ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking
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- Create a full-featured, enterprise-grade social network using ASP.NET 3.5
- Learn key new ASP.NET topics in a practical, hands-on way: LINQ, AJAX, C# 3.0, n-tier architectures, and MVC
- Build friends lists, messaging systems, user profiles, blogs, message boards, groups, and more
- Rich with example code, clear explanations, interesting examples, and practical advice â€“ a truly hands-on book for ASP.NET developers
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Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 580 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : December 2008
ISBN : 1847194788
ISBN 13 : 9781847194787
Author(s) : Andrew Siemer
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Microsoft Development , Microsoft, .NET
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Social Networking
Chapter 2: An Enterprise Approach to our Community Framework
Chapter 3: User Accounts
Chapter 4: User Profiles
Chapter 5: Friends
Chapter 6: Messaging
Chapter 7: Media Galleries
Chapter 8: Blogs
Chapter 9: Message Boards
Chapter 10: Groups
Chapter 11: Comments, Tags, and Ratings
Chapter 12: Moderation
Chapter 13: Scaling Up
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Errata- 2 submitted: last submission 10 Sep 2012
|page 5||Technical||06 Jan 09|
Errata Type:code page No:102 and 104
In the GetPermissionsByAccountID LINQ statement, the where clause reads "where a.AccountID == 1". It should read "where a.AccountID == AccountID"
What you will learn from this book
- Make key decisions about architecture and the tools to use
- Build a solid 'community framework' to give your site a strong foundation; the principles explored this framework will apply to any large-scale web application
- Create user accounts, set up a permissions system, and handle password encryption
- Work with user profiles, and establish 'friend' relationships between different users
- Let users customize their profile and communicate with one another
- Understand core concepts of LINQ to SQL and work with it in a layered environment
- Moderate the site, ensuring safety, dealing with cross-site scripting (XSS), privacy, and decency
- Utilize the Model View Presenter pattern with ASP.NET 3.5 to enable Test Driven Development
- Add an internal search engine using SQL Server and Lucene.NET
- Work with appropriate design patters to create a scalable long-lasting enterprise framework
Social Networking is all about developing connections or ties between friends and associates. While people have always networked with one another the Internet has allowed us to network with people all over the world easily. Any interest or cause can support its own social network, where fans and followers can meet, chat, and share their views. But building a social networking site from scratch involves some complex logic, and some serious coding.
This book shows how to build a scalable, enterprise-ready social network using ASP.NET. The book uses the latest features of ASP.NET to provide a platform that is efficient, easy to maintain, and extensible. Whether you want to build your own social network, are developing a social site for a customer or employer, or just want a practical guide to developing complex ASP.NET applications then this book is ideal for you.
The book starts by planning the essential features of our social network, and then building a 'community framework' that will give our site a solid foundation and enable us to add all our social networking features. We then go on to create user accounts, profile pages, messaging systems, 'friend' relationships between members, media galleries, blogs, message boards, groups, and more. Along the way you will see LINQ, MVC, AJAX, and other features of ASP.NET 3.5 put to practical and interesting uses.
This book will show you how to create a scalable, maintainable social network that can support hundreds of thousands of users, complete with multimedia features.
Each chapter starts by showing the user experience we are going to create in the chapter. It then has a section discussing the major design decisions we face in building these features, and finally presents the 'solution' â€“ including the overall architecture and highlighting the most important code elements.
The book presents a lot of real-world code, with comprehensive explanation and discussion. The full social network application is available for download from the Packt website, for you to examine, study, and modify.
Who this book is for
This book is written for ASP.NET and C# developers who want to build an enterprise-grade Social Network, either for their own business purposes or as a contract job for another company.
The book assumes you have prior experience of developing web applications using ASP.NET 3.5, C# 3.0, SQL Server 2005/2008, and Visual Studio .NET 2008; it focuses on topics that will be of interest to existing developers â€“ not on providing step-by-step examples for each detail.