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ASP.NET Distributed Data Applications

from Wrox Press

ASP.NET Distributed Data Applications

by Alex Homer, Dave Sussman

Softcover - 600 pages
Published by Wrox Press
ISBN: 1861004923
Buy a Copy

I was recently asked to review "ASP.NET Distributed Data Applications" from Wrox Press. Normally I tend to shy away from doing book reviews because in order to do it right, it usually means I have to read the book and that takes time! On this occasion, I decided to make an exception because the book is by Alex Homer and Dave Sussman. Both are excellent authors which bodes well for the book, but the real reason I'm going to spend the time is because I don't usually use a lot of books and yet I basically wore out my copy of the original "Professional Active Server Pages" which was written by none other then Alex Homer. Here's hoping this one will be just as good...

I'm actually still waiting for my reviewer's copy to arrive, but in the mean time I thought I would post a sample chapter so you can take a look at the book until I get a chance to take a look at it.

Update: The Review

So I finally got the book. While that took a little while, what took longer was me actually getting around to reading it. So, without any further ado, here's the review...

Sorry for the delay.


What You Need to Use This Book

The following list is the recommended system requirements for running the code in this book:

  • Windows 2000 Professional or higher with IIS installed
  • Windows XP Professional with IIS installed
  • ASP.NET Version 1.0
  • SQL Server 2000 or MSDE
  • Visual Studio .NET Professional or higher (optional)

In addition, this book assumes the following knowledge:

  • A good understanding of the .NET Framework and ASP.NET
  • An understanding of the VB.NET language and JavaScript

Summary of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: The Distributed Application
Chapter 2: Components and Data Access
Chapter 3: Accessing XML Documents
Chapter 4: The Application Plumbing
Chapter 5: Working with Down-Level Clients
Chapter 6: Working with Rich Clients
Chapter 7: Remoting to .NET Clients
Chapter 8: Updating Data in Down-Level Clients
Chapter 9: Updating Remote Cached Data
Chapter 10: Components for Updating Data
Chapter 11: Rich Client Update Applications
Chapter 12: Reconciling Update Errors
Chapter 13: Updating Data from Remote .NET Applications
Chapter 14: Furthermore
Index


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