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Last post Sep 20, 2008 05:35 AM by email@example.com
Sep 16, 2008 08:09 PM|LINK
What books or learning materials are recommended for ASP.NET? What route do you go first?? VB, C++, ASP?
Sep 16, 2008 09:33 PM|LINK
i am under no means a professional at asp.net however i graduated from asp -> VB.Net -> C#.
Now if i was to do it again i would skip VB.Net (not cause it isn't a great capable language) i just find C# syntax and data typing much easier and more useful. Personally i didn't use any book though read alot of forums especially this site. There are some
great resources out there but if you are like me just set up a development box and have at it.
Amazon has quite a few books that they offer on Asp.Net programming
Sep 16, 2008 09:35 PM|LINK
If you are just starting out i heard this book is quite good.
Also head over to Microsoft and get yourself a copy of the SDK's and a copy of Visual Web developer Express and Sql Express 2008 those 3 things will provide you with samples of premade systems, databases and documentation
MS Express Editions: http://www.microsoft.com/Express/
Sep 20, 2008 05:08 AM|LINK
How did those resources work out for you?
Sep 20, 2008 05:23 AM|LINK
Sorry I haven't replied in a few days. I am definitely going to get a book and probably take a class or two. I am looking at the 3.5 edition (http://www.amazon.com/Professional-ASP-NET-3-5-VB-Programmer/dp/0470187573/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1221887857&sr=1-2).
I have played with e SDKs a little bit, but I have a copy of VS2008 Pro as well. I'm more of the type to just jump in and start playing with software, but I know I will need a good reference point as well. I am trying to break into web development which is
a complete shift from being a network admin., but something I enjoy much more.
Thank you and I appreciate the response.
Sep 20, 2008 05:35 AM|LINK
I did the switch a few years ago and wouldn't go back, and tackled it the same way. Except books don't work for me, trial error and forums ;) Good luck!