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BOOK: Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 : in C# and VB
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Default A few suggestions to Imar

Imar, your book is very good for beginners.
Here below my suggestions to improve it even more.

I would remove the following sections in all the chapters:
  • What you will learn in this chapter
  • Summary
  • What you learned in this chapter

The core of the chapters are supposed to be read - actually studied. I think the above mentioned sections do not add anything. I find them a waste of space and time.

I would also replace the end-of-chapter exercises - which typically require a verbose answer - with a real programming exercise on the topic of the chapter. The solution to the exercise could be found on the site.
Appendix A could then be removed and a further chapter added to the book.

Furthermore, I think that the gap between your book and the "Professional ASP.NET" book by Wrox is not negligible.
I hope you will put your teaching skills at work and write a great intermediary book to fill the gap.

Bye, bye
Roberto
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Hi Roberto,

Thanks for your feedback. Much appreciated.

>> I would remove the following sections in all the chapters:

Those are all part of the Wrox style for beginning series and not something I can remove as an author.

What do you mean with a real programming exercise? Aren't these real exercises?

No plans for an intermediate book at the moment, but you never know....

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What do you mean with a real programming exercise? Aren't these real exercises?
I mean a Schaum's style book: learn by doing.
Your "Try it out" are very clear, but with them the reader can learn by watching only.
The missing step is doing programming exercises.

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