|Title||:||Building e-Commerce Sites with the .NET Framework (White Book)|
|Number of Pages||:||490 Pages|
|File Size||:||876 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Building e-Commerce Sites with the .NET Framework (White Book) Reviews
In diesem Buch wurde das Unmögliche versucht: die Beschreibung eines vollständigen Software-Lifecycles samt Implementierung in ASP.NET auf ein paar Hundert Seiten. Vieles, wie etwa der logische Aufbau der Seiten, wurde sehr gut beschrieben, anderes aber wurde stark vernachlässigt, wie zB der Projektplan, welcher erst auf mein Drängen hin im Internet downzuloaden war. Die Codebeispiele sind recht gut, jedoch des öfteren mit Fehlern gespickt. Den Stored Procedures geht es nicht anders. Mein Tip an all jene, welche sich in .NET und e-Commerce fit machen wollen: beides getrennt betrachten und nicht nach der Holzhammermethode. Dann wird die Power von .NET sich entfalten.
I bought this book also for its case-study approach. At first glance, it appears very useful but when you actually try to work with the source code, it has major problems. I guess it still has some value because you can kind of go through the code, but it irks me that they do not provide a working example. It appears to me that the code was written with the beta version of .net which is all fine and dandy, but they really should post a working version of the code... I am attempting to get the code to work, so I guess about the only positive thing you can say is its giving me much experience debugging... But to me there are an unacceptable amount of errors in the source code, stuff thats just way out in left field.I emailed the authors and I got a response saying that they have a "working version " of the code and expected to be posting the code on the internet "soon"...Hmm...
Despite some strengths, this book has a number of problems. It's a shame because it could have been a sterling diamond in the book racks. The code isn't supported by the publisher (see previous reviews) so basically you have to figure out how to get the code to work on your own. There is no example website for the book. One wonders why the publisher and/or authors completely abandoned the project. Another minus is - why did they choose to use strongly typed data sets (being a somewhat advanced .NET topic) to hold data without an adequate explanation of theory beforehand? You'll have to go to other books to get adequate preparation for this topic. On the plus side, this is a fairly advanced e-commerce application similar to what you'll find in the real world. Some of the DB table designs and stored procs are decent. Therefore, studying the code and text will give you some ideas of what you might do in real-world application development. The best description of this book is: "This Book has been left as an unfinished exercise for the reader." But as a complete, comprehensive, finished work this book falls short, and whatever you do, don't buy it new!
I haven't purchased SAMS books in a few years due to the recycled nature of the content that was prevalent in many editions as well as incomplete resources provided with the books. The publication 'Building e-Commerce Sites with the .NET Framework' caught my interest based on the case-study format of its content and amount of source code I could see just flipping through the pages. It looked like SAMS had changed since I last purchased one of their publications. I was wrong. To download both the source code and the finished site required a visit to 2 different locations. After reading through Chapter 4, I attempted to build the database to be used and found that the SQL from both locations was (1) different, (2) did not create primary keys in the tables, (3) did not establish relationships between the appropriate tables and (4) contained absolutely no data to be loaded into the tables. While the content is well presented and educational, the title's utility is negated by the fact that the site's database is practically useless without any product data. It will be another few years before I seriously consider purchasing another SAMS title. For an example of a great job creating functional databases referenced in a publication and loading data into the database, refer to the downloadable source available for 'Database Programming with Visual Basic.NET' published by Apress, ISBN 1893115291.
I loved the idea that this title puts forth and that was reinforced by the case study approach. I read through the book and it seemed to have a very slick approach. When I actually sat down and started working with the code, it was a different story. They reference code that isn't available for download and they breeze over sections that really need more explaination. The foundation chapters of the application, 3-6 leave a little bit to be desired, especially when it comes to the dataset and component class creation. I found it very difficult to work with. It's too bad there aren't any corrections available or a forum where other users of the book could go and talk about how to solve it's problems or something.
Like others already said, the sample site doesn't work very well. That's why i substract one star from this book. On the other hand, this book introduced me to many concepts about ecommerce sites and how to implement them. You can see what the authors did and then code yourself the solution... you WILL have to even if you do not want to... because like i said before, the site doesn't work at first hand. A must have if you are getting into the web development industry... specially if you are going to work with e-commerce sites.