Beginning ASP.NET 4 in C# and VB is Ready!

If you're following me on Twitter, this is old news. But if you don't, then I am happy to announce that I finished writing my latest book for Wrox: Beginning ASP.NET 4 in C# and VB.

As always, it took me much more time than anticipated, but I am very happy with the result. Although it's an update to the previous version targeting ASP.NET 3.5, I have been able to put a lot of new stuff in this book. Most notably are a chapter on jQuery and one on the ADO.NET Entity Framework (replacing the chapter on Linq to SQL) but I have also introduced many of the smaller and bigger changes in the ASP.NET 4 Framework and in Visual Web Developer 2010 Express edition.

While I was in Seattle late February for the Microsoft MVP Summit, I made some final, small changes to the manuscript and then submitted everything to the publisher. Shortly after that, the book went to the printer. Woohoo!

The book should be available in stores and on Amazon in early April. I really can't wait to get hold of a copy myself after all the work I have put in it. Exciting times.....



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On Thursday, March 4, 2010 6:01:09 PM Otto said:
I was just informed by a colleague of mine about your new book. I can't wait either. We never really made the jump from 2.0 to 3.5 and so, the time is now, to skip the whole thing and go to 4.0.

On Friday, March 5, 2010 9:34:04 AM Imar Spaanjaars said:
Hi Otto,

Sounds good. I'll post here when it's ready....


On Monday, March 8, 2010 11:54:16 PM Adi Shah said:
Cannot wait to read it. Just started to learn Thanks for contribution.
On Monday, March 15, 2010 4:10:03 PM Cort said:
Looking forward to it. The first book was easily the best book on I checked out.
On Monday, March 15, 2010 5:41:41 PM Imar Spaanjaars said:
Hi Cort (and others),

As of today, the book is available on Amazon and other book stores:


On Friday, April 23, 2010 8:35:06 PM Rene van de Vorst said:
This book arrived  yesterday, and after some browsing through I got to say I think it's great. It looks like it's clearly written and what I also like is the new Wrox style, the readability improved a lot. Thanks Imar!
On Sunday, November 21, 2010 8:08:17 PM Peter said:
Hi Imar,

Your ASP.NET 4.0 book strikes a great balance between theory and practice (TRY IT OUT's) for me. You have the writing skills to keep a newbie (like me) wanting to go on and finish the book to learn the handy tricks and to get the skill of professional developing ASP.NET websites. Great job well done ! Effective learning time.
On Monday, November 22, 2010 2:34:09 PM Imar Spaanjaars said:
Hi Peter,

(Nederlands, aan je e-mail adres te zien?)

Good to hear you like my book so much. It's exactly comments like yours that making writing them so much fun....


On Sunday, October 9, 2011 6:01:57 AM Dr.Amer AL-Nassiri said:
Desr Prof..
am teaching your book in course named Internet Programming at ajman university of aciences and technology , UAE
I will appreciate If you can send me the book PPt files and Lab tutorial
Dr. Amer AL-nassiri
ajman university
On Sunday, October 9, 2011 6:04:31 AM Imar Spaanjaars said:
Hi there,

There are no Powerpoint or lab files, other than the exercises at the end of each chapter.

Sorry, and good luck with the course.



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