Annotation Up20030807 to the best-selling ASP.NET book on the market. The definitive resource for ASP.NET programming. Comprehensive ASP.NET reference, loaded with code examples–now including both VB .NET and C#. Updated to the latest .NET release version 1.1 (Everett) making it compatible with the upcoming .NET Server 2003. Author Stephen Walther is a well-reviewed author and ASP.NET expert and trainer who works closely with the Microsoft ASP.NET team. The second edition of ASP.NET Unleashed further strengthens a book that is already one of the most highly regarded ASP.NET books available. Stephen covers virtually all relevant features of ASP.NET. In addition, all samples will now be presented in VB .NET and C#. Throughout the more than 1,400 pages readers are shown how to develop state-of-the-art Web applications using Microsofts powerful ASP.NET. It progresses through Web Forms basics, advanced page development, ADO.NET and XML, securing Web applications, XML Web Services, leveraging the .NET Framework, building custom controls and powerful sample applications. This is a resource that will be referenced over and over. Stephen Walther — has taught workshops on building ASP.NET applications at NASA, Lockheed Martin, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. House of Representatives, Verizon and others. He got his start working wiht Active Server Pages by developing two large commercial Web sites. First, he created the Collegescape Web site, a Web site used by over 200 colleges — including Harvard, Stanford, and MIT — to accept admitance applications online. Next, he created the CityAuction Web site, an auction site used by both Snap! and CitySearch. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a Ph.D. candidate in Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) when he bacame involved with the World Wide Web.