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ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts in Action: Building Dynamic Web Portals Paperback – November 6, 2006
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About the Author
Darren Neimke has been developing software for over a decade, focusing on .NET technologies since the earliest betas in 2000. He has implemented numerous solutions using ASP.NET. In 2004, he was awarded MVP status recognizing his outstanding achievements in ASP.NET technology and community support. Darren is a leader in local user groups in his native Australia and participates actively in a number of online communities including the prestigious ASP Insiders group. Darren has a background in financial accounting and budgeting, and has earned the MCAD certification.
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Fav. Character in that book: Simon
Fav. Book series: Chronicles of Narnia
Fav. Character in that series: Lord Digory
My 2 major goals are:
- to become a more readable writer :)
- to get the opportunity to see the
best that IT has to offer.
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'Much that I bound I cannot set free;
Much that I freed returned to me.
- Lee Wilson Dodd
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Top Customer Reviews
Darren has written a very solid book on Web Parts. This book covers different areas of the Web Part framework and the author does a very good job of explaining the subject in a clear manner. Darren starts at the beginning (explaining portals and web parts) and moves to more advanced areas. Darren also covers areas such as SharePoint, AJAX, and discussing other portals such as Live.com (including how to build a gadget).
I did run into a few issues with the book's source code but after posting the issues on the book's forum, Darren had a fix for me within 12 hours. This book also covers some areas which I have not seen before such as splitting out the catalog into a separate web page. There are numerous extensions discussed where I said out loud: "I didn't know it could do that!".
- Web Part Connections
- Zones and how web parts behave inside them
- Tips & Tricks to get web parts to behave like they look in SharePoint
- Page Life cycle with web parts
- AJAX and web parts (little light on that topic)
I have done some basic web part development and read other articles on the web. This book by far brought a lot of concepts together and allows you to build a portal based on web parts.
Ps. I have bought many many tech reference books from Amazon over the years. This is the first time I have ever posted a review. This book has been an invaluable reference for a large project I am currently working on.
Paul Hale (Domainscanners)
It would not execute. The following exception was thrown,
"SQLExpress database file auto-creation error:
The connection string specifies a local SQL Server Express instance using a database location within the applications App_Data directory. The provider attempted to automatically create the application services database because the provider determined that the database does not exist."
The instructions provided in the Appendix for creating & running this application did not mention how this problem was to be handled.
Haendel Jose Morales E.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The great thing about the book is that it gets you going on Web Parts by chapter 4 and everything beyond that is good information. Its a good way to start using web Parts.Published on October 12, 2009 by V. Oommen
When I began to work on a web portal using .NET 2.0 in mid-2006, I found out about this book and anxiously awaited it's publishing. I wasn't disappointed. Read morePublished on January 14, 2008 by Heath Howard
When I first started looking at Web Parts I couldn't quite grasp how they were different from other web technology. Read morePublished on January 14, 2008 by Andrew Parsons
This a very thorough and complete guide to ASP 2.0 Web Parts. After reading this book, I gained more knowledge than reading countless internet articles, numerous blogs and a few... Read morePublished on January 10, 2008 by Mike B