Last post Jul 20, 2011 05:19 PM by gerrylowry
Jul 15, 2011 12:32 PM|technoankur|LINK
Beginning ASP.NET 4 By Mathew mcdonald (Apress Publication)
Beginning ASP.NET 4 By Imaar Spaanjaars(Wrox)
Actually I want a beginners book but then i found that some of the controls are not explained in these books !
I need a good book ! Anyone help me out in finding a good book for beginners !
Jul 15, 2011 12:46 PM|gerrylowry|LINK
I do not know the second book but imho Mathew McDonald is a terrific writer.
Please note: it's possible to sample books online at many publishers and at Amazon.com.
If you belong to ACM (acm.org) you can access books online. $US99.
ACM via books 24x7 has the 3.5 version of Mathew's book.
BTW, Wrox books tend to be decent too.
Jul 15, 2011 01:03 PM|Horizon_Net|LINK
is must agree with gerrylowry. I've read both books and the apress books are very good. And Mathew McDonald is a great author, I've read many of his books.
Jul 15, 2011 08:47 PM|technoankur|LINK
So which one should i get ?? Can't buy both :)
What about the Black Book Series By Kogent Publication??Are they good for beginners??
Jul 15, 2011 08:59 PM|Horizon_Net|LINK
I haven't read any books from the Black Book Series, but if you want to choose one from the other two books, you should read the one from Mathew McDonald.
Jul 17, 2011 04:14 PM|gerrylowry|LINK
i do not know if the series you mention is the famous Black Book Series that I used to read years ago ... I think those were from Corolis publisher ... the Corolis Black Books were usually good and complete.
Bottom line, imho, depends more on the author than the publisher in most cases.
If I could afford only one, because I'm familiar with his work, I'd almost certainly go with Matthew MacDonald.
Regardless, first I'd check reviews at Amazon.com and try to preview a chapter or two of each book, if available, online.
6 reviews, rating 4+ out of five
Jul 20, 2011 05:19 PM|gerrylowry|LINK
i noticed a similer thread here:
Because it's very important, I repeat my caveat from the above link:
if you are only going to use ASP.NET MVC 3, then instead I would purchase
see Rob Conery's article
http://blog.wekeroad.com/blog/i-spose-ill-just-say-it-you-should-learn-mvc/ and the related discussion at
P.S.: for substantial free material, start from here: