ASP.NET 3.5 is the latest version of Microsoft’s revolutionary ASP.NET technology. It is the principal standard for creating dynamic web pages on the Windows platform. Pro ASP.NET 3.5 in VB 2008 Includes Silverlight 2 raises the bar for highquality, practical advice on learning and deploying Microsoft’s dynamic web solution. Updated with everything you need to integrate Silverlight 2.0, SQL Server 2008, and the ADO.NET Entity Framework into your ASP.NET applications, this book teaches you all about Silverlight’s exciting new features so that your ASP projects can be rich in visual flair and compelling to the user. You’ll learn how to use the new levels of abstraction in the Entity Framework to design elegant, powerful application architectures. The book will teach you ASP.NET 3.5 starting with core concepts to more advanced topics.
Matthew MacDonald is an author, educator, and MCSD developer who has a passion for emerging technologies. He is a regular writer for developer journals such as Inside Visual Basic, ASPToday, and Hardcore Visual Studio .NET, and hes the author of several books about programming with .NET, including User Interfaces in VB .NET Windows Forms and Custom Controls, The Book of VB .NET, and .NET Distributed Applications. In a dimly remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics. Send email to him with praise, condemnation, and everything in between, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mario Szpuszta is working in the Developer and Platform Group of Microsoft Austria. Before he started working for Microsoft, Mario was involved in several projects based on COM+ and DCOM with Visual Basic and Visual C++ as well as projects based on Java and J2SE. With Beta 2 of the .NET Framework, he started developing Web applications with ASP.NET. Right now, as developer evangelist for Microsoft Austria, he is doing workshops, trainings, and proofofconcept projects together with independent software vendors in Austria based on .NET, Web Services, and Office 2003 technologies.
Vidya Vrat Agarwal, a Microsoft .NET Purist and an MCT, MCPD, MCTS, MCSD.NET, MCAD.NET, and MCSD, works with Lionbridge Technologies (NASDAQ LIOX), and his business card reads Subject Matter Expert (SME). He is also a lifetime member of the Computer Society of India (CSI). He started working on Microsoft .NET with its beta release. He has been involved in software development, evangelism, consultation, corporate training, and T3 programs on Microsoft .NET for various employers and corporate clients. His articles can be read at http//www.ProgrammersHeaven.com, and he also reviews .NET Preparation Kits, available at http//www.UCertify.com. He has contributed as technical reviewer to many books published by Apress presently he is authoring another book, Beginning VB 2008 Databases From Novice to Professional. He blogs at http//dotnetpassion.blogspot.com. You can reach him at Vidya_mct@yahoo.com.
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