It's quite clear from reading this book that Peter Gasston is very
knowledgeable about CSS 3 and, as he points out in the preface, this book is
a culmination of five years of work that he has spent writing about CSS3.
There is a clear order to the chapters. The earlier chapters are well
implemented and the items discussed there are used on a regular basis. The
final chapters are more speculative in nature.
The author takes a very methodical approach in the book. He covers numerous
topics in a clear and well-thought-out manner. He provides several examples
for each topic that is covered. There are 17 chapters and an appendix. After
each topic is introduced, the author informs you as to which of the major
browsers implements the feature. The last chapter discusses the future of
CSS3. The appendix collects all of the browser support tables that are found
in each chap... (more)
A First Look At ASP.NET
Christmastime has come and gone, and the only thing left to worry about is
the present for yourself. You mean you didn't reward yourself for buying
everyone else presents and developing like a mad dog? Why not grab a copy of
A First Look at ASP.NET v2.0? You'll be planning next year's Christmas list
in no time. This new tome is the first by the prolific writing team of Homer
and Sussman for Addison-Wesley. At a little under 500 pages, it is as
complete a preview of the new features in ASP.NET 2.0 - due for release in
Winter '04 - as you could wish for befo... (more)
If you are a beginner and want to learn about creating XML Web services from
a very structured and detailed perspective then you'll want to look at this
book. The authors present the material by building a Web service that will
validate credit cards. Each chapter builds upon the one before it to give the
user a good foundation in creating Web services using both HTTP and SOAP
protocols. The development tool used to build the clients and Web services is
Visual Studio.NET. I recommend using Visual Studio 2003 because the wizard
for adding Web references is much improved compared to... (more)
There are many ways to approach the presentation of a major upgrade to a
software platform and how to address its various audiences. O'Reilly has
decided that to get seasoned ASP.NET developers up to speed, it has added
three new books to its Developer's Notebook series. The idea behind the
series is to let existing developers "look over the super coder's shoulder"
and capture this concept on paper. The notebooks are example-driven, aimed at
developers, and enjoyable to work through. Each chapter is organized around a
specific task with examples reinforcing these new ideas.
The ... (more)
Microsoft released VB6 at the start of 1999, which is almost 8 years ago.
It's hard to imagine that there are developers who are still actively using
VB6, but from the blogs and letters to the editors of many .NET magazines
that I have read, it seems that this is truly the case.
Microsoft has stopped creating service packs for VB6 and has announced that
support for VB6 will come to an end sometime in 2008. As a result, companies
will have to make hard choices to either maintain their VB6 applications on
their own or move them to VB 2005. If they plan to move them to VB2005, they ... (more)