do you know of any websites that offer some really cool JQuery pluggins that can be downloaded and used?
You can wait until the official plugin site comes up again:
Alternatively, a Google search should bring up lots of useful stuff.
I was just curious why you didn't in your book make us of stored procedures?
For a number of reasons:
1. I consider them to be a reletively advanced topic. I think the Pro version of the book covers them
2. With EF, you don't need them as often as before
3. I had to make choices about what to include to keep the book under 800 pages.