ASP NET 3 5 For Dummies Feb 2008New
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Did you volunteer to create a Web site for the softball team? Is it time to take your small business to the next level and let your customers shop online? Well, you can relax ASP.NET 3.5 makes creating a dynamic site faster and cleaner than ever before, and "ASP.NET 3.5 For Dummies" makes it easier.First, you'll get an introduction to all the tools and terminology you need to understand ASP.NET. If you've used earlier versions of ASP.NET and Visual Web Developer, you can probably skip that part and jump right into what's new in 3.5. You'll make friends with LINQ and SQL, create sites in Visual Web Developer 2008 Express, and much more. Before you know it, you'll discover how to: Integrate data, track shopping cart contents, and whisk away bugsCreate user interfaces with easy navigationUse the ListView control for sophisticated formattingWrite LINQ queriesAdd a table to a databaseCreate an event handlerTake advantage of the drag 'n' drop feature that lets you write less codePut all the features to work to develop dynamic Web applications
The softball team is going to love that Web site, and your customers might enjoy shopping on your site so much that you'll have to expand your business to fill all the orders We can't promise that, of course, but we're pretty sure that "ASP.NET 3.5 For Dummies" will make creating Web sites easier and a lot more fun.
About the Author Ken Cox is a Canadian writer and programmer. He earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University in Toronto, which led to a 25-year career as an on-air journalist in Toronto and Quebec City. He contributed reports to local stations CFRB and CJAD as well news networks such as CBC, CBS, NBC, and the BBC. His claim to fame is that he has chatted in English and French with Queen Elizabeth II of England. Ken’s passion for computers and things high-tech led him to earn a college certificate in Technical Communications. He then pursued a second career as a technical writer and information developer with companies including Nortel in Toronto. His documentation has won numerous awards from the Society for Technical Communication. As the Internet and World Wide Web became popular, Ken started tinkering with Web pages. Despite having no formal training in programming, he found himself part of the earliest beta of a ground-breaking Microsoft product that was code-named Denali. Denali became Active Server Pages (ASP) 1.0, which later evolved into ASP.NET with Visual Studio and Visual Web Developer as its primary development tool. Microsoft has awarded Ken its coveted Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status each year since 1998 in recognition of his volunteer assistance to users in online communities such as the ASP.NET newsgroups. He currently works as a contract Web applications consultant, programming writer, technical reviewer, author, and as a contributing editor for Visual Studio Magazine. Ken, his wife Vilia, and their dog Goldie (a GoldenDoodle) spend spring, summer, and fall at a peaceful lakefront home in a forest in Nipissing Township, Ontario, Canada. They winter in Victoria, British Columbia.