.exe, a command-line XSLT compiler
- A new chapter on CSS design for ASP.NET and the Visual Web Developer CSS design tools
- A new chapter on the ASP.NET lifecycle and architecture best-practices
- Increased coverage of ASP.NET with SQL Server 2005 and Oracle as the databases
- Coverage of enhancing your ASP.NET applications with Microsoft’s new Silverlight for stunning video and animation uses
- Coverage of Scott Hanselman’s famous productivity tool picks for developers to help make you a more productive ASP.NET developer
- Updated coverage of migrating applications for previous ASP.NET versions
The whole team worked very hard with Bill taking the lion's share of the work. We include examples in both C# and VB. We've also added parallel samples in the XML chapter that show how to accomplish a task with LINQ to XML as well as with System.XML, and Devin's added an all new chapter on LINQ with new LINQ samples throughout. We re-tested every code sample on Visual Studio 2008 and Vista, we re-shot every screenshot and we included IIS7 coverage on both Vista and Windows Server 2008.
As far as I know, it'll be published on Feb 14th, no matter what Amazon's page says. Enjoy.