Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET in 21 Days (2nd Edition)
||Author: Chris Payne|
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Publisher: SAMS (12 August, 2002)
Sales Rank: 40,569
Average Customer Rating: 3.91 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 2 out of 5
There are much better choices then this book
I have many years as a VB developer and found this book leaving me with the feeling of "where do I start, and what am I missing?"
I then picked up Murach's ASP.NET web programming with VB.NET.
ISBN 1-890774-20-0. Murach's book is the best on ASP .NET.
Thank goodness for Amazon, I sold the Sam's book, hopefully that person will be able to get use from it, I could not.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Tutorial-Based Introduction to ASP.NET
I am a C++/UNIX developer and this is my first .NET book. It teaches by example and gives broad coverage of several topics which provide the basis for developing two full featured web applications.
The approach is to teach individual topics in daily lessons and then at the end of each week, use the newly aquired skills to "flesh out" a Banking web site.
It was important for me to have working examples as a context to learn new skills, but the book is light on theory and has opened quite a few questions that I am now studying (Web Services and Remoting in particular) However, certain areas like ADO.NET, I felt gave adequate coverage and I do not feel compelled to study further.
I wish the book had more information on the .NET framework.
This is a good primer to ASP.NET and .NET development with a broad range of coverage and good examples, but is not a great reference. It is a little too basic (just a little. . ) for an experienced developer, but the broad range of coverage and working exmaples make the book worthwhile. Few of the "reference style" .NET books provide more than short code snippets, while this ties everything together in useful applications. I would recommend this book to those who are new to Web Development and .NET but caution that this will not be the last .NET book you buy.
Rating: 2 out of 5
Code doesn't work!!
As I'm going through this book, I notice that a lot of the code doesn't work as it is written in the book. I also was unable to download the code from their website and get it to work. I am constantly getting a host of errors though I've typed the code perfectly from the book. I find that the help file in Visual Studio.NET provides me with working code that has subtle differences from the book.
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