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dhtmlhelp
06-25-2002, 07:32 PM
Hi,

what is the best complete book to learn ASP from scratch?

As far as I understand ASP.NET is replacing ASP. Is it better for me to learn only ASP.NET, and if yes what is the best book to learn it?

Also do you prefer SQLServer or AccessDB?

And would you know which is the best book to learn SQLServer or AccessDB from scratch?

thank you,

DHTMLHELP

Kim
06-25-2002, 08:47 PM
Yes, I believe it would be fruitless to spend a lot of time studying ASP. Devote your hard study time to ASP.Net and then backup and learn straight ASP if needed for legacy work. The two are not really at all related and it would have been better to give ASP.Net a different name.

If you have been coding JavaScript for a while you will be comfortable with C# as your language of choice. As for study material the Framework SDK is excellent and then get yourself a book on C# Visit www.asp.net for some details.

Best of luck to you,
Kim

allida77
06-25-2002, 11:31 PM
ASP Book:
Beginning Active Server Pages 3.0 by Wrox Publishing

ASP vs ASP.Net:
I would learn asp first, it is alot more popular than .net. Get a job programming asp and then get them to pay for you to learn and migrate everything to .net. :D

DB:
Dbs- SQL is not cheap. Access will usually work with most sites depending on traffic. MySql is better than both IMO (free & fast).

DB Book:
I always have used the internet for SQL help

dhtmlhelp
06-26-2002, 01:49 AM
Hi,

can I use MySQL with ASP ???

DHTMLHELP

oracleguy
06-26-2002, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by dhtmlhelp
Hi,

can I use MySQL with ASP ???

DHTMLHELP

Yeah you can. It's pretty simple to connect up with your MySQL dbase.

ecnarongi
06-26-2002, 06:56 PM
"Mastering ASP" is one hell of a book. And I agree that you should learn ASP before .net.

to learn ASP, if you already know a programming language, will take just a few days.

dhtmlhelp
06-27-2002, 12:59 AM
Hi,

I don't know any programming language. What is a good one to learn before ASP? Is there a language considered the bible of programming for Internet applications (C++, Visual Basic)?

DHTMLHELP

ecnarongi
06-27-2002, 05:16 PM
well VB is by far the easy language to learn, unless you consider python or perl or some other scripting language, plus you get to make things from the start. VB let's you see your results very early in the learning stage and ASP is tightly mixed with VB. you can use any language you want with ASP (js, java, c++, etc.) but most likely you will use VB.

and "mastering ASP" is a must, unless you want to search the web for tuts :thumbsup:

whammy
06-28-2002, 08:22 PM
I learned from "Beginning HTML 3.0" by Wrox.com myself. Admittedly I still have a lot to master; (and I've learned a lot more just from working with it every day) - but that book will take you through writing an application.

:)