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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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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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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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Professional ASP.NET (Published by Apress on 7/15/2001)
This ASP.NET tome is a whopping 1,400 pages, packed full of information about Microsoft's ASP.NET. If you are a serious ASP.NET developer, this is one book that should definitely be in your library!
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Professional SQL Server 2000 Database Design (Published by Apress on 3/1/2001)
Database design is an essential skill that is often not adequately mastered by those who design databases as part of their jobs. This book presents the most widely used methodology (IDEF1X) in an easily accessible form and provides exhaustive information and examples on the process of designing and implementing a database application from the backend database programmer's standpoint. It takes the reader through the process of designing a database from conception to documentation.
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Introducing .NET (Published by Apress on 1/22/2001)
This first chapter of Introducing .NET gives a broad overview of Microsoft's new .NET Framework! Since the next "version" of ASP, ASP.NET, is tightly integrated with the .NET Framework, it is essential to have a good understanding of the overall .NET initiative. This sample chapter is a great place to start!
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Professional SQL Server 2000 Programming (Published by Apress on 12/1/2000)
This book is a revised follow on from Professional SQL Server 7.0 Programming, to address the new features of this recent release. With a general understanding of programming principles, (e.g. familiarity with VB, C++, VB Script) Professional SQL Server 2000 Programming provides a comprehensive overview of the new areas of SQL Server, for programmers.
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Professional Windows DNA (Published by Apress on 9/1/2000)
Building distributed web applications is a wide-ranging topic, covering a variety of technologies and techniques. Windows DNA is the name given to the combination of traditional n-tier architecture with the intrinsic Windows 2000 services, including COM+, MSMQ, and Active Directory. Using this architecture, you can design and build scalable enterprise-level distributed applications on the Windows 2000 platform. This book takes an in-depth look at the DNA architecture, focusing on fitting the pieces of the puzzle together. Each of the logical tiers is examined, with particular emphasis placed on the features COM+ contains to make component building simpler and more powerful!
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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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Professional ASP XML (Published by Apress on 6/1/2000)
This book is for intermediate to advanced ASP programmers, who have little or no knowledge of XML, and want to expand their programming ability by adding XML skills to their repertoire. XML will be explained from the ground up. However, other technologies will not be discussed in such detail and it is assumed that the user is familiar with other Internet techniques on the Microsoft platform, such as (D)HTML, client-side scripting with JScript, and programming in Visual Basic. You should have at least a basic understanding of three-tier architectures like Microsoft DNA.
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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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Professional Active Server Pages 3.0 (Published by Apress on 9/1/1999)
Professional Active Server Pages 3.0 is the next edition of the number one selling ASP book in the world; Professional Active Server Pages 2.0. This is a next edition covering all the new features that appear as part of Win2000 but it is also a completely new book in terms of content, recycling essentially nothing from the previous edition. Instead all the concepts are taken a step further for a more mature audience and ASP is considered in terms of an N-tier enterprise environment including extensive coverage of components, Index Server, ADO 2.5, XML, CDO, ADSI, and much more!
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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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Professional Site Server (Published by Apress on 7/1/1999)
Professional Site Server 3.0 is a comprehensive Site Server compendium aimed at each of the following groups. First, program managers and product managers who are interested in furthering their web endeavors and using all of the available tools and resources that Microsoft provides, or who have already invested in Site Server Commerce and want to use it to its full potential Second, the book will be heavily weighted towards using programming Site Server 3.0 and will appeal directly to developers and consultants who have to implement and solve real-world problems with Site Server. The book will provide readers with real-world examples that they can apply to their own current problems.
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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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Professional ASP Techniques for Web Masters (Published by Apress on 8/1/1998)
This book is aimed at anybody who is building a Web site using Windows NT Server, and especially those that use SQL Server as the data source (though the techniques can equally well be implemented with other data sources instead). The bulk of the book is about Active Server Pages, with some Active Server Components thrown in. Readers will need to be reasonably familiar with ASP and the way that it works, and with the syntax of SQL-the language. It isn't designed to teach newcomers to ASP or SQL about these languages. Because it is based solidly around real-world situations and working examples, it is ideal for the busy webmaster, Web site administrator, plus the budding designers and implementers that are just getting started building their first site.
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