Designing Microsoft(r) ASP.NET Applications
||Author: Douglas J. Reilly|
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Publisher: Microsoft Press (12 November, 2001)
Sales Rank: 96,899
Average Customer Rating: 3.2 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
I've read the first 4 chapters twice and started reading part of chapter 5 before I gave up. The writing style is terrible. Do not get this book if you are a total beginner to ASP. Actually, do not even get this book at all. I have taken classes in C++, VB, and Java and it was still difficult for me to follow this book. The author goes into some really unnecessary details and there are many lines of code that he should not even be mentioning in this type of book. Lastly, this book was written with a pre-release version of Visual Studio .NET, so you'll just confuse yourself more. I wanted to learn how to build a web-based database application and figured that using ASP.NET would be the way to go. I think I'll try a book on PHP and MySQL next.
Rating: 4 out of 5
I find myself agreeing with most of the reviews here!
Even though this books lacks a great deal of detail, and thus is hardly a definitive guide (it's title doesn't claim to be), it contains some very informative in-depth coverage, providing very useful insights. The explanation of concepts that you'll need for application design are more thoroughly done, and that has helped improve my view of how the pieces fit. I own four highly rated ASP.NET books, and I find more rigorous tutoring of critical concepts in this one than any of the others. They offer lots of detail, this one offers some important clues that you'll need to connect the dots, plus some detail.
Rating: 3 out of 5
This book has many code examples, but no design. A better name for this book would have been "An Example of Coding ASP.NET Applications". I would like to of seen some design diagrams.
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