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Sample Chapters

Sample Chapters!
Here is a list of ASP-related books that contain free, on-line sample chapters. If you know of an ASP-relatd book that is not listed here that has an on-line chapter, please do let me know. Also be sure to check out reader reviews on thees and many other ASP-related titles!

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Building Websites with the ASP.Net Community Starter Kit (Published by PACKT Publishing on 5/15/2004)
Microsoft's ASP.NET Community Starter Kit (CSK) is a powerful, freely available application that allows you to quickly create a fully featured community-driven website, complete with article and news management, downloads, forums, and user handling. Supported and tested by thousands of developers in the ASP.NET community across the world, the Community Starter Kit offers you the luxury of a scalable and extensible architecture, and the ability to brand your own site. This book will take you inside the Community Starter Kit, allowing you to harness its power for easily creating your own websites. The book is structured to help you understand, implement and extend the Community Starter Kit.
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Build Your Own ASP.NET Web Site with VB.NET & C# (Published by SitePoint on 4/15/2004)
Build Your Own ASP.NET Web Site with VB.NET & C#, by Zak Ruvalcaba, is a great book to learn how to build an ASP.NET Web site. It is targetted toward those brand new to .NET, and spends adequate time going over all steps, from downloading and installing the .NET Framework all the way through working with XML Web services.
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Teach Yourself ASP.NET in 24 Hours, Complete Starter Kit (Published by Sams Publishing on 6/15/2003)
Are you interested in learning ASP.NET? Are you relatively new to Web development? If so, my latest book, Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET in 24 Hours, Complete Starter Kit is the book for you! This book is perfect for the person who needs to learn ASP.NET quickly and effectively in a relatively short amount of time. It doesn't matter if you've been developing Web applications for years, or are just getting started - this book explains ASP.NET in lucid detail for readers of all experience levels.
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ASP.NET Data Web Controls Kick Start (Published by Sams Publishing on 2/26/2003)
Utilizing the more advanced features of the Data Web Controls has many developers stumped. These controls are fairly simple to use when it comes to simple data display. However, they can do much more than merely present data. For example, the DataGrid Web Control allows for sorting, paging, and editing of data. In addition, these controls allow for templating of data, which can be used to provide more complex views. ASP.NET Data Web Controls Kick Start is likely to be an indispensable item in every ASP.NET developer's toolbox.
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ASP.NET in a Nutshell (Published by O'Reilly on 8/2/2002)
For those experienced with previous versions of ASP or the .NET platform, ASP.NET in a Nutshell is an invaluable resource that goes beyond the published documentation to highlight little-known details, stress practical uses for particular features, and provide real-world examples that show how features can be used in a working application. Unlike other books, it distills a large and comparatively complicated subject into a compact tutorial and reference that is useful for both learning essential concepts and daily reference. This book covers application and web service development, custom controls, data access, security, deployment, and error handling. There’s also an overview of the web-related class libraries.
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Teach Yourself ADO.NET in 24 Hours (Published by Sams Publishing on 5/10/2002)
ADO.NET is the data access model built into the .NET Framework. It replaces the old (and largely successful) ADO used in almost all Visual Basic and ASP applications built over the last few years. ADO.NET enables an application to communicate with any OLE database source (including Oracle, Sybase, Microsoft Access, and even text files). This book will present ADO.NET in a simple, easy -to-learn manner filled with many code examples and exercises. A reader with no previous knowledge of ADO.NET should be able to read this book and have a functional knowledge of new object model allowing them to retrieve and work with data from multiple data sources.
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ASP.NET Distributed Data Applications (Published by Apress on 4/1/2002)
This book will inspire you with a range of ideas on how data can be used to drive Web applications, and how that data can be most effectively utilized at each level of the design. Inefficient data use leads to the sort of slow, unresponsive Web applications that nobody enjoys using. By making good use of both server and client-side code, we can solve these problems. This book will arm you with the techniques you need to build Web applications that fly. The book is a voyage of exploration through almost all aspects of building ASP.NET applications that handle data and work across the Internet (or other HTTP networks, such as local Intranets). It takes a practical approach to building task-specific components, Web pages and Web applications based on a server running ASP.NET. The book focusses on n-tier architecture design and the way it can be coded, using SQL Server as a data source and simple Web server hardware.
