ASP.NET 2.0: Articles, Demos, Links and More

Thanks to everyone in Galway for your patience with my follow-up to last week's ASP.NET presentation.  My excuse for the delay involves leprechauns. 

Here are some links to more information about ASP.NET 2.0 that I found useful.

The MSDN Developer Centre's ASP.NET Whidbey page contains a vast array of links to ASP.NET 2.0 information.  For example, here are articles about personalization, web parts, localization and data caching.

Half-way down this page of information about ASP.NET 2.0 is a link to “PDC Presentations and Hands-On Labs,” which points to a variety of useful walkthroughs and other info.  For instance, check out the slides and demos that accompanied Scott Guthrie's talk "Cool Tips and Tricks in ASP.NET Whidbey."

The help files which come with Web Developer Express (even Beta 1) are very helpful, even if not perfectly complete.  The walkthroughs contained within are exceptionally well written and easy to follow.  Also, to understand the "big picture" of the events that are raised when a page is processed (Page_Load, Page_PreRender etc.) and the order in which they are raised, search the help system for a page called “ASP.NET Web Page Processing.”

Here are two Channel 9 interviews starring Scott Guthrie from the ASP.NET team.  In them, he discusses a number of things, including:

  • The history of the ASP.NET project
  • XHTML and Accessibility Standards in Whidbey
  • New IIS7 architecture and design
  • Managed code and our philosophy for betting on it with ASP.NET
  • RSS and cool things you could do with it
  • Tracing/Eventing
  • Why Apache devs will like IIS7
  • App-Domains and how we use them

After tomorrow's talk, I'll compile answers to specific technical questions from both the Galway & Cork presentations into a single blog posting. 

Comments (2)

  1. Hi Rob,

    thanks for a very informative event in Galway. Is their a date announced at this point for the release of the ASP.Net beta 2? Do you know when this will be posted to MSDN for download?



  2. Robert Burke says:

    Hi Peter, thanks for your kind words. The current target for ASP.Net beta 2 (which will be part of Visual Studio 2005 beta 2) is the end of March. I will certainly post a blog entry about it when it’s out the door. The Express Edition should be available for you to download and explore at the MSDN site.

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