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Old June 15th, 2011, 12:37 PM
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I really did want to finish this book, and got about halfway through, but there were several personal/health issues (I will spare you the details) that prevented me from making the deadline.

That being said... I will say a couple of things about this book, and the series in general.

The 2.0 version is still very relevant. There is very, very little in that book that would not still apply to WebForms development today. Believe it or not, at its basic core, WebForms has hardly changed from 2.0 to 4.0. Sure, the preferred data access strategy has changed, and UI design using CSS has changed, and the use of client-side libraries like jQuery has changed... but those things aren't really part of ASP.NET at all.

If I were Wrox (and I say this in all sincerity), I would advise against publishing a follow-up in this series based on WebForms, now or in the future. I would also advise against readers investing any more time or money in learning WebForms. WebForms is a legacy technology. I would strongly advise current WebForms developers to learn and start using MVC exclusively if at all possible.

Wrox has some really great MVC books. The new one from Phil Haack, et. al. (manager of the Microsoft MVC team) will be awesome. If you're looking to really advance your skills, buy that one, or one of the other many fine Wrox MVC books.
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