ASP.NET: Your Visual Blueprint for Creating Web Applications on the .NET Framework (With CD-ROM)
||Author: Danny Ryan, Thomas Ryan|
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Publisher: Visual (15 November, 2001)
Sales Rank: 244,626
Average Customer Rating: 3.29 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 2 out of 5
Lots of errors and hard to read screen-shots
This book was a major disappointment after having read other Maran Graphic books. There are alot of errors and the screen shots have been reduced down in size to the point where they are barely legible. Instead of putting the related subjects together, the book jumps around. For example, the book should put all of the "Request" statements together and all of the "Response" statements together. The authors were either in a hurry to get this book to press or just didn't know ASP.Net as well as they should have. You cannot teach a subject unless you know that subject like the back of your hand.
Rating: 1 out of 5
Lots of errors in the book
In learning a new language, its imperative that the book is 100% accurate, some of the code in the book was incorrect and caused errors. I emailed the publisher and eventually it was resolved. However, after losing confidence in the book, I can not recommend this book. I can recommend with five start the ASP 3.0 which they publish, which is my most used book, but this dot net version was a let down. If the book gets fixed, I would consider updating my review. The book does have other good information, but since there are no "bubbles" that say,, this code is bad, and will not work.. I would pass on this book until the revised.
Rating: 4 out of 5
This is an absolutely fabulous intro to .Net. I do agree with the other readers the title of this book is slightly misleading given that it concentrates only on C#. However the beauty of .Net is that it really doesn't matter what you're coding in, your money will still wind up in Bill's account.
What I like about this book is that it starts out with building applications on the command line witch gives the reader a bottom up view of how C# applications work. The reader is then transitioned to web controls. All of the examples shown are practical applications that only a web developer would be interested in so there is no wasted time on the learning curve. This book really doesn't get too deep into the .Net environment or language but it makes a good intro, especially for people like myself who are only interested in the web application side of C#.
Another thing that really works for me is the examples are laid out very clearly and the reader sees the code as it actually exists, so there are no difficulties with assembling the examples into a finished product. I am a visual learner and if you are as well you will find that this book's format works well. Less talk...more work. Great book.
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