They're Finally Here!!!

Today, I finally received my own ten copies of the book ASP.NET 2.0 Instant Results.

The book has been available on sites like Amazon since March 20, but apparently it took some time before they got shipped to me. But, today, they finally arrived. I quickly browsed through one of them, and it looks as good as I had been hoping for.

I don't have the time to read them all... ;-) So, I'll be giving away most of them. Some of them already have a name tag on them, for friends, colleagues and people that contributed to my book.

If (and only if) I have any books left, I'll come up with a little quiz so you can win one. If you want your own copy now, check out the About ASP.NET 2.0 Instant Results page and follow the link to the Amazon site.

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On Friday, March 31, 2006 6:51:05 PM Enknot Muja said:
I really like your site.  It's one of the few place you can still go for good Classic ASP code examples and aid.  I'm moving to .NET 2K5 soon, and a book like the one in this post would be amazing to have.  

Your posts don't have dates on them, but if this response isn't too old, may I please be considered for reciving one of the books, and/or just given a heads up for what I should do to win one.

On Friday, March 31, 2006 8:26:33 PM Imar Spaanjaars said:
Hi Enknot,

My posts don't have dates on them???? Did you see the Details section in the upper left corner?? It tells you the date posted, the Quick Doc Id, the date updated and last reviewed (when appropriate), the music I listened to when I posted the article and a few other useless details.

In this case, I posted the article at 03/30/2006 15:14 - yesterday.

Anyway, like I said, I'll be giving most of them away to friends and family. If, and only if, I still have a few left after that, I'll post a follow up on this site.


On Tuesday, April 4, 2006 3:39:28 AM softmind said:
Hi Imar,

Had been to your site, Found it good enough. with lots of stuff and good css along with 2 features.

How about starting a tutorial "step by step on creating a site like yours." This will help visitors to learn more as well as gain the latest features on 2.0

The students/developers will ofcourse learn techniques and will be able to create their own website too.

You may also suggest how to enhance their website more with support from 2.0  instant results book.

A start is really needed. Plus your website will serve as a live demo. I too have created my own website only from starterkit " Personal Starterkit "
have a look here....

But your website is far better and advanced serving more advanced features.

Just give this a thought and if possible kindly collect feedback on my practical views.

On Tuesday, April 4, 2006 10:25:15 AM Parag said:

I Really envy you with all those 10 copies of  books on your table. Unfortunately my all correspondence with wrox was a failure. On my inquiry regarding availaibility of this book in India, they directed me to singapore branch for further inquiry.

And Singapore branch never answered me.

I wish i could get hold of such a great book as soon as possible in India. But i can easily guess that it would be 2007 when i will get an official edition of this book in India.

Till then wait and wait is the only situation.

I hope time flies fast.


On Tuesday, April 4, 2006 6:26:56 PM Imar Spaanjaars said:
Hi Parag,

Unfortunately for you, most of my copies are gone....

Can't you order the book from Amazon or another on-line bookstore? Don't they ship to India?

On Tuesday, April 4, 2006 8:41:41 PM Imar Spaanjaars said:
Hi softmind,

I think there are already many beginners tutorials out there. Have you ever seen the eBook called "Build a Website Now!! With Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition"? It's available as a normal book from Amazon, but Microsoft gave it away for some time when you registered a version of VWD Express edition. Not sure if that's still the case.

Incidentally, I have a whole chapter devoted to my own website: The chapter Wrox CMS (chapter 5) discusses how to set up a site like mine, with main content categories and sub categories, and a Management section to add content, categories and stuff like that.

Even explaining a basic site like that (setup, navigation, content management, security) took 30+ pages, so it's not an easy undertaking to describe my entire web site in a few articles. Besides, you'll find that in your situation you want things differently anyway.

So, all in all, I don't think you can expect full blown articles describing how I build my site. However, if you have *specific* article requests, let me know. I can't guarantee anything, but if it's an interesting topic, you can be sure I'll consider it.


On Wednesday, April 12, 2006 8:51:09 AM Parag said:
Hi Imar,

I am a bit happy today. Wrox has just placed a FREE FIRST CHAPTER for readers. I am also able to see the table and contents as well been able to download the first full chapter of 36 pages today in pdf format.

Good Going.

I wish, wrox comes out with pdf version of this book, so that i can downoad it from amazon or wrox site.

This is just for your reference.

On Thursday, April 13, 2006 9:22:28 PM Imar Spaanjaars said:
Hi Parag,

You haven't actually answered my previous question: doesn't Amazon ship to India??

On Friday, April 14, 2006 3:21:29 AM Parag said:
Hi Imar,

I had inquired with amazon but there is no assurance of reaching my town, though my town is a MEGA CITY ( with a poplulation of above 50 Lacs ).

Plus there is also a tedious bank formality to convert the money from Rupees to dollars. The book becomes very very costly with conversion. $1=Rs. 48 + Bank Charges + Transportation Charges( By Amazon ) + No assurance of reaching makes no sense placing the order for the book with amazon.

Downloading is the easiest way. But there is no facility.

Indian Printer for wrox/wiley has no answers for the book.

Its really sad to missout a great book in time. I was really very happy to read the full chapter.

On Thursday, May 4, 2006 6:08:27 AM Samir said:
Hi Imar,
Its nice to see your website.
  As Parag I am also intrested  in your Books. Because what i feel is only experience can teach more eaisly than others.

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