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ISBN-13: 978-1590595466 ISBN-10: 1590595467 Edition: 2005th

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Product Details

  • Series: Expert's Voice in .NET
  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 2005 edition (December 13, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590595467
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590595466
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,168,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Damon Armstrong has been developing business applications for almost 10 years and has a passion for just about every web-based technology on the planet. Currently, he is a technology consultant with Telligent Systems in Dallas, Texas, where he works with some of the most active and knowledgeable people in the .NET community. Damon specializes in ASP.NET, and has recently been focusing on client development projects for early adopters of ASP.NET 2.0. He is certified in VB.NET, ASP.NET, and holds a bachelor's of business administration in management of information systems from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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NET 2.0 and a great reference for the shelf.
William C. Stanton
The content is well layed out and the topics and chapters flow logically throughout the book.
Jeff T. Hewitt
I've read 5 or 6 books on asp.net 2.0 and this is by far the best I have read so far.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By CindyLu on July 3, 2006
Format: Paperback
With all due respect to the reviewer who panned the book because, in his opinion, VB is "not the choice of professionals", may I suggest that if the front cover of the book states that it is written using VB, you would do well to expect that it is indeed written in VB. The subtitle specifies "Learn indispensable tactics for building solid, secure, and maintainable ASP.Net 2.0 web applictions using Visual Basic 2005", and Damon accomplishes this goal admirably.

As one who has been programming for decades, but am new to the .Net world, I'm very grateful to the author for the splendid job he has done getting the reader up to speed on the essentials of developing a ready-for-prime-time web application. I've spent hundreds of dollars on ASP.Net 2.0 VB books, and you would be hard pressed to find any other one that so clearly lays out how to take full advantage of the built-in 2.0 technology for things like building shopping carts with a minimum of code and integrating them with the supported user profile structure. I work for a small company where I am the entire IT department and the work load is staggering. If you're like me and you need to come up to speed quickly using best practices for 2.0 VB, then you've got to get this book.

One more thing I have to say - I was totally amazed by the professionalism of the author. I wrote him with an inquiry, and he obviously spent a chunk of time researching to come up with a same-day gracious response (AND rewrote some of the code in the book, zipped it up, and sent it at 2AM!). Which means that not only is he a first-rate author, but a nice guy as well.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Damon Armstrong on July 4, 2006
Format: Paperback
After reading through some of the reviews there seems to be some confusion about the book which I assume only comes if you are buying the item online. The tagline for the title is "Learn indispensable tactics for building solid, secure, and maintainable ASP.NET 2.0 applications using Visual Basic 2005." It's fairly difficult to read the tagline on the book unless you magnify the image, so know that the code is written in VB.NET. But if you program in C# you should have no problem picking up the concepts and following the code discussions in the book.

Inside the book you will find discussions and code regarding various aspects of web application programming that come up in just about every project. It is not a book specifically for "beginners" because I assume you have some familiarity with development in ASP.NET using VB.NET. If you are a beginner then I recommend picking up my book in conjunction with a true "beginners" book because my book covers more concrete, real world examples of how to do things whereas a beginner's book normally contains examples geared towards training. My examples focus on building reusable and or repeatable processes that save you time, energy, and money. In other words, things that make sense in the business world and are not just academic.

Here's a breakdown of the chapters in the book and what you will find:

Chapter 1 - Configuration Strategy. Contains an overview of the new configuration tools in ASP.NET 2.0, how to build strongly-typed configuration classes, how to work with custom configuration sections, and how to store configuration settings in a database.

Chapter 2 - Exception Management.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Aristotle on January 26, 2006
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I've read 5 or 6 books on asp.net 2.0 and this is by far the best I have read so far. Its concise, its writing style is very easy to read and the author is wrting it from a developers point of view, he doesnt just ryme off the ASP.Net documentation. He gives plenty of little tips along the way, the kind of info you dont get in the documentation.

I wish all books could be written this way.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By William C. Stanton on March 8, 2006
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I hate getting books that cover all the same old topics. This focuses specifically on the new features of ASP.NET 2.0. Perfect. Money well spent. An excellent resource to get up to speed on the changes in ASP.NET 2.0 and a great reference for the shelf.
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