I'm trying to decide to go with this book, Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB
, or Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET 4 in 24 Hours
. I don't know a whole lot about either book but my friend gave me the 24 hr book to borrow.
I don't want a reference book. I want a book that will teach me some practical thing in each lesson--step-by-step. I have reference books that after reading them, I'm wondering "ok, now what can i do with this? How do i apply it?"
I'm more of a C# person than VB
. That's a plus for this book.
Is each chapter a complete project? Of will i need to read from start to finish?
It probably best to read from start to finish but on the job that is not practical. I'm a newbie. I"m finishing my masters this semester but I only have a very basic understanding of C# and web forms. I can build an N-tier structure, but that is about it. I understand post backs but don't truly understand the concept or how it really works.
I want a book that after ever chapter I get the satisfaction of FEELING I"VE ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING!
that is why i like the 24 hrs books. I don't want a book that is more like a web and at the end I'm wondering ok... what did i learn? Did i gain a skill I can readily apply in a different situation? I've read books where the goal was to build a website but I didn't really feel I was learning skills.
I hope you follow me. Its a shame you can spend 1000s of dollars on a masters degree and still don't know what you are doing. lol I'm using a Step-by-step book for my directed study with WCF right now. So far i really like this book. I may not have time for another book, but it is something I'm considering.