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Old August 11th, 2008, 08:16 PM
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I need to pay less attention to Olympic diving (our US Hoosier divers just missed their chances at medals) and more attention to what ID I'm logged in with, oops. :)

Anyway, 2 important points:
1. Never, never, never trust the Amazon description for a book this long before it's published.
2. A lot of these things on on our minds for both new versions of the book. But, the real emphasis remains teaching some really solid methodology and practice that can be extended to your other work while building a solidly functional site. The exact features of TheBeerHouse (does it do polls, does it do blogs, does it have hooks for social networking platforms) are less important than do you come away with a good appreciation of how to build a real app with EF for the DAL or how an MVC app is different than other models you've used.

Within that context, yes, the description currently on Amazon is what I'd politely call "placeholder" and more precisely call "don't step in what the editor wrote 6 months ago." The authors actually writing these 2 different versions will have much cleaner and more useful descriptions for me when the time comes. And yes, both author teams have more interesting updates to the application itself to do "interesting" new things on top of the useful new architecture.

Jim Minatel
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