First, thank you for the response. I have purchased (5) Wrox books. VB
2005 (beginner and pro) ASP.NET 2.0 for beginners, ASP Instant Results, and then your book.
I must say, I am happy and a little dissapointed with the book. I cannot completely bash it, as I am honestly learning alot from it--but I think alot of that is due to knowledge I have already picked up so I can see the fix errors on my own and make assumptions where things are left out.
It does a really good job at teaching.
The issues I have a real problem with have been first, understanding providers...differences between OLEDB, ODBC, ADO..etc. Your book talks about that..but it's still a little confusing. Any other suggestions?
Lastly, the one thing your book was very good at is helping me understand SQLDataSource/ObjectDataSource and DataSets. In all the books I bought, things were presented differently. For example, your book, and the Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 book, depends alot on dragging and dropping code. Obviously, the VB
Book talks alot about writing code and creating objects. So---in VB
, I was writing code to create adapters and fill DataSet's and return them. With ASP, you use the SQLDataSource and ObjectDataSource...and I finally realized that the Object can be used to tie to your own code/object and then you write connectivity instructions on your own. Your book helped me get this..although still a little fuzzy due to trying to understand and coorelate the VB
book objects I am writing by hand and the objects that ASP allows you to drag in themself. (ie tableadapter vs SQLDataSource and ObjectDataSource).
Any thoughts on more readin to help make these distinctions clearer?
Thank you John!