D'Arcy from Winnipeg
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Becoming A Better Developer - Book Review: ASP.NET 2.0 Illustrated

Monday, April 30, 2007 5:43 AM

I recently finished going through ASP.NET 2.0 Illustrated by Alex Homer and Dave Sussman. This is an excellent book to have on your shelf as a reference, but its also a fantastic read for someone who wants to start learning ASP.NET 2.0.

You need to understand the focus of the book though (or what I interpreted as the focus of the book): a walk through of all the features of ASP.NET 2.0 including web parts, security, controls, object model, masterpages, themes, etc. Excellent coverage and very easy to read and unsterstand.

The book will not teach you how to properly architect a web-based application though. If there was a criticism that I had of the book, it's the first part called "A Day in the Life of a Developer" where they walk through a scenario of a developer who drags and drops his way to development bliss. People reading the book should undestand that while it does an excellent job of explaining the features of the tool, its not an architecture book. The authors do touch on 2 and 3 tier design, but they aren't heavy on it...which is good actually - the book as it stands is wonderful as a tool-reference, not as an architecture reference.

It should also be notedt that all the examples in the book are done with C#, so if you're a die-hard VB.NET person just be aware.

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# re: Becoming A Better Developer - Book Review: ASP.NET 2.0 Illustrated

Nice job buddy!! It all begins here!!!
5/1/2007 9:35 AM | Justice~!

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