Speaking of ASP.NET, I hit chapter 4 (the HTTP Pipeline) in_ Fritz Onion’s book_, and let me tell you, this book is a keeper. It’s not the book I’d recommend for newbies, as it’s going to be over some people’s heads, but it does cover some of the more advanced topics in good detail. If you’re doing any serious ASP.NET development, I’d highly recommend this book, and I’m not even finished with it yet! [The .NET Guy]
I absolutely second that. I finished the last chapter yesterday and I’d have bought it just for the HTTP Pipeline chapter. It’s difficult to say whether I learned a tremendous amount of new content from this book. Certainly, I knew a fair amount about the different areas it covered, but I feel like a have a more solid grounding and fundamental understanding of how different features are implemented and why they work the way they do. Another “must buy” book.
In fact, the only issue I have with the whole book is that it seems like none of the example code includes any using statements to import namespaces. This means I’m often left wondering which namespace to include to pull in a particular class or interface.