Released in October 2008, Programming ASP.NET 3.5 is the result of 13 months writing, editing and researching all the great new things you can produce with ASP.NET 3.5. Weighing in at 1166 pages, it’s not the smallest book around but it is the best and I’m very proud of it.

New to this (fourth) edition of the book are sections on LINQ, web services using WCF, ASP.NET AJAX and the AJAX control toolkit, HTTP Handlers, Web Application and Deployment Projects, HistoryState, IIS 7.0 and much much more.

Here’s the full table of contents:

  1. Web Development in 2008
  2. Visual Studio 2008
  3. Controls: Fundamental Concepts
  4. Basic Server Controls
  5. Advanced Server Controls
  6. Website Fundamentals
  7. Data Source Controls and Connections
  8. Using Data-Aware Controls
  9. ADO.NET
  10. Presenting LINQ
  11. Validation
  12. Forms-Based Security
  13. Master Pages and Navigation
  14. Personalization
  15. Custom and User Controls
  16. Web Services
  17. Caching and Performance
  18. Application Logic, Configuration and IIS 7.0
  19. Tracing, Debugging and Error Handling
  20. Deployment
  21. From now to vNext
  22. Installing the AJAX Control Toolkit
  23. Relational Databases: A Crash Course
  24. VS2008 Keyboard Shortcuts

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