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Microsoft ASP.NET Step by Step (Published by Microsoft Press on 12/9/2001)
ASP.NET, the next generation of Active Server Pages, provides the most advanced Web-development platform created to date. Get a solid handle on this revolutionary new programming framework and its underlying technologies with this accessible, modular primer. You will quickly learn how to put together the basic building blocks to get working in ASP.NET —and you'll find examples drawn from the real-world challenges that both beginning and experienced developers face every day. Easy-to-grasp instructions help you understand fundamental tools and technologies such as the common language runtime, Web Forms, XML Web services, and the Microsoft .NET Framework. Throughout the book, you'll find insightful tips about best practices to follow while using ASP.NET to create scalable, high-performance Web applications.
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ASP.NET Unleashed (Published by Sams Publishing on 11/27/2001)
A well-known expert in the ASP development community, best-selling Author Steven Walther brings his experience as an ASP.NET trainer to ASP.NET Unleashed. With this valuable guide, readers learn the advanced features of ASP.NET, and how to apply them in their own Internet applications. This in-depth, code-intensive title covers a broad range of advanced ASP.NET topics.
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Designing Microsoft ASP.NET Applications (Published by Microsoft Press on 11/12/2001)
ASP.NET, the next generation of Active Server Pages, provides a new programming model for writing Web applications based on the Microsoft .NET Framework. Learn about ASP.NET development—with reusable code samples in languages such as Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C#—in this book. It provides an in-depth look at how to create ASP.NET applications and how they work under the covers. You'll learn how to create Web Forms and reusable components and how to develop XML Web services. You'll also learn how to create database-enabled ASP.NET applications that use XML (Extensible Markup Language) and ADO.NET (the latest version of Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects).
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Professional ASP.NET Web Services (Published by Apress on 11/1/2001)
XML-based Web Services are seen by many as the next big step in the progress of distributed computing. Promotion by a range of companies across the computing industry is creating a lot of interest in this emerging set of technologies and standards. Microsoft is one of the leading advocates, building support for Web Services into ASP.NET. This book will show you how to create high-quality Web Services using ASP.NET. It describes the standards that are core to the Web Services architecture and examines how these standards are integrated into ASP.NET. The processes involved in building and consuming Web Services are discussed along with in-depth code examples. The book concludes with three case studies, each examining a different application of Web Services, and presenting a complete solution.
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Debugging ASP.NET (Published by New Riders on 10/24/2001)
The typical web or software developer spends over 50% of his or her time debugging code, yet most development books spend little (if any) time on the subject. Debugging ASP.NET concentrates on debugging issues related to Microsoft's new web development platform, ASP.NET. All of the new debugging tools introduced in ASP.NET are covered, and solutions are offered.
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ASP.NET: Tips, Tutorials, and Code (Published by Sams Publishing on 8/23/2001)
With a foreword by Microsoft's Mark Anders, ASP.NET: Tips, Tutorials, and Code consists of 19 chapters written by seven of today's leading experts in ASP.NET. These authors are professional developers who create ASP.NET applications, teach, run well-known ASP.NET Web sites, either within or outside of Microsoft. The tutorial framework for each chapter includes: A brief introduction, explaining the concept. A code example, illustrating the concept. A piece-by-piece explanation of the code. Most examples employ VB.NET, but there are also additional C# examples within each chapter, and all of the example programs will be available at the book's web site in both VB.NET and C#. The code examples in this book are based upon the ASP.NET Beta2 specifications, a functionally complete version of the software.
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Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET in 21 Days (Published by Sams Publishing on 7/30/2001)
Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET in 21 Days is the perfect book to introduce beginner and intermediate readers to the new technologies and frameworks presented by ASP.NET. By guiding readers through short but increasingly complex lessons, this book will give readers a strong foundation in ASP.NET, and the knowledge to develop their own creative solutions. Readers will delve into the new framework, the C# and Visual Basic programming languages, and techniques to approach difficult problems.
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Programming C# (Published by O'Reilly on 7/15/2001)
The goal of C# is to serve as a high-performance language for .NET development--one that is simple, safe, object-oriented, and Internet-centric. Programming C# teaches this new language in a way that experienced programmers will appreciate--by grounding its application firmly in the context of Microsoft's .NET platform and the development of desktop and Internet applications.
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