In this book the authors try to take a step by step approach
to explaining ASP.NET AJAX. The book is filled with "Try It Out"
sections. In these the reader may follow along with a step by step process
which will leave the reader with a little sample. Once the sample has been
completed there will be a step by step explanation of what has just been
created. This method lets someone dive right into creating some code which is
not too difficult, and then each part of what was created will be individually
The authors try to stay on topic during the chapters, and
achieve this by only explaining small portions of what is needed at a time.
They will then have a not informing you of which later chapter contains more
information on a specific topic. This allows them to give the reader some
necessary information while not steering too far from the current section. This
is great because if something was not explained very well one can skip ahead to
learn a little bit more.
This is a beginners' guide to ASP.NET AJAX, and the book
tends to stick with this. The topics become generally more complicated as the
book proceeds. Keep in mind one could read merely the first few chapters of
this book and then run off to write some ASP.NET AJAX. As the book progresses
the reader will learn more advanced knowledge. I believe this will help someone
get a leg up if the next book he or she reads will be Professional
ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX.