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I found this book in the library and I'm trying to learn ASP.NET. It's probably an OK manual but OMG, the writing. It's verbose, patronising and timewasting
Check out this jewel from the intro to chapter four:
"The concept of membership appeals to human beings on a low level, and stems from the sense of wanting to belong to a group. We want to feel part of the team, and for others to know who we are, so it was only a matter of time before hte Web jumped on the bandwagon and adopted this concept as a way of life."
all that on a chapter on security. Do you really NEED to wade through this longwinded twaddle?
Or this one:
"It's a fact that you will get errors when creating applications, and that's okay. We all make mistakes, so this is nothing to be ashamed of or worried about"
Seriously, this book could have done with a bit of editing. They could have added more highlights, perhaps a quick recipe section with "how to's" and more code samples. Other than that, it's probably a decent enough manual. I need to get a CRM application started by the end of the weekend and having to sort of out the useful bits from the general chattiness is giving me the pip.