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Jan 13, 2007 09:55 AM|fsdama|LINK
Just wanted to know of any good books on ASP.NET. I've used ASP.NET before but only briefly and now want to take it to another level. I've bought
' ASP.NET Unleashed' by Stephen Walther but I havent found it that useful yet as its only a reference. Does anyone know of any good books that have helped them through development . Although I'm a beginner, I dont want a book that is too basic in order
to throw it away after a few months. Apart from books what would be the best way to get into ASP.NET? Also does anyone know of any good C# books for beginners?
Jan 13, 2007 12:50 PM|TOMCIO|LINK
1) the book you have it is VERY good (keep it)
2) there is a lot of help , tutorials here:
3) and buy member ship at http://www.learnvisualstudio.net/ - they have tons of very good videos for everyone. I have lifetime membership with them for few years now & i always find something interseting there
Jan 13, 2007 09:31 PM|fsdama|LINK
Jan 13, 2007 10:27 PM|SoftMind|LINK
Jan 16, 2007 01:35 PM|Screwy|LINK
I've gotten used to the Wrox layout of their books. I generally prefer them for beginner and mid-level topics. No one has really wow'd me from an advanced topics perspective yet. Maybe Apress but I need more books than I have to judge.
Jan 16, 2007 08:01 PM|fsdama|LINK
Jan 17, 2007 01:51 AM|debashishbose2006|LINK
Go through these books if you are a beginner.
WROX- ASP.NET WITH VB.NET 1.0
ASP.NET WITH C# 1.0
When you feel your self litle comfortable in the above two book then go for UNLEASHED asp.net 2.0(This is a very good book with an indepth knowlege of every topic) I donot remember the publisher. You just tell the name Unleashed and they will understand.there
is only one book in the market with that name.
Nov 04, 2007 01:00 AM|Coleen|LINK
Check out this site for good ASP.Net Books
http://computerbookreviews.blogspot.com/ this one
http://astore.amazon.com/computerprogrammingbooks-20/detail/1890774316/103-3139108-3291803 is specifically for ASP.Net 2.0 for C# and has 4.5 stars.
Also, I have heard rave reviews for
http://astore.amazon.com/computerprogrammingbooks-20/detail/0672328232/103-3139108-3291803 it has 4.5 stars too!
I also recommend
http://astore.amazon.com/computerprogrammingbooks-20/detail/1590594967/103-3139108-3291803 - I have this one (for VB) and it is very good. I hope this helps [:)]
Nov 04, 2007 03:20 AM|ahsanm.m|LINK
You can use Wrox Or O'relly book (Begining version). Which will help you to get the initial knowledge.
Also you get free books from : http://www.pdfchm.com
Nov 19, 2007 11:19 AMfirstname.lastname@example.org|LINK
I've got shelves full of ASP.NET books (Amzon loves me, and as long as I occasionally order some sappy romance who-dunnit for her, my wife still does too...). Most used is still
ASP.NET Unleashed by Walther. It's an okay learning book but it's a phenomenal reference. My personal preference when learning were (still are):
ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming: Problem - Design - Solution by Marco Bellinaso
Professional ASP.NET 2.0 Special Edition by Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, Devin Rader, and Farhan Muhammad
Professional ASP.NET 2.0 by Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, Farhan Muhammad, and Srinivasa Sivakumar
Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 in VB 2005: From Novice to Professional by Matthew MacDonald
ASP.NET 2.0 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies by Doug Lowe, Ken Cox, and Jeff Cogswell
Either of the Professional ASP.NET 2.0 will be okay, you don't really need both. I like Wrox's Programmer to Programmer series, and the Dummies book still gets used occasionally as a reference. The Problem - Design - Solution books have
always been great for me to learn from. I've had other books that were good as well, but more specific, AJAX, Master Pages, Security, etc.
Nov 27, 2007 11:57 PM|PieCook|LINK
I never tried ASP.NET Unleashed. My favorite ASP.NET book is ASP.NET for Dummies. You can peak through a free demo at
Jun 11, 2010 06:02 AM|hariprasads|LINK
in Asp.Net but I feel it does not help a beginner like me.
Jun 16, 2010 10:35 AM|DaveFromNJ|LINK
Appendix D at the end of the PDF document link below has a list of the best ASP.NET books that I've found:
The PDF is 10 meg but the list is catagorized by type of books. There's a reference to a really good book on ASP.NET internal architecture. And you already know about Walther's book. Also, Appendix B of the PDF file has a nice introduction to table-less
web page design using just CSS elements.
Jun 16, 2010 10:36 AM|DaveFromNJ|LINK
Jun 17, 2010 07:39 AM|TATWORTH|LINK
Apart from books what would be the best way to get into ASP.NET?
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Jul 04, 2010 12:31 PM|DavidBul|LINK
There are really a lot of books and videos on the net.
It depends on your experience and background, say you're a novice to Web, then the intro videos would be just fine for you, and some 'beginner' series book. On the other hand, if you're an experienced developer, say Windows app developer, then a 'professional'
series book would be good for you as learning through videos do not work as well as it is usually explained in books in a systematical manner.
My advise: "Pro ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008 Second Edition" by APress
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Aug 31, 2010 06:36 AM|riswadkarharshad|LINK
You can try books from APress or Wrox. Usually these books contains detailed information about all the topics (basics to advance).
Also, the best way to get into ASP.NET is visit forums and participate in different threads by solving issues posted by others. You can also visit the forum "Getting Started" which provides information on how to start in ASP.NET.
I hope this helps.
Oct 06, 2010 03:52 AM|addy digit5|LINK
"This book is by far the best computer programming book I have ever bought. You can go into my upstairs closet and find 20-30 books that I have purchased since the days of VB6. All of them have a few useful pages in them, but all together, they could not
add up to as much information as you have given me in the first 11 chapters of this book."
Oct 07, 2010 06:24 AM|iyerabhishek1987|LINK
Try Professional ASP.NET 4 by Wrox. This book really covers everything - topics required from a beginner's perspective to an advance programmer's guide.
By the way, any Wrox publication is great!
Jan 10, 2011 11:09 PM|kaiclassic|LINK
No offense, but I find those Unleased books not useful for learning. I have tried it once and never buy those Unleased books while I need to learn. (And if I need reference, I would just go online to check. Why waste your money while you can get it
online?) For beginner, that is a hard book to use for learning. Why buy a reference book while you need to learn? It is like picking up a foriegn language dictionary while you don't speak any. Well someone can learn a new language that way, but ordinally folks
(i.e. me) have to learn it in a proper way.
O'reilly book "Learning ASP.NET" is a good starting point. I have never regret in purchasing any O'reilly books.
Nov 01, 2011 05:28 PM|sharepoint_dude|LINK
For more advanced stuff I found the following solid books
Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010
Ultra-Fast ASP.NET: Build Ultra-Fast and Ultra-Scalable web sites using ASP.NET and SQL Server
Professional ASP.NET 4 in C# and VB