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Designing Active Server Pages
on June 7, 2001
This book is certainly not for someone just beginning to learn how to design ASP for the web. It may be more useful as a reference, but even then I somewhat question it. Usually the O'Reilly books are quite good but this seems to be the exception to the rule.
When a book about ASP design starts off on page 3 with a section entitled "What's Wrong with ASP Design?" you know you are in trouble! The next 2 sections titled "Why Hasn't ASP Design Advanced?" and "What Can Be Done to Improve ASP Design?" (which is 12 pages in length!!) don't give you that warm, fuzzy feeling either! If the book is designed to scare you off of ASP design it may succeed!
It seems to skip the basics and dives right into many somewhat obscure things. Altogether, this is most definitely NOT a book for someone starting out in ASP!