Pro ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008 (Windows.net) 5th Edition
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Anyone else have the same problem? At page 378, the next page is 331. It's not just renumbered, as paging back to 331 it's the same content, up through page 378 again. Then the next page after the second(duplicate) page 378 is page 427 of Chapter 10. I'll be contacting Amazon to see if I can get another copy.
Although it covers LINQ, I only use this technology if you access data from a database via a stored procedure; otherwise you bypass the DBA. Not good for big shops like I work for. There are too many cowboy programmers out there who lack the team concept of checks and balances. LINQ is great for XML and iterating through object collections.
Great buy and better resource.
If Matthew MacDonald keeps up this standard of writing and presentation, not only for as ASP.NET, but also for WPF and Silverlight, it is going to be very difficult for any other author to do better. Despite the fact that other viewpoints are, and should be, always welcome, I find myself returning to MacDonald's books for helping me reach a more solid understanding.
I would like to conclude with a message to the publishers: the layout and print for the Beginning... book is excellent, if the heavy content is borne in mind. Unfortunately, there seems to have been some downsizing on the font size in the Pro... book that seems to make it disproportionally harder (for me, at least) to read. Perhaps, when better economic times come, the publishers would consider going to two volumes for Pro... books for what, each time, is a huge amount of reading material.
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Simply a great book and great value for money. But you need to have a basic software engineering knowledge and C# knowledge to use this. Not recommended if you are totally new to programming. (no idea about C# or programming)
Content is simply great and usefull.
Very, very impressed by this - its my first APress book, but it won't be my last.