Intended for beginners familiar with HTML, this series of 21 tutorials demonstrates how to build dynamic web pages with ASP.NET, interact with databases, and deliver an application over the internet. It covers Visual Basic.NET and C#, web forms, data binding controls, data access with ADO.NET, XML schemas, XML web services, debugging pages, and basic security. The second edition is compatible with the RTM version of .NET and expands the C# discussion and code. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET in 21 Days, Second Edition offers an approachalbe guide to the latest in Microsoft .NET technologies. The author's example-packed and accessible presentation style helped make the previous edition a success. The book walks the reader through the .NET Framework and teaches techniques needed to program Web applications efficiently. For experienced user of the previous version of ASP, this title will serve as an invaluable "upgrade" tool. After covering Web Forms and Server Controls, the author explores at database access with ADO.NET and XML. An application will be built throughout the book to illustrate techniques learned each day. XML Web Services are covered in detail due to their tight integration with ASP.NET applications. Overall this title will make ASP.NET accessible for just about anyone, with or without exposure to the older ASP standard.