Penton Media Welcomes asp.netPRO Magazine Readers!
By Sheila Molnar
Warm greetings to the loyal developer readers of asp.netPRO magazine and the aspnetpro.com website. I m very pleased that asp.netPRO has joined the Penton Media family of online and print publications. We ll continue the great tradition of providing high-quality how-to content for ASP.NET enterprise web developers; additionally, I want to introduce you to our other developer website, the new http://DevProConnections.com. DevProConnection s mission is to bridge the gap between development and IT, help technical folks who find they have a blended job description in the new economy, and work with developers to position their IT group as strategic to the business.
Participate in Community on DevProConnections.com
I recommend adding http://DevProConnections.com to your favorites: You ll find your familiar asp.netPRO content there as a channel. Plus, you can explore DevProConnection s other developer channels, as well as its ASP.NET-enabled community features such as blogs and forums and places for reader feedback. We re building out the DevProConnections.com site and we welcome your feedback and, even better, your contributions. User group presidents, please get in touch with me if you re interesting in starting a developer user group blog on DevProConnections.com.
Improvements to aspnetpro.com
asp.netpro.com was a cutting-edge website back in the days of ASP programming. I m pleased to tell you that we re planning a substantial upgrade of the site to ASP.NET. As the Penton development team plans and executes on that path I encourage you to participate in building the community on http://DevProConnections.com. These websites will be better together.
Deep Technical Articles
Many of the writers you look for in asp.netPRO have also written for Penton Media s other publications. It s great to be working with such excellent authors. It feels like home. In addition, I want to invite any of you who have developed solutions or workarounds to problems to submit Reader to Reader (R2R) articles for publication on http://aspnetpro.com or http://DevProConnections.com.
R2R articles are always popular because they re written by your fellow experts in the field. The best R2R articles guide you step by step through the solution to a problem that could be similar to something you ve encountered. If you ve created a tool or utility you want to share, please send it along. My email address is at the bottom of this editorial.
Free Email Newsletters
We re continuing to publish the free asp.netNOW email newsletter in addition to the magazine. However, we re now sending this newsletter to you twice a month, on the second and fourth Thursdays. We re still publishing Don Kiely s articles, and we re looking for more! We ve added tips and tricks, plus more reviews and news about Microsoft and other vendors. If you have a development tip that you d like to pass along, please send me an email. We want to continue to make asp.netNOW responsive to your needs. Send us your letters, tips, and feedback on products this is another great way to build developer community.
In addition to the asp.netNOW email newsletter, we also publish a free WinDevPro UPDATE email newsletter the first and third Thursdays of every month. This newsletter goes to developers interested In ASP.NET, SQL development, .NET Framework, Visual Studio, etc. If you d like to try this UPDATE, here s the URL to sign up: http://www.devpro/connections.com/eNewsletters/tabid/186/Default.aspx.
Other Penton Properties
You may already be familiar with Penton Media s publication and website for IT Pros Windows IT Pro magazine and http://windowsitpro.com and with our publication for Microsoft-focused database experts, SQL Server Magazine and the http://sqlmag.com website. I encourage you to explore these websites or pass them along to your colleagues who have a focus in those areas.
See You at Tech·Ed US
As always, you ll see asp.netPRO magazine at Tech·Ed US. This year s Tech·Ed is in Los Angeles, May 11-15. Please stop by our booth and chat with your editors. We ll be sharing the booth with our fellow Penton publications Windows IT Pro magazine and SQL Server Magazine. I m looking forward to meeting you and getting your thoughts on asp.netPRO magazine.