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ted
Hi,

I have been programming for about 5 years mainly on client apps that are
standalone and n-tier. I have very little experience with web development.
I need a recommendation on a book that will get me up to speed on ASP.Net
2.0 with my experience. Any suggestions?

Thanks
Jan 6 '06 #1
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If you get any ASP 2.0 books, you'll get stuff for the new features.

Alot of 2.0 is for "Rapid Development", not "Good" (as in Tiered)
Development.

I would suggest this book:
Expert ASP.NET 2.0 Advanced Application Design
for shedding some light.

You need this book ~and another 2.0 "basics" book.
For the basics, I bought
..NET 2.0: A Developer's Notebook

By Wei-Meng Lee
First Edition June 2005
Series: Developer's Notebooks
ISBN: 0-596-00812-0

This will give you the in and outs of 2.0.
I strongly recommend the first book.

The second one, there are probably alot of similar books out there.
Any (recommended) one would be fine.


ted wrote:
Hi,

I have been programming for about 5 years mainly on client apps that are
standalone and n-tier. I have very little experience with web development.
I need a recommendation on a book that will get me up to speed on ASP.Net
2.0 with my experience. Any suggestions?

Thanks


Jan 6 '06 #2

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ted wrote:
Hi,

I have been programming for about 5 years mainly on client apps that
are standalone and n-tier. I have very little experience with web
development. I need a recommendation on a book that will get me up to
speed on ASP.Net 2.0 with my experience. Any suggestions?

Thanks

I highly recommend Dino Esposito's books. He has a great one available now
on ASP.NET 2.0 and another due out in March.

--
Jim Cheshire
================================
Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/jamesche

Latest entry:
Getting the PID and TID of a COM Call

Describes how to get the PID of the
dllhost process a COM call is executing
in and how to locate the thread as well.

Jan 7 '06 #3

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book selection is language dependent - vb or C#
also depends on whether you intend to develop with or without visual studio
"ted" <te*@united.com> wrote in message news:Oe**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Hi,

I have been programming for about 5 years mainly on client apps that are standalone and n-tier. I have very little experience
with web development. I need a recommendation on a book that will get me up to speed on ASP.Net 2.0 with my experience. Any
suggestions?

Thanks

Jan 7 '06 #4

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ted wrote:
Hi,

I have been programming for about 5 years mainly on client apps that are
standalone and n-tier. I have very little experience with web development.
I need a recommendation on a book that will get me up to speed on ASP.Net
2.0 with my experience. Any suggestions?

Thanks

I agree with the previous opinions/answers. It depends on many
factors... I know of several good books, but not only you don't even
mention a language (C# or VB), but it also boils down to personal
preferences. There may be some available at your local library too (not
so much to not have to pay for them than have a chance to look at them
first - online stores don't always have sample chapters and local stores
don't usually have much good books it seems). Also, the quickstarts
http://www.asp.net/tutorials/quickstart.aspx and starter kits can be
helpful (there are TONS of other great resources on the web). I'm
assuming you know xhtml [markup] already, if not, then you could have a
peek at w3schools: http://www.w3schools.com/xhtml/default.asp (ideally
you will want to know about more things, like CSS, JavaScript, etc).
Jan 7 '06 #5

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I have the Dino Exposito book Introducing Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0, and I
recommend everyone to stay away from it. The company I work for
received 2 of these books from a Microsoft rep and I understand why
they are giving them away, it sucks. I do have experience with ASP.NET.
I have been working with ASP.NET since the release of Beta 2 of ASP.NET
1.0. I started reading this book today and have relized that the
content is based on Beta. After the first chapter I decided to find
another book on ASP.NET 2.0. If you go to Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735620245/ and read the review, you
will relize I'm not the only person saying this. Based on Microsoft's
Site (http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/6962.asp) this book was
published in August of 2004.

Jan 16 '06 #6

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Thanks for the info
Patrick

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I have the Dino Exposito book Introducing Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0, and I
recommend everyone to stay away from it. The company I work for
received 2 of these books from a Microsoft rep and I understand why
they are giving them away, it sucks. I do have experience with ASP.NET.
I have been working with ASP.NET since the release of Beta 2 of ASP.NET
1.0. I started reading this book today and have relized that the
content is based on Beta. After the first chapter I decided to find
another book on ASP.NET 2.0. If you go to Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735620245/ and read the review, you
will relize I'm not the only person saying this. Based on Microsoft's
Site (http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/6962.asp) this book was
published in August of 2004.

Jan 16 '06 #7

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