Learn to Build Social Networking and Community Applications with new Book on ASP.NET

Monday, March 2, 2009 | News | Microsoft & .NET

Packt is pleased to announce a new book on ASP.NET that shows how to create a scalable, maintainable social network that can support hundreds of thousands of users, complete with multimedia features. Written by Andrew Seimer, ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking will help developers build a solid 'community framework' to give their website a strong foundation.

Social Networking is all about developing connections or ties between friends and associates. It focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Most social network services are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail and instant messaging services. However, building a social networking website from scratch involves complex logic and serious coding, and this is where the book comes in handy.

Using the latest features of ASP.NET, this book enables developers to add all the social networking features to a website, thus making it efficient, extensible and easy to maintain. Developers will learn to work with user profiles, and establish 'friend' relationships between different users. They will be able to create accounts, set up a permissions system, and handle password encryption. They will be shown how to allow users to customize their profile and communicate with one another through networks.

Through this book, developers will understand the core concepts of LINQ to SQL and will be shown how to add an internal search engine using SQL Server and Lucene.NET. They will learn to utilize the Model View Presenter pattern with ASP.NET 3.5 to enable Test Driven Development. The developers will learn more about key ASP.NET topics such as LINQ, AJAX, C# 3.0, n-tier architectures, and MVC, and using these features they will be able to moderate the website to ensure safety, privacy and decency, thereby creating a scalable long-lasting enterprise framework.

ASP.NET and C# developers who want to build a social network, either for their own business purposes or for a contract job will find this book useful. This book is out now and is available from Packt. For more information, please visit http://www.packtpub.com/expert-guide-for-social-networking-with-asp-.net-3.5/book

ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking
An expert guide to building enterprise-ready social networking and community applications with ASP.NET 3.5

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/expert-guide-for-social-networking-with-asp-.net-3.5/book


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