From No Starch Press (http://www.nostarch.com) THE BOOK OF VISUAL STUDIO .NET: A Guide for Developers For Immediate Release San Francisco, CA - Microsoft's goal with .NET is to turn the Internet into the next operating system, and Visual Studio .NET will be a key tool for implementing that vision. Of course, this paradigm shift is not easy for many developers. "As the .NET initiative encompasses a tremendous breadth of technologies," says author Robert Dunaway, "many developers are having a difficult time understanding the .NET framework." The Book of Visual Studio .NET (No Starch Press, 1886411697, 456 pp., $49.95 US/$74.95 Cdn, Oct. 2002) is a comprehensive and straightforward guide through the maze of tools and technologies that are Visual Studio .NET: from ASP.NET to VB.NET to XML Web Services. "I have heard several complaints that in order to build a single .NET application you must purchase 3 to 4 books," says Dunaway. "For example, you might want to develop a web site that uses ASP.NET for the presentation layer, VB .NET for the business logic layer, ADO.NET to communicate to the database, XML for passing data between layers, XML Web Services for platform integration, and SQL Server to persist data. Most of these technologies are required by all applications. The Book of Visual Studio .NET introduces how Visual Studio .NET is used to deliver all these technologies, followed by a chapter on each to give the reader a jump start." The Book of Visual Studio .NET shows readers how to: * Integrate multiple .NET technologies including ASP.NET, ADO.NET, VB .NET, and XML Web Services * Solve common developmental issues concerning cross language integration, cross platform communication, installation, and versioning * Use designers, database and monitoring tools to aid in rapid application development * Access data using a variety of techniques and promote application scalability * Implement COM+ with Enterprise Services Available in bookstores or from No Starch Press (http://www.nostarch.com), The Book of Visual Studio .NET offers insight not found anywhere in the documentation, and it will have developer's building real, working applications - fast. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Robert B. Dunaway, MCSD and MCSE works as a system architect in software development for Strategic Data Systems. He is currently guiding small and medium size companies through the transition from COM to .NET. He lives in Cincinnati, OH. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Table of contents: http://www.nostarch.com/vsdotnet_toc.htm Sample: Chapter 7 - A Visual Basic .NET Crash Course, http://www.nostarch.com/VS.NET7.pdf About No Starch Press Since 1994, San Francisco based No Starch Press has been dedicated to producing readable, information-packed computer books. One of the few remaining independent computer book publishers, No Starch Press focuses on open source, web development, security, programming, and alternative operating systems.