With this book, web developers can build engaging and interactive sites and applications using Microsoft's latest web development tools - ASP.NET 2.0 and the new ASP.NET AJAX framework. You learn to create applications that have all the great tricks you see on popular commercial web sites, such as order forms and the ability to interact with a database. And you can build pages that display information interactively without a page refresh. This straightforward tutorial explains how. "Learning ASP.NET 2.0 with AJAX" helps you master the concepts and techniques of Microsoft's tools with plenty of annotated examples, review quizzes, web construction exercises and chapter summaries, so you can practice new skills and test your understanding as you go.With it, you'll learn to: Master the fundamental skills of ASP.NET 2.0 to build professional quality web applications; Integrate new Ajax tools and CSS with ASP.NET 2.0 for flashier and more interactive sites; build applications with minimal coding using Visual Studio or its free counterpart, Visual Web Developer; connect your site with a database so that users can retrieve, interact and save data; debug your application, deal with unexpected problems, and protect your site from malicious users; use the community-maintained ASP.
NET AJAX Control Toolkit to extend the controls that come with ASP.NET AJAX; and use personalization tools to give your site a customized look for each user.Ideal for beginning web developers, or those who are new to ASP.NET, this book gets you involved with your own learning through hands-on lessons that are clear and to the point. You get the chance to try out new techniques on the spot. Want to join the world of modern web development? This book will get you started.
Jesse Liberty is the best-selling author of O'Reilly Media's Learning ASP.NET with AJAX, Programming C#, Programming .NET 3.5, and a dozen other books on programming. He is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft on the Silverlight Development Team, and a frequent contributor to O'Reilly Network websites and publications. Jesse is a former Distinguished Software Engineer at AT&T and Vice President for technology development at CitiBank, and was an independent consultant for 12 years.Dan Hurwitz is the president of Sterling Solutions, Inc., where for nearly two decades he has been providing contract programming and database development to a wide variety of clients.Brian MacDonald is an editor of programming and networking books. He has edited books for several major publishers on topics ranging from securing Windows servers to PHP web programming to running an eBay business. His work for O'Reilly includes Programming WCF Services and Programming ASP.NET. He also co-authored Learning C# 2005 with Jesse Liberty. He lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with his wife and son.