good book / tutorial for asp.net newbie but experienced programmer RRS feed

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  • User1328695216 posted

    hi all,

    i have a CS degree and have been working fulltime for 5+ years doing C# winforms for a living.  i have a fairly good deal of  experience with many aspects of .net (threading, multi-platform deployment, etc.) BUT, i have absolutely no experience with ASP.net (or much of any web app programming for that matter).  I have noticed recently that many jobs these days use ASP (or WPF browser apps) with C#.net rather than winforms so based on this i have decided to learn.  problem is, all books/tutorials i have come across seem like they teach from programming beginner perspective which has become rather annoying.  so, does anyone know of a good book / tutorial that assumes knowledge of C# and maybe teaches assuming knowledge of winforms already? or do any of the experts have any advice?

    thanks so much!!

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 5:09 PM

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  • User1408790675 posted

    hi, we came from the same background. I had been programming in windows for more than 6 years but forced to jump on web programming in one of my projects. Whats I learned from my experience was web is a whole different thing. If you havent done so, I guess what you need to do is learn html, css, and javascipt. once you have a good grasp of these technologies, then ajax, asp.net, would be a breeze.

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 6:28 PM
  • User-37275327 posted

    Better start with Stephen Walther's ASP.NET Unleashed 3.5 and its predecessors

    Tuesday, March 23, 2010 9:14 AM
  • User-319574463 posted

    I suggest starting with a CSS / HTML book like http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596101978/ 

    Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML

    A Learner's Companion to HTML, CSS, and XHTML

    Elisabeth RobsonEric T Freeman
    O'Reilly Media
    December 2005
    Tuesday, April 6, 2010 8:56 AM
  • User1447371928 posted

    I suggest Imar Spaanjar's beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# and VB. It will get you started with CSS and HTML (plust lots more).

    Really is a great base to start on  (you can ignore the chapter that introduces the programming languages) but the rest you do well with.

    I've also just finished reading HTTP the definite guide. It's great to know how the internet actually works - this is important if you want to develop MVC applications. Although with web forms you can get away with it.

    Thursday, May 6, 2010 3:09 PM