From the Back Cover
"This book provides a first look at the new major release of ASP.NET. The authors have worked closely with the ASP.NET team at Microsoft to make sure that this book is authoritative, accurate, and informative. Anyone using ASP.NET will find a wealth of useful info on the next version."
--Scott Guthrie, Product Unit Manager, Web Platforms and Tools Team, Microsoft Corporation
A First Look at ASP.NET v. 2.0 systematically prepares you for Microsoft's ASP.NET 2.0 Web development platform, showing how to use it to reduce development time and costs, improve the performance of Web applications and services, simplify deployment and management, and extend your applications to mobile clients.
Drawing on extraordinary insider access to Microsoft's ASP.NET development team, three renowned ASP.NET experts cover every key platform enhancement, from Master Page templates for standardizing look and feel to improved security and data- access controls. They go far beyond already published white papers and previews, presenting detailed development techniques, best practices, and sample code that will give you a running start with ASP.NET 2.0.
This book's detailed coverage includes:
- Streamlining database integration with "code-free" data binding and ASP.NET 2.0's new data source controls
- Using Master Pages to improve your control over application look and feel
- Strengthening security with membership providers, security server controls, cookieless forms authentication, and the new Role Manager
- Simplifying personalization with ASP.NET 2.0 Themes
- Building fast, flexible portals with Web Parts and the new Portal Framework
- Delivering more effective mobile device support--with less complexity
- Previewing new ASP.NET 2.0 controls and changes in existing controls
- Using Microsoft's powerful new .NET and built-in administration tools
Whether you're already developing with ASP.NET, or preparing to migrate from ASP, A First Look at ASP.NET v. 2.0 gives you complete information for assessing ASP.NET 2.0--and making the most of it.
About the Author
Alex Homer is managing director of Stonebroom, Ltd., a software-development, consulting, and training organization. He was formerly lead technical author and reviewer for Wrox Press, specializing in Microsoft Web and database technologies.
Dave Sussman speaks frequently at Microsoft development conferences and has been writing about ASP since its earliest releases.
Rob Howard founded Telligent Systems, a solutions company specializing in Microsoft enterprise technologies. As Program Manager at Microsoft, he helped design ASP.NET's Web services support, caching, session state, and other features. His books include A First Look at ASP.NET v. 2.0 (Addison-Wesley, 2003) and ASP.NET Developer's Cookbook (Sams, 2003).