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.NET Book Club Contest!
Win a copy of Windows Server 2003 (25 CAL) or one of ten copies of "Expert C# Business Objects" To enter this contest, just register and fill our the questionaire. A drawing will occur at the end of the contest to decide on the winner. To register, you must be a member on this club. Membership is free so sign up and cross your fingers. Enter Now ......

Posted On Sunday, August 29, 2004 9:21 PM

Rating system added to the club's site

Over the weekend I finished up a rating system for book on the .NET Book Club site along with other things. I also added a chapter preview portion to the book detail pages so you can preview a book before purchasing. I now need to work with the publishers to get more, but if there is a book you would like to see a preview for that we don't have, please email us.

- Jeff

Posted On Sunday, August 29, 2004 10:54 AM

Contest Prizes Arrive
Thanks to the wonderful individuals at Apress, we received a portion of the prizes we will be offering in our first contest. I think the picture shows it all, so check it out Yup that is 1..2..3...10, 10 copies of Rocky Lhotka's Expert C# Business Object Book. The grand prize will be announced at the beginning of the week so stay tuned. To enter, you will have to be a member, so sign up for free today ......

Posted On Friday, August 27, 2004 4:44 PM

Starting your chapter yet?

Starting a User Group chapter of the .NET Book Club is a challenge so I wanted to get a feeler out to see if anyone is attempting it? Also, let me know what you need from me to get the ball rolling. We have lots of bookmarks, so please feel free to email me your address and I will get you some.

- Jeff Julian

Posted On Thursday, August 19, 2004 8:39 AM

Integrated Book Reviews

Our book review system is now integrated directly into the site. To view our reviews, go to the "Book" menu and pick a category from the "Reviews" sub-menu. Next step is forums integration and a book search.

Posted On Wednesday, August 18, 2004 9:56 AM

New www.dotnetbookclub.org Launched

I just pushed the new .NET Book Club site, let me know what you think. I will be adding chapter previews and integrated reviews to the book detail page in the near future.

- Jeff Julian

Posted On Sunday, August 15, 2004 9:03 PM

Expert C# Business Objects - Discussion Open
The discussion is open for our latest Featured Book! The Author, Rocky Lhotka, will be available for questions and comments so feel free to ask anything. We are also working on a Webcast/Chat at the end of September to discuss the topics of the book and some of the conversations we pick from the forums. Membership is free, just join the book club, and login to the forums. - Jeff Julian ......

Posted On Thursday, August 12, 2004 12:44 PM

Adding Pieces
Tonight, I added the user profile maintenance and a book detail page to the new book club system. Here are a few samples. After using portals and working on existing web applications, I forgot how much work it takes to build something from the ground up. Especially when you are working on a hardcore deadline that you set yourself ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 11, 2004 10:08 PM

"ASP.NET 2.0 - Beta Preview" - Book Review
Jason Salas reviewed Bill Evjen's new book, ASP.NET 2.0 Beta Preview, for the book club. Jason is definitely the book review guru of our community. We will see more from him in the near future. - Jeff Julian ......

Posted On Sunday, August 8, 2004 7:15 PM

Chapters.dotnetbookclub.org is functional
This definitely is not the final product, but it does the basics we need. Now you can register yourself and a group or view available groups. The next push of functionally will be assign yourself to a group and a group admin tools. Tell me what you think, and if you see any issues, please report them. http://chapters.dotnetbookc... ......

Posted On Sunday, August 8, 2004 3:20 PM

Expert Service-Oriented Architecture in C#
Today I received my copy of Expert Service-Oriented Architecture in C#, by Jeffrey Hasan from Apress. I have to say it looks like a pretty good book. The book is filled with reference material and seems to cover a range of topics in the right amount of words (less fluff). This is not a featured book for the club at this time, but I do plan to write a review on this book along with the MS Learning book Understanding Web Services Specifications and the WSE ......

Posted On Friday, August 6, 2004 4:54 PM

Start a .NET Book Club Chapter Within Your User Group
Introduction to the .NET Book Club The .NET Book Club is an organization to promote reading and discussion amongst professional developers and to also provide a forum for linking publishers, authors, and their respective audiences. What do you get out of this? A community to share thoughts and ideas with your peers and actually communicate with the authors of the books you've have been reading. Basic membership to the club is free and offers members discounted books, chapter previews to popular books ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 4, 2004 4:57 PM

Microsoft Book Store

If you haven't seen this yet, check out the Microsoft Book Store. This website definitely has potential.

http://www.microsoftbookstore.com

- Jeff Julian

Posted On Tuesday, August 3, 2004 2:42 PM

Time to start a new book
Expert C# Business Objects By: Rockford Lhotka Published by: Apress Join us in reading the next Book of the Month, Expert C# Business Objects. This wonderful book is full of discussion points and Rocky has agreed to work with us in this next reading period. If you have issues, questions, ideas, or anything else you want to talk about, the discussion forums are available. We are also looking at an end-of-the-reading-period chat or webcast to discuss the book, so keep your ears perked. Several members ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 3, 2004 7:22 AM

Coder to Developer Review
Greg Robinson has finished a review for the book Coder to Developer by Mike Gunderloy. If you would like to write a review for us, please contact me with the book you want to review and we can go from there. http://reviews.dotnetbookcl... ......

Posted On Monday, August 2, 2004 8:10 AM

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