About ASP.NET 2.0 Instant Results

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March 2006

Together with Paul Wilton and Shawn Livermore I wrote the book ASP.NET 2.0 Instant Results. Just as with my other two books, it was published by Wrox, my favorite publisher.

Instead of showing all the new features found in ASP.NET 2.0 and demonstrating them with little code snippets, this book takes a different approach. Together with the book, you get a CD-ROM with 12 complete working applications, built with ASP.NET 2.0 (with Visual Web Developer Express Edition, to be exact, although the applications work with the full versions of Visual Studio as well). Each application comes as a simple Windows installer so you can install it on your own box. Besides the installer, you also get a ZIP file with the complete source.

Each chapter of the book (twelve in total) discusses one of the applications on the CD-ROM. You'll see how to use the application, look at the architecture (e.g. class design, database model) and see how the code works. The code section digs deep into the more complicated areas of the application.

The 12 projects covered in the book are:

  • Online diary and organizer
  • File share
  • Chat server
  • Survey engine
  • CMS
  • Blog
  • Photo album
  • Customer support site
  • WebShop
  • Appointment booking system
  • Greeting cards
  • Bug base

On the CD-ROM you also find some bonus content. For each chapter, there is a Word document with a short tutorial guiding you through building an extension for the application. That way, you can see how to take the existing application and modify it to suit your needs even better.

Take a look at the book's page at Amazon, check out the book at the official Wiley site for more information, check out the table of contents or get a sample chapter (PDF) from the Wiley site.