ASP.NET is Microsoft’s platform for developing web applications. Using ASP.NET, you can create e-commerce
shops, data-driven portal sites, and just about anything else you can find on the Internet. Best of all, you don’t
need to paste together a jumble of HTML and script code in order to program the Web. Instead, you can create
full-scale web applications using nothing but code and a design tool such as Visual Studio.
The cost of all this innovation is the learning curve. To master ASP.NET, you need to learn how to use
an advanced design tool (Visual Studio), a toolkit of objects (the .NET Framework), and an object-oriented
programming language (such as C#). Taken together, these topics provide more than enough to overwhelm any
first-time web developer.
Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 in C# assumes you want to master ASP.NET, starting from the basics. Using this
book, you’ll build your knowledge until you understand the concepts, techniques, and best practices for writing
sophisticated web applications. The journey is long, but it’s also satisfying. At the end of the day, you’ll find that
ASP.NET allows you to tackle challenges that are simply out of reach on many other platforms.
This book is the most comprehensive and up to date introduction to ASP.NET ever written. Focussing solely on C#, with no code samples duplicated in other languages, award winning author Matthew MacDonald introduces you to the very latest thinking and best practices for the ASP.NET 4.5 technology.
Assuming no prior coding experience, you'll be taught everything you need to know from the ground up. Starting from first principals, you'll learn the skills you need to be an effective ASP.NET developer who is ready to progress to more sophisticated projects and professional work.
You'll be taught how to use object orientation and code-behind techniques to lay out your code clearly in a way other developers can easily understand. You'll learn how to query databases from within you web pages, spice up your layouts using ASP.NET AJAX and deploy your finished websites to production servers. You'll also learn how to debug your code when things go wrong and the performance and scalability issues that can affect your web projects as they grow.
With you book you can take your first step towards becoming a successful ASP.NET developer with confidence.
What you’ll learn
Learn everything you need to know to build ASP.NET 4.5 applications with confidence.
Dive into the deepest, broadest, introductory ASP.NET coverage available.
Be guided by an award winning author who will steadily progress your knowledge from first principles to advanced techniques over the course of the book.
Who this book is for
This book is ideal for anyone new to .NET development who wants to learn how ASP.NET 4.5 works. No prior programming knowledge is assumed and all concepts are explained from first principals.