ASP.NET, Microsoft's web development platform, was originally released to production in January 2002. Since then we have had updates to the product, service packs and the.Net Framework 1.1. Now the time has become for a major version update, ASP.Net v2 "Whidbey".
ASP.Net v2 "Whidbey" Technology Preview was published at Microsoft Professional Developer Conference (October 2003). This book, A First Look at ASP.Net v2, by Alex Homer, Dave Sussman and Rob Howard was also released to the public at the same time. Attendees to the conference got the latest software which included Technology Preview version of ASP.Net v2 "Whidbey" and Visual Studio .Net "Whidbey". This software is currently available only for attendees, alpha testers and MSDN Universal Subscribers. I have tested ASP.Net v2 "Whidbey" since July and I was excited about the early chance to review this book. Homer, Sussman and Howard are famous book authors and I’ve read their books before so I was expecting a good book.
The subject of the book is an introduction to the Technology Preview of ASP.NET v2. This means that some implementations are likely to change when newer versions of the product are released .Therefore the information book provides is more introductory like and also valid for a shorter time than usually