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The ASP.NET 2.0 Anthology by Phil Haack, Jon Galloway, Wyatt Barnett, Jeff Atwood, Scott Allen

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Chapter 13 Handling Errors

Sometimes it’s hard to tell a professional programmer and an amateur programmer apart—both make mistakes in equal measure. However, there is a difference: professional programmers know when they’ve made a mistake; amateurs rarely do.

One of the first things a professional programmer does when setting up a new web project is to establish a strategy for receiving notifications of mistakes—some method of automatically handing the inevitable error messages that users will encounter as they using the web site.

It’s not the user’s job to tell you about problems with your web site—as a responsible software developer, you should know about problems with your web site before your users do!

How can I handle exceptions ...

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