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ASP.NET 3.5 Website Programming: Problem-Design-Solution by Chris Love

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Introduction

Dear reader, thanks for picking up this book, and welcome to the ASP.NET 3.5 Website Programming: Problem–Design–Solution, fully updated to ASP.NET version 3.5! 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. 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.

Much of this new edition was rewritten completely from scratch, while trying to preserve as much of the existing application integrity as possible. As a new author for this book I tried to find a balance between the existing Beer House application framework, add some new modules, and integrate some of the great new technologies in ASP.NET 3.5 SP1.

This book is aimed at describing, designing, and implementing a site much like ...

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