Last post Apr 03, 2009 07:54 AM by gerrylowry
Apr 03, 2009 05:57 AM|duke904|LINK
I just started learning ASP.NET about 3 weeks ago. I took some responsibilities(as moderator, s-moderator, and admin) about software development and some programming languages in some forums about 5 years long, but I didnt know anything about C#, .net, and
asp.net etc. But I have to lean them all as soon as posible. And I started..
After about 2 years, I am again in forums, but I am not answerer now, that's really different, I got questions now, too many questions, life is really interesting. And now I need help to get answers to my questions, or fix my small program problems. Yes,
maybe I can use google like search engines to find answers, in fact I am still using them a little. But my time to learn is limited, I need exact answers as soon as possible, and sometimes answers can be the source of another questions, because of this answerer
of the question can be needed :)
The importance of one-to-one relationship(between asking user and answerer) born from this point. With ASP.NET forums, I am finding the answer of my all questions in a really small amount of time, from friendly and helpfull friends. And also I can read other
topics and gain some experiences. I hope, I'll be good at ASP.NET and .NET based technologies, and I hope I can help the other friends like you all. (But until this time, I hope I will not be boring u with my too many questions :) )
Thank you very much to especially responsible members of ASP.NET forums, and other all friendly&helpfull friends, and thank you for providing us like a fascinating forums,
Happy coding to you all
Apr 03, 2009 06:53 AM|gerrylowry|LINK
Duke, welcome to the ASP.NET forums.
I've got some (very bad or good, depending on how you look at it) news for you:
you have a very long, steep, difficult learning curve to climb.
Depending on where you are, as soon as possible is likely not going to be
as fast as you hope it will be.
Here is a link you will likely find useful:
Especially check these two links out:
MVC or Classic Webform.
is c# better than vb especially for ASP.NET MVC? `
Check this out too: http://www.charlespetzold.com/dotnet/index.html
.NET Book Zero What the C or C++ Programmer Needs to Know
about C# and the .NET Framework
A free on-line 267-page book in PDF and XPS formats.
Apr 03, 2009 07:01 AM|vinz|LINK
Welcome to the ASP.NET world Duke! =)
Apr 03, 2009 07:13 AM|XIII|LINK
and welcome to these forums. I know your pain. About almost 7 years ago I also joined these forums and had to learn a lot. In those days information was quite limited to some quickstart guides. Nowadays there's a wealth of information to be found (both tutorials
as video material). Take a look under the Learn tab.
Apr 03, 2009 07:16 AM|duke904|LINK
Firstly, thanks for these helpfull link, I'll look at them carefully.
I'm senior class computer engineering student. I got some job offers and most of them wants me to learn C#, ASP.NET and Linq to start with better "fee". After these they wanted me to learn IIS and Ajax but I firstly need to learn these three as good as I
can. I got 4 months, and I'm working hard patiently :)
Kris, Vinz and Gerry;
Thank you for your attention and these links, I'm looking them :) See u
Apr 03, 2009 07:34 AM|gerrylowry|LINK
duke904, my pleasure.
For c#, try to get a copy of "Inside c#", Tom Archer, Microsoft Press.
Well worth reading.
For an introduction to Ajax, I like "Teach Yourself Ajax in 10 Minutes a day", Phil Ballard.
(here's a reasonable review: http://www.webreference.com/reviews/ajax_10_min/).
regards ~~ gerry (lowry)
Apr 03, 2009 07:38 AM|XIII|LINK
For an introduction to Ajax
For ajax I would recommend reading ASP.NET AJAX in Action by Manning. The In Action series books that I've read from that publisher were always of good to superb content.
I suggest that you also take a look at the Book reviews forum if you're in need of one.
Apr 03, 2009 07:48 AM|duke904|LINK
I have bought a book "Hibernate in action", that was really perfect :)
Tomarrow I'll buy a copy of "Inside C#", thanks for the starting point Gerry :)
Apr 03, 2009 07:54 AM|gerrylowry|LINK
Hi Kris ~~ what I like about Phil Ballard's book is how it teaches very little
about anything but leaves the user with a good start at beginning
to understand client side and server side programming, XML,
"Teach Yourself Ajax is 10 minutes a day" is not an ASP.NET book ~~
it is a good introduction and it's an easy read. It's well written
and while the title may sound trivial, it's a non trivial book.
Thank you Kris for your comments about the Manning Ajax book.
There is also a lot of free Manning content on-line. Manning is
quite generous with its sample chapters of various books.
I like what I've seen from Manning to date.