I purchased the ebook series a few weeks back and am reading through the Data Portal Configuration, but am a bit concerned because Chapter 5 "Authentication Models" is pretty much blank. I realize that the documentation and samples are still being worked on , but they should not have available for sale until critical pieces were completed. I'm simply trying to register a new user and login. I have an aspnet membership database and need to know if CSLA will work with this out of the box or not. Any word on when complete documentation on this will be ready?
You should download the 0.4 release. That is the final draft that went to editing, so all the content is there (just not edited, so watch out for typos :) ).
There's also a final code download for the 0.4 release.
I post in several places when I update the ebooks:
Here's the link to the notification that the Data Portal Configuration final draft went online: http://forums.lhotka.net/forums/t/10343.aspx
I realize that the documentation and samples are still being worked on , but they should not have available for sale until critical pieces were completed.
I knew this was a risk by the way, but I thought (and think) the value of providing early partial content outweighs the confusion some people have when they see that parts of the work-in-progress ebooks aren't there.
People who purchase the ebook series get a bonus (at least most people see it as a bonus), in that I put pre-release versions of each ebook online as I write it. So for several weeks this means people get "early access" to the content, literally as I'm writing it.
If that is confusing, please avoid downloading any of the ebooks until the label "draft" is applied. Don't download any thing with the "pre-release" label.
I point this out, because later this week a partial pre-release of the ASP.NET MVC ebook will go online. I expect I'll be about 50% done at that point, so a lot of the content won't be there. But some good content will be there, and many people will (hopefully) find it useful.
I see, and you are correct about the value in providing early content as many users of CSLA are also early adopters of 4.1.x. I guess I missed the Rev version on the bottom of every page, but now realize that these are just draft versions. I knew about the MVC3 ebook still in writing, but actually thought books 1-4 were complete when i purchased them. Sorry for the confusion and thanks for clarifying.
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