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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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A Preview of Active Server Pages+ (Published by Apress on 7/1/2000)
Microsoft's Active Server Pages technology is still a relatively new way to create dynamic web sites and application. It has, however, evolved quickly to become the foremost tool in the Windows-oriented Web programmer's toolbox. Microsoft is currently working on the next generation of ASP, provisionally called ASP+ and part of the .NET strategy for web development. This is not just an update to ASP as we know it but instead an evolutionary leap in the whole concept of how ASP can provide a dynamic Web development environment!
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ASP In a Nutshell, 2nd Ed. (Published by O'Reilly on 7/1/2000)
ASP in a Nutshell, 2nd edition, provides the high-quality reference documentation that web application developers really need to create effective Active Server Pages. It focuses on how features are used in a real application and highlights little-known or undocumented features.
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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 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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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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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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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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Beginning Active Server Pages 3.0 (Published by Apress on 1/1/2000)
Active Server Pages 3.0 is a scripting tool which offers an easy and user friendly way of programming dynamic web sites. ASP 3.0 is an easy way to control content - with the flexibility to handle complex professional commercial sites, utilizing components, objects and Databases.
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Beginning Components for ASP (Published by Apress on 9/1/1999)
What's Great About this Book? ASP is in its high growth phase Information on ASP Components scarce and in demand Covers all the major hot topics for component creation : MTS, ADSI, RDO, ADO, CDO, Services, MSMQ Written by real industry component creators and established ASP gurus Who is this Book for? Experienced VB programmers who have some awareness of COM aims and objectives Intermediate ASP developers with VB knowledge.
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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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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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C# Essentials (Published by O'Reilly on 1/31/2001)
C# is a new language being released alongside with Microsoft's ASP.NET. ASP.NET Web pages can be created in a number of .NET-compatible languages, including Visual Basic.NET (VB 7), JScript.NET, and C# (among others). C# is (strikingly) similar to Java in syntax and style.
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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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Designing Active Server Pages (Published by O'Reilly on 10/1/2000)
Designing Active Server Pages is written for developers who have already mastered the basics of ASP application development and are ready to take the next logical step. It is sure to become an indispensable part of every web developer's library!
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Designing Distributed Applications (Published by Apress on 5/1/1999)
Using Stephen's 5 Principles of Cooperative Network Application Development, you can create applications that can promote themselves on the network, sharing data and logic with clients of varying levels of sophistication. Using XML to define data exchange in such a way that future applications will also be able to negotiate an exchange format - even in the face of minor programming errors or evolving data definitions. Using LDAP this can take place on a network where we query for the services without knowing their location. The result is a distributed computing environment that will remain robust while users and resources are in flux.
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