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.
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I guess it's big because you have both VB & C# code in the same edition. I am not sure why you guys made this decision when most other authors separate these and books like yours are heavy in code samples.
Here in Portugal we can't buy books they are just to expensive.... :(
But still Congratulations to all of you who buy the book...
EU customers should order from their local retailers whenever possible. For example on Amazon UK, the book is list priced by our UK arm at £33.99 and discounted to £16.98
UK delivery is free, I'm sure there's a delivery charge to Portugal but I'd think the import cost to another EU country from UK would be lower if anything.
People buy the giant books because they see how big they are and assume they are jam packed with information. And then they realize all that information is more easily obtained on the internet and decide computer books are useless. And then publishers wonder why the computer book industry is dying...
Shorter, readable books might, ultimately, sell better. One of my favorite Computer Books is the C++ Programmers Handbook by Kalev. 300 pages, short enough I can whip through it once a year and refresh my mind on C++ minutiae I may have forgotten. All the long reference-y books I chucked in the dumpster once I realized I never, ever used them.
Er, but again, I'm sure this is a fine book and the exception to the rule.
You're assuming that the internet reference articles has already put all these new technologies into context, checked, doublechecked and talked to the product teams about the right way to do things. That's where the work in a book like this goes. We might spend 2 weeks vetting a code sample to make sure it's the correct way to be thinking about a new technology, and we do that by talking to PMs, coders, testers, MVPs, managers, whoever was involved in that tech (and it's usually a lot of people.)
Just my 2 bytes.
I almost purchased your book last month (2.0 version of this upcoming book) until I heard about the release of this book. I have a question regarding this book.
Is this new book going to be pretty similar with the previous book except with the addition of 3.5 technology...or is it worth getting the 2.0 book still along with this book? I like the previous version of this book from reading a few short pages but I wanted to know if this new edition will satisfy both. Thanks.
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