Review: ASP.NET 2.0 Unleashed
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by Jason N. Gaylord
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To sum up this book (some may call it a novel or encyclopedia), it contains lots and lots of content.  Stephen Walther has followed up on his best selling "ASP.NET Unleashed" book with this release.  The original "ASP.NET Unleashed" book was an excellent example of a book that developers could work up from installing and configuring ASP.NET to building enterprise applications.  Much like the original, this book starts off by covering the basics and then details how ASP.NET 2.0 works.  It covers each of the new additions to ASP.NET 2.0 including, but not limited to, the new data objects, web parts, navigation controls, authentication controls, master pages and themes.  Unlike most ASP.NET 2.0 books, this book continues to mention and explain how to accomplish many of the new features in ASP.NET 1.x.  For instance, Chapter 20 discusses how to use the new login controls in ASP.NET 2.0 for forms authentication.  In Chapter 21 there are multiple examples detailing how to create a login control for forms authentication in ASP.NET 1.x.  This book also contains some topics similar books do not including, such as creating your own provider, creating your own custom controls and building AJAX controls.


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Title: Horrible   
Name: NazMan
Date: 2010-02-25 9:14:05 AM
Comment:
Hi,

This book is one of the worst I ever read.
A lot of code in the book but a lot of valuable information missing. You use the samples then you keep wondering for a long time about the missing parts that will make the samples work.

Alos, this book is toooo much tied to microsoft technology. Try using a database other than SQL Server... good freaking luck !

ciao
Title: Instant Host   
Name: seowebmaster5@yahoo.in
Date: 2009-05-18 5:36:04 AM
Comment:
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I like a lot this article and others I just read on this blog.

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LiteSpeed has some good features like compatibility with .htaccess files (with caching) and mod_rewrite.

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Title: What?   
Name: Guru
Date: 2007-08-28 5:27:30 AM
Comment:
Dont do timepass here! ok
Title: Code Slut   
Name: Mike
Date: 2007-08-09 4:00:32 PM
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Title: well indeed   
Name: Patrick
Date: 2007-07-02 10:02:52 AM
Comment:
I think the reviewer was pointing out that for those of us that know C# syntax, it would be nice to have the source in C#. I am unfamiliar with VB.NET and find the syntax for most code very strange. I am NOT saying that one is better than the other, just that I can understand C# syntax. Most modern text actual provide both -- I would not buy this book for that reason.
Title: well?   
Name: mark
Date: 2006-10-17 9:38:58 PM
Comment:
c3? VB? this is not the place! is anyone gonna talk about the book??
Title: Re: Jon Nemesis   
Name: Jason N. Gaylord
Date: 2006-09-11 11:33:09 AM
Comment:
Jon's Nemesis, I think you've been taking some C# pills lately. Don't start any language wars. There will always be a place for each language.
Title: To Jon   
Name: Jon's Nemesis
Date: 2006-09-02 9:08:40 PM
Comment:
Lay off the space cake. C# owns VB and day of the week. C# is for real programmers, just wait until 3.0 gets lamdba expressions, something which very few imperative programming languages (save python and ruby) have. Or did you not notice that VB is always lagging behind C# in terms of feature development? Get real.
Title: C# code   
Name: Jason N. Gaylord
Date: 2006-08-07 12:01:33 PM
Comment:
Mike is correct. The C# examples are on CD. However, CDs can be lost or destroyed so it would be nice if the examples could be downloaded (which Stephen has made available) or shown in the book. I was merely pointing out that if I had to force myself to find a flaw, that would be the only one. :)

Jon, I'd stay away from comments like that. C# does have a purpose and place. If it didn't, it wouldn't exist. Notice that many of the source downloads from Microsoft are still in C# only. The only thing I can add to your comment is the fact that Microsoft has mandated that their examples be written in VB. This is most likely due to their desire to have VB 6 developers switch to .NET (Just my opinion and speculation).
Title: C# code   
Name: Jon
Date: 2006-08-03 12:46:43 PM
Comment:
All .net books should be only in VB.

Stick all that C# crap where it belongs, buried on some CD
Title: C# code   
Name: Mike
Date: 2006-08-02 6:31:58 PM
Comment:
At the begining of the book Stephen mentions that every code sample is provided in c# on the accompanying CD.

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