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Old July 11th, 2006, 09:40 AM
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Default Any good book for beginner to learning asp.net

Any good book refer to me?
I would like to learn ASP but I'm both a beginner in web programming and asp.net. I've a server with IIS6 which support ASP.NET 1.1.

BTW, I don't know whether I should just start with ASP.NET 2.0 directly or with 1.1 instead.

About IDE, Is Visual Studio.NET 2005 good for me?

How about following books:
1. Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 (Wrox - by Chris Hart, John Kauffman, David Sussman, Chris Ullman)
2. Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Step By Step


Old July 11th, 2006, 07:52 PM
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I find books to be little more then paperweights after a few short weeks but to buy a book depends merely on how you learn. I learn by example and actually doing something (read as: trial and error) if you are the type of person who can learn from a book, then yes you should most definately pick one up.

If you can afford an IDE like VS then by all means, go for it. I have coded .NET in everything from Notepad to VS and, while notepad was great years ago for ASP and the like, I now cling to VS lovingly.

If you do shell out the money for VS 2005 you may as well just begin with 2.0 of the Framework since that is the version of the Framework it comes with out of the box. As far as the 2 books you have mentioned I cannot recommend either one as I have not read them but, in my experience, Microsoft Press books seem to be worded much like the MSDN library so not necessarily a good choice for someone who is new to web application development.

I have had farily decent luck with Wrox books (though the last one I read was on ASP 3.0) SAMS Publishing and Oriely are farily decent as well.

Two things you should bear in mind, the internet contains a wealth of knowledge and chances are that when you stumble across a problem someone else has had the same problem and there is a solution...somewhere.

That said, don't come to a forum and ask for help with X code and then when a member posts an answer to your problem, but without supplying any source code, do not ask them for the source code that does "it". Why? Because your walking down the path of a programmer and, by design, our job is to solve problems...not to relentlessly post to various forums until someone gives us a "canned" solution.

Lastly, if you post a thread and noone replies to it don't get the mind set that the other forum members aren't trying to help you it could be that we have all been faced with the same problem and just don't now HOW to answer your question or that we don't know the answer to your question. (I personally scout for posts that have Zero replies and try to answer them before I move on to threads that I have posted replies to.)

I hope this helps and good luck to you.

"The one language all programmers understand is profanity."
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Dear dparsons,

Thanks for your reply!

Agree, as a system administrator, most answers/solution are always found from Internet.

May be I'm new in web programming and so I think a book can guide me to a decent direction at this moment. I finally chose Wrox's book - Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 and will use VS2005 as IDE.

BTW, I appreciated your advice and it really hits my mind!- "...Because your walking down the path of a programmer and, by design, our job is to solve problems about the programming path..."



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Teach yrself of ASP.NEt in 21 days.It is too good book for beginers.

I hope it would be helpful for u.

Best Luck

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Hi Monika,

Thanks for your remind!

As I know, this book is concentrated on ASP.NET 1.X version but I'm afraid I'll be confused because I'm starting in 2.0 now...

Actually, I do have one more stupid question. Is it true that the code from ASP.NET 2.0 cannot run on ASP.NET 1.1 server? Some code should be changed for this backward action?


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Try this title:"Develop your own Web Accounting application using ASP.net.

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Hi bhar

Thanks for your input and the content seems quite well-organized!


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