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Announcing our Book Club User Group integration
Because a book club has more to offer than just an online chat and discussion base, I decided to integrate it into my local user group. Along with the new site I just announced, I plan to build a custom module for our new user group site (based on DNN) to allow users to sign up with the book club and converse in person and online. I hope to see some interaction with our group and when I announced it, a lot of ears perked up. If you would like to try a similar model with your user group, please contact ......

Posted On Saturday, July 31, 2004 2:12 PM

Building a book club from scratch
We have reached the limitations of our portal. It would take as much development into custom modules, skins, etc to get the site up to par with the dreams and aspirations of the club. We need to offer more integration services for other sites, better integration with forum and knowledge base products, and more metrics for tracking what readers are involved. With all these needs, we need a new site, so that is what I am working on. It will be a lengthy process, but I hope to have something to show ......

Posted On Saturday, July 31, 2004 2:06 PM

Book Reviews system is launched
I am pleased to announce the Book Review system for the .NET Book Club is now available. John Alexander has posted the first review on Test-Driven Development in Microsoft.NET. If you would like to write a review, please contact me and I will get you the information you need. I have a great feeling about this portion of the site and hope the publishers jump on board with this idea as well ......

Posted On Friday, July 30, 2004 8:16 AM

Expert C# Business Objects - Book of the Month
I am pleased to announce the next Book of the Month for August/September will be Expert C# Business Objects by Rocky Lhotka. If you are interested in participating with us on this book, go out and get your copy now and start reading. The conversations will start the first week of August and end the last week of September so there is plenty of time to cover the whole book ......

Posted On Monday, July 19, 2004 4:39 PM

New Forums courtesy of InstantASP
The kind people at InstantASP donated their forum and knowledge base products to the book club for our use. From initial use of the product, I have to give them two thumbs up! They are easy to work with, inexpensive, and very performant. If you are a current user or plan to sign up with this book club, your email address and password is your login credentials for the forums system. Stay tune for more on the knowledge base tool and our usage of it. http://forums.dotnetbookclu... ......

Posted On Saturday, July 17, 2004 5:04 PM

Understanding Web Services Specifications and the WSE by Jeannine Hall Gailey
Kirk Allen Evans talks about Understanding Web Services Specifications and the WSE by Jeannine Hall Gailey and I must say this does look like a great book to have. I have ordered my copy from the New/Used bin on Amazon.com and if I agree with Kirk's opinion, you will probably see it as the Book Of The Month pretty soon. Anyone else interested in reading this ......

Posted On Thursday, July 15, 2004 4:19 AM

Brand New Skin
Tonight I launched a new skin for the .NET Book Club. Let me know what you think. It is suprisingly easy to create a skin for .NET Nuke. The more I use that product, the more I like it.

Posted On Tuesday, July 13, 2004 7:04 PM

MSDN Webcast with the author of Test-Driven Development in Microsoft .NET
If you are following along with this month's book, join the author, James Newkirk, in a discussion covering Visual Studio 2005 Team System and Test-Driven Development. Click here for a description ......

Posted On Saturday, July 10, 2004 7:33 PM

Preview "Pro MSMQ" and "Beginning ASP.NET 1.1 E-Commerce"
We have received new chapters from Apress for "Pro MSMQ" and "Beginning ASP.NET 1.1 E-Commerce". Please review them if you are interested and tell us what you think in our NEW forums (courtesy of DevAdvice.com). Beginning ASP.NET 1.1 E-Commerce Pro MSMQ ......

Posted On Friday, July 9, 2004 11:30 PM

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