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ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming Problem - Design - Solution by Marco Bellinaso

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Introduction

Dear reader, thanks for picking up this book, and welcome to the new edition of ASP.NET Website Programming Problem – Design – Solution, fully updated to ASP.NET version 2.0! The idea for this book was born in 2001, with ASP.NET 1.0, from the desire to have a book that teaches how to create real-world web sites. The first edition was published in 2002, and fortunately it was a success. I believe that this was due to the fact that most ASP.NET books on the market were (and still are) reference-type books, which describe every single control of the framework, and all their methods and properties, but the examples they provide are single-page demos showing how to use a control of a feature. However, typically these references don't show how to integrate all ASP.NET features and controls into a single site with rich functionality, which is what readers have to do at work. Designing and implementing a real-world site is very different from creating simple examples, and that's why I think a book like this is helpful for developers facing real problems in their everyday work.

This new edition of the book was rewritten completely from scratch, to use all the new features of ASP.NET 2.0 as much as possible, and it is hoped that it is better in a number of ways: The project developed is much more complete (there's an e-commerce module, for example) and professional, and each chapter provides enough background information on ASP.NET 2.0 to comfortably read the chapter even if ...

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