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Old January 22nd, 2007, 08:10 AM
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I am new to ASP.NET2 and have been working through the book: VWD 2005 Express starter kit. I am unsure if I am being stupid or not but when I work through the book, I am not totally understanding things. I am missing some theory or supplementary knowledge that would open things up for me.
I know I am starting off, so I just want to make sure that what I am getting from this book is a taster before I go a bit deeper into
ASP.NET2 with the other Wrox books I bought (Beginning, and Professional ASP.NET 2).
Should I also be studying VB or C# before I get into ASP.NET2 or can I get by and learn these lanaguages concurrently with ASP.NET2.

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Especially with the VWD 2005 Express starter kit book, you shouldn't need to learn any VB or C# first. Whatever little bit of the languages you need is presented as you work through the book.
Likewise in Beginning ASP.NET 2, the book starts without requiring much language and as you get into the 2nd half of the book, will include the language bits as you need them.
Professional ASP.NET 2.0 on the other hand will assume you are already good with either VB or C#. You'll need to know one language or the other fairly well to make your way through it.

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Thanks for getting back to me.

Do you think that this will be a good progression:

ASP.NET2 VWD Express Starter kit, Beginning ASP.NET then Marco Balinasso Problem Design Solution Book, then start learning C# or VB.NET before I takle the Professional ASP.NET 2 book.

Will this strategy set me on the right path to becoming pretty efficient in ASP.NET. Obviously at some point I need to create my own project from what I have learned?

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Actually, you should probably save Marco Bellinaso's book for last. I probably put it in the wrong place in the book progression diagram (if you're looking at that on the backs of these books). Marco's book requires that you be more experienced with ASP.NET than you'll get from the Beginning book.

The Beginning book does also include a project to work through.

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Therefore:

Finish the beginning ASP.NET2 and VWD 2005 books, work through beginning c#2005; then ASP.NET2 Professional book; and finally give Marco's book a blast?

I know I am sounding a bit regimented but need to make sure that I have the proper learning strategy. I have invested a lot of money in the wrox books and want to get the best possible return in terms of skills and competence.


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That sounds like a good plan. Good luck!

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Thanks very much Jim. Your help is much appreciated.

I am really looking forward to the journey of learning ASP.NET2 and I am sure the wrox books will be excellent!

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