This book is for journeyman programmers who already know the basics of ASP. That said, we're confident that novice ASP.NET programmers also will find a home here, provided you have done some ASP and VB or C# programming and are willing to invest time in closely studying our code.
Because this book is not a complete reference for ASP.NET, it is unlikely to appeal to you if you have merely dabbled in ASP.NET up to this point. You will be better served by first reading a general introduction to ASP.NET programming, such as ASP.NET in a Nutshell , by G. Andrew Duthie and Matthew MacDonald (O'Reilly), or Programming ASP.NET , by Jesse Liberty and Dan Hurwitz (O'Reilly), where topics are dosed out in measured spoonfuls. After you have mastered the basics, you'll be ready to read this book. We encourage you to look to a general reference or to the MSDN Library when you have routine questions about ASP.NET.