Wrox Programmer Forums

Need to download code?

View our list of code downloads.

Register | FAQ | Members List | Calendar | Search | Today's Posts | Mark Forums Read
BOOK: Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 : in C# and VB BOOK ISBN: 978-0-470-18759-3
This is the forum to discuss the Wrox book Beginning ASP.NET 3.5: In C# and VB by Imar Spaanjaars; ISBN: 9780470187593
Welcome to the p2p.wrox.com Forums.

You are currently viewing the BOOK: Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 : in C# and VB BOOK ISBN: 978-0-470-18759-3 section of the Wrox Programmer to Programmer discussions. This is a community of tens of thousands of software programmers and website developers including Wrox book authors and readers. As a guest, you can read any forum posting. By joining today you can post your own programming questions, respond to other developersí questions, and eliminate the ads that are displayed to guests. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free .
DRM-free e-books 300x50
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 16th, 2010, 01:21 PM
jminatel's Avatar
Wrox Staff
Points: 17,437, Level: 57
Points: 17,437, Level: 57 Points: 17,437, Level: 57 Points: 17,437, Level: 57
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA.
Posts: 1,933
Thanks: 57
Thanked 128 Times in 97 Posts
Default Imar's Beginning ASP.NET 4 available now

For those of you who love Imar's great ASP.NET 3.5 book and his step-by-step style, I'm happy to announce that his Beginning ASP.NET 4 is finished, available, and shipping today. If you've enjoyed his 3.5 book and want to learn ASP.NET 4 the same way, it ready for you. Or if you think your coworkers and friends need an ASP.NET 4 book, please let them know how great you think Imar's book is.
__________________
Jim Minatel
Associate Publisher, WROX - A Wiley Brand
Blog: http://p2p.wrox.com/content/blogs/jminatel
Wrox on Twitter: http://twitter.com/wrox
Did someone here help you? Click on their post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jminatel For This Useful Post:
  #2 (permalink)  
Old March 27th, 2010, 07:42 AM
Authorized User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 70
Thanks: 18
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Ooo. I am tempted. I keep coming back to Imar's book for a lot of reference stuff - and I like what I read about .net 4 menu control. Must check when my web host will be running .net4.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 13th, 2010, 09:10 AM
Authorized User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 19
Thanks: 17
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default which one?

If you feel like you've really read an understood Imar's 3.5 book, do you feel like you really need to read the beginning ASP.NET 4.0, or can you go straight to Advanced ASP.NET 4.0 and still follow it?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old April 13th, 2010, 10:42 AM
Authorized User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 70
Thanks: 18
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

The odd thing is that, though I have Professional ASP.NET 3.5, I find Imar's book easier to refer back to and understand. Partly because, since it's written for beginners, it is written very clearly, and partly because its index is more helpful. I doubt if I'll buy the book - but I may pay to download the chapter that deals with menus.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old April 13th, 2010, 03:03 PM
Imar's Avatar
Wrox Author
Points: 71,164, Level: 100
Points: 71,164, Level: 100 Points: 71,164, Level: 100 Points: 71,164, Level: 100
Activity: 100%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands.
Posts: 16,948
Thanks: 79
Thanked 1,555 Times in 1,532 Posts
Default

Hi hvete,

If "you've really read an understood" my 3.5 book, I think you're better off getting the Pro 4.0 version. The 4.0 book is a major update of the previous version with jQuery and the ADO.NET Entity Framework as two brand new chapters (the latter replacing the LINQ to SQL chapter).

Since ASP.NET 4 is backwards compatible with 3.5, you'll find that the 4.0 version of my book has a lot of stuff that the 3.5 edition had as well. Obviously, I have updated the entire book to take the many, many changes in Visual Studio 2010 and ASP.NET 4 into account. So, even if you have read the 3.5 edition, you will find lots of new stuff in the 4.0 edition.

