Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET in 24 Hours: Complete Starter Kit Paperback – 28 May 2003
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About the Author
Scott Mitchell has authored hundreds of articles on Microsoft Web Technologies since 1998. In addition to his vast collection of online articles, Scott has written three previous books on ASP/ASP.NET: Sams Teach Yourself Active Server Pages 3.0 in 21 Days (Sams); Designing Active Server Pages (O'Reilly); and ASP.NET: Tips, Tutorials, and Code (Sams). Scott has also written a number of magazine articles, including articles for Microsoft's MSDN Magazine and asp.netPRO. Scott has also been a speaker at numerouse ASP/ASP.NET user groups across the country and at ASP.NET conferences. In addition, he also taught three ASP.NET classes at the University of California - San Diego.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is supplied with a CD-ROM containing the ASP.Net Framework, the code examples from the book, and an ASP.Net editor - "MS ASP.Net Web Matrix".
Obviously, as with most other people with experience, I have my own set of programming tools, and chose not to use the supplied editor in favour of my own.
Unfortunately as the book progresses, use of the "Web Matrix" software becomes absolutely essential, as the examples of the underlying code are ignored in favour of the code wizards within the software. I originally hoped I would be able to bypass the Wizard instructions and simple type the code into my own editing software.
I imagine most people with a similar background to me would usually prefer to see the ASP code rather than step-by-step wizard instructions. This ~can~ be viewed using the Web Matrix, however, it's pretty complex and isn't easy to figure out by yourself.
If the author could rewrite this book, but forget about the "Web Matrix" in favour of detailed coding plus examples, it would be one of the best publications available. The book begins in this ideal style, but soon migrates to the Wizard approach instead.
How are you supposed to understand the principles and any errors or functionality queries when the wizard is all you know about?!?
Perhaps the book should have been called, "Sams Teach Yourself The ASP.NET Web Matrix Coding Wizards in 24 Hours"
This book serves the purpose well, allowing you to then focus on more involved aspects of VB.net and ASP.net.
Being an experienced asp and vb developer, this book helped me to make the transition to asp.net (which is quite different from previous versions). Admittedly there were a few chapters on general programming basics eg 'an introduction to databases' which anyone who has programmed before would skip. But no harm, it just means that it will probably take a non-beginner half the time to fly through this book, a very encouraging way to start.
To respond to a previous reviewers comments: about too much dependency on matrix. Yes it does depend on it completely. You just have to go with it. But since Matrix is purely a substantially trimmed-down version of vb.studio.net, learning it this way is not wasted.
An excellent follow on from this book is ASP.Net Unleashed by Stephen Walther.
The only shortfall is that it does not use MS Visual Studio.NET and MS SQL. However, if you know how to use any or both MS technologies ( like I do ), then this is the best book to start your ASP.NET
Although, VB.NET is used as the programming language, something that I am not familiar with, I used C#.NET with no problem.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an excellent book for brand spanking new programers, or those new to asp/visual basic. However it lacked content for slighly more deatiled asp.net applications. Read morePublished on 8 July 2005 by Jaimal Chohan
A great book for anyone new to asp.net, also has a introduction to databases which is great, has helped me no end.
free, user friendly and powerful software inclued too. Read more
I found the book a good introduction to ASP.NET. I'm not a developer, I've dabbled in ASP previously and wanted to learn what was magical about asp.NET... Read morePublished on 29 Oct. 2004 by Graham
It's very easy to understand, theres no chance of you getting lost. This is a great book for building your confidence and giving you solid foundation. Read morePublished on 26 May 2004 by crazyoz.com
Very professionally written and thoughtfully presented. Took me from knowing little to feeling pretty confident to progress my ASP skills. Read morePublished on 4 May 2004 by Craig
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