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Book Review–Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4

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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this title from O’ReillyOver the Christmas break I finally had a chance to sit down and finish reading Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4 by Dino Esposito. This has been on my bookshelf for quite some time (sorry O’Reilly blogger program…) for various reasons. Primarily, and despite protestations to the contrary, it feels as though webforms itself is teetering on the brink of irrelevance, if not oblivion and I naturally tend to gravitate towards titles related to newer and, perhaps, more relevant technologies. If you are like me, you probably want to know what is the point of reading this title, considering ASP.NET has been around for a decade and it looks to be loosing ground to it’s MVC sibling. Oddly enough, I’m more excited about the book after having read it than I was prior to reading it. There are two reasons why I suggest every (Microsoft-stack) web developer should read this title: 1. There is far more than ASP.NET programming here There i…