Cheers,

Imar
__________________
Imar Spaanjaars
http://Imar.Spaanjaars.Com
Follow me on Twitter

Author of Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 : in C# and VB, Beginning ASP.NET Web Pages with WebMatrix
and Beginning ASP.NET 4 : in C# and VB.
Did this post help you? Click the button below this post to show your appreciation!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old May 28th, 2010, 11:56 AM
Authorized User
Points: 77, Level: 1
Points: 77, Level: 1 Points: 77, Level: 1 Points: 77, Level: 1
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 15
Thanks: 8
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hi Imar
I'm in a serious dilemma.
i purchased the 3.5 book short time before the 4 came out.
By googling around i realized that there are some important updates and changes in the dot net 4, and i don't want to read the 3.5 book as good as it might be and feel like I'm missing lots of important info.
I've decided to consider the new book purchase, but your answer here will influence a lot on my final decision.

in the 3.5 book, I'm done with the 7th chapter.
Is there any way to take on the rest of new book from chapter 8, and still understand what is going on....
I mean, its not even the middle of the book, so i was just wondering.
I'm sure there are little things to pay attention to, but in your opinion, is this possible? are there any special notes to take from earlier chapters in the new book before taking on chapter 8 and on? (I have vs 2010, this is not an issue regarding using it)

10x

Best wishes...
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old May 28th, 2010, 06:20 PM
Imar's Avatar
Wrox Author
Points: 71,164, Level: 100
Points: 71,164, Level: 100 Points: 71,164, Level: 100 Points: 71,164, Level: 100
Activity: 100%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands.
Posts: 16,948
Thanks: 79
Thanked 1,555 Times in 1,532 Posts
Default

Quote:
Is there any way to take on the rest of new book from chapter 8, and still understand what is going on....
Yes, you should be able to continue in the new book in the same chapter. The biggest changes are introduced later when jQuery and the Entity Framework are discussed. Here's what I recommend:

1. Grab the source from Chapter 7 of the new book. Don't continue with your own source from the 3.5 version as that's substantially different (different enough to make things confusing).

2. Glance over Chapters 1-7 of the new book, jumping from topic title to topic title, scanning for new stuff. There's certainly a lot of new stuff in there, but I can't point out all the locations. However, glancing over the chapters surely gives you an idea how things are done in .NET 4 now.

3. Enjoy the rest of the 4.0 book. ;-)

Hope this helps,

Imar
__________________
Imar Spaanjaars
http://Imar.Spaanjaars.Com
Follow me on Twitter

Author of Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 : in C# and VB, Beginning ASP.NET Web Pages with WebMatrix
and Beginning ASP.NET 4 : in C# and VB.
Did this post help you? Click the button below this post to show your appreciation!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old July 13th, 2010, 05:55 PM
Authorized User
Points: 81, Level: 1
Points: 81, Level: 1 Points: 81, Level: 1 Points: 81, Level: 1
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 19
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hi Imar, are you coming up also with ASP.NET 4.0 Instant Results? I have you Asp.2.0 Instant results and I was wondering if I should continue with the rest of the chapters since I've just done 2 chapters in the book (focusing mainly on the designs of the Wrox Web Shop (Chapter 9)

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old July 18th, 2010, 08:21 AM
Imar's Avatar
Wrox Author
Points: 71,164, Level: 100
Points: 71,164, Level: 100 Points: 71,164, Level: 100 Points: 71,164, Level: 100
Activity: 100%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands.
Posts: 16,948
Thanks: 79
Thanked 1,555 Times in 1,532 Posts
Default

Hi janilane,

No, there are no plans for an updated 4.0 version of the ASP.NET 2.0 Instant Results book.

Cheers,

Imar
__________________
Imar Spaanjaars
http://Imar.Spaanjaars.Com
Follow me on Twitter

Author of Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 : in C# and VB, Beginning ASP.NET Web Pages with WebMatrix
and Beginning ASP.NET 4 : in C# and VB.
Did this post help you? Click the button below this post to show your appreciation!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Imar's New ASP.NET 3.5 Book and a preview jminatel BOOK: ASP.NET 2.0 Instant Results ISBN: 978-0-471-74951-6 6 October 5th, 2009 02:06 PM
Imar's New ASP.NET 3.5 Book and a preview jminatel ASP.NET 2.0 Basics 0 February 1st, 2008 09:40 AM
Can'T find code to Beginning Asp.net using VB.NET darruler All Other Wrox Books 1 August 12th, 2004 05:04 PM
Help 'beginning asp.net using vb.net' source code jkmf Wrox Book Feedback 1 January 18th, 2004 07:09 AM
Beginning ASP.Net Databases Using VB.Net ISBN 6195 tlamazares SQL Server ASP 1 December 15th, 2003 12:28 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.