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    .NET books for Java developers

    Hello,

    I've been devloping in Java for a long time, and devloping for the web even longer. So I want to learn .NET now. I've already done some small applications with C# although nothing really for the web. I'm looking for a book (or maybe 2) on .NET, more focused on the web aspect of .NET. I'd appreciate any recommendations on books. I already know C# is very similar to Java so I don't need anything that's super detailed on C#. Also I'm typically interested in technical details. While practical examples are nice I still like to know how things work. So I'm looking for a book that covers both.

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    Matt

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    Have you taken a look at SitePoint's book about this?

    Build Your Own ASP.NET 3.5 Web Site Using C# & VB, 3rd Edition

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    I've considered that one, it looks pretty good although I'm worried it might be too basic. I could be wrong on that but like I said I'm interested in technical details.

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    Technical details are the things you look up in API/library documentation and not books, aren't they?

    Especially when we're talking about Microsoft, which likes to replace a library every day.

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    Well, i would highly recommend that book. it starts at the basics yes, but you need to know that as yes, the syntax is similar, but you will need to learn the basics of asp.net and its pipeline to get an understanding on how its all put together. Make that ur 1st book and move on from there.

    Thats just my 2c on the subject

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post
    Technical details are the things you look up in API/library documentation and not books, aren't they?

    Especially when we're talking about Microsoft, which likes to replace a library every day.
    Agreed, although I wasn't quite referring to APIs when I meant technical details, more about the inner workings of things. But I think I might take a look at this book anyway.

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    This should help:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/rampup/bb421266.aspx

    And try not to be distracted by the ramblings of infantile Microsoft knockers ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishChieftain View Post
    And try not to be distracted by the ramblings of infantile Microsoft knockers ;-)
    I hope you're not referring to anyone in this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post
    I hope you're not referring to anyone in this thread?
    It's a forum isn't it? If you're going to come out with fatuous statements like that, then back them up. If Microsoft is too progressive in its development of libraries for you, then what pray tell are you doing giving advice in a .NET forum on one hand, and knocking it to a newbie on the other?

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    I would recommend C# in Depth (http://www.amazon.com/C-Depth-What-n...3847395&sr=1-2) and the C# via CLR (http://www.amazon.com/CLR-via-Second.../dp/0735621632) for good books on C# but Dan is right, MSDN is your friend. To make your life easier, you might want to checkout MSDN lowband, alot nicer to use: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/libr...t(loband).aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhtmlgod View Post
    I would recommend C# in Depth (http://www.amazon.com/C-Depth-What-n...3847395&sr=1-2) and the C# via CLR (http://www.amazon.com/CLR-via-Second.../dp/0735621632) for good books on C# but Dan is right, MSDN is your friend. To make your life easier, you might want to checkout MSDN lowband, alot nicer to use: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/default(loband).aspx
    The second book sounds more like what I was looking for. I think I may grab both of these since my company is paying for it. They're also a lot cheaper than I expected so it shouldn't be an issue for them.


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