Get Help:Ask a Question in our Forums|Report a Bug|More Help Resources
Last post Dec 21, 2012 02:05 AM by april_123456
Oct 02, 2012 05:41 PM|LINK
I am very interested in start learning ASP.NET 4.5 using C#. Thankfully I have found plenty of great online resources to learn from. Nevertheless, I think I am kinda old fashioned when it comes to learning, that's why I always prefer actual books (Paperback).
I am torn between two great books for extremely reputed authors:
1) Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB by Imar Spaanjaars. (http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-ASP-NET-4-5-C-VB/dp/1118311809/)
2) Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 in C# by Matthew MacDonald. (http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-ASP-NET-4-5-Apress/dp/1430242515/)
Previous books of both authors have had quite impressive rating by readers. Also, I checked the Table of Contents of both books and they are not very much alike... except the last few chapters...
Could you please help me out which book should I buy? What do you recommend the most, and why?
I would greatly and sincerely appreciate your inputs !
Oct 03, 2012 05:15 AM|LINK
The first one isn't published yet. It won't be out for a month or so at least.
Oct 03, 2012 07:10 AM|LINK
Yes Mike, The first one will be published on 6th of November... However, Honestly I'm not in a hurry. I am just confused which book is more useful.
Oct 03, 2012 06:55 PM|LINK
Do you need sample code in both VB and C#?
Dec 21, 2012 02:05 AM|LINK
Both look very interesting. If it were my decision, I would probably purchase
Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB by Imar Spaanjaars because it would be a more recent study and more recent exploration on the subject. With this is mind, perhaps some of the information has been updated. Also, keep in mind that
the authors will have different styles of writing.
For some people, the style of writing is quite a factor in the learning process. But for what I gather, Imar Spaanjaars has done a wonderful job explaining the concepts in a step-by-step analysis. Also, I would think that this comprehensive guide contains
most recent technology additions of ASP.NET 4.5.
Enjoy your reading!
With Kind Regards,