If you’re looking to learn ASP.NET from the ground up – whether you have programming experience or not – you really cannot go wrong with this book from Imar Spaanjaars.
As well as a sense of the personal touch you get when reading it, all the examples, points being conveyed and guidance notes are perfectly intelligible. The language is pretty standard, but time is taken to explain colloquial ASP.NET/web development terms.
This book guides you through the steps in creating a web site about past music events, where you add reviews and photos. Along the way you learn everything from styling your pages with CSS, to using the ASP.NET controls that display your content dynamically. Also in this book, Imar will teach you how to use databases in your web site, he will teach you technologies that interface databases in a programmatic environment – good old Imar will even teach you how to enable membership on your website and how to restrict access to those pesky kids.
After reading the book, you will definitely be ready to think about making your own websites. Not without referring back to the back – but that’s another selling point. You can dip in and out of this book and pick up the info you need pretty rapidly.
Do I sound like a salesman? Sorry if I do, but I this is up there with my top recommendations and most satisfactory educational book purchases.
To summarise: if you want to learn ASP.NET, this is the dream!