These two titles represent the spectrum in ASP.NET guides. Both will be useful in conjunction with guides on related languages such as Visual Basic .NET (see Computer Media, LJ 4/1/02) and C#. A Beginner's Guide lives up to its name; the first two chapters explain how to set up .NET and how ASP.NET fits into the entire framework before teaching general programming basics. That information sets the stage for the discussion of topics such as using Visual Basic .NET to program for ASP.NET, web services, and ADO.NET. Mastery checks at the end of each chapter make this a useful self-study resource for all public libraries. Intended for those with previous experience in ASP or Visual Basic, The Complete Reference spends little time on programming basics but is much more thorough than A Beginner's Guide. It will serve as a helpful reference for advanced developers. Appropriate for large public libraries and college libraries supporting programming curricula.
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