Series: Web Technologies
Paperback: 672 pages
Publisher: Course Technology; 1 edition (July 27, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 1 x 7 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Pros:It describes everything very well and is simple to read. Definitely a good book to start out on if you have a small background in web design.Cons:This book has more errors in it than you can shake a stick at. Every chapter has coding errors of some sort in it. Lack of code in sections and lack of proper coding in others. I am lucky to understand what the problem was but on numerous occasions I would have to completely disregard what it was telling me to do, to get it to function/run properly. Definitely needs a thorough revision done.Maybe rev 2/3 would make it 4 and possibly 5 stars... however in its current condition a horrible book for a beginner to try. Will cause frustration.
I purchased this book a few months ago for a class and was extremely aggravated and disappointed.the book is all terminology and no glossary;which made it very difficult to do work in. The chapters are much longer then they should be (there are 568 pages for only 10 chapters)it took forever for me to finish.
This book has some instruction about ASP .NET Programming with C# & SQL Server but I feel that it is a very poorly written text book for students to use even with class instruction. There are many typos in the book and erroneous code. They need to have more diagrams of the websites that they want the students to build in the student exercises and projects. They need to give more examples of the code that they use in the book and better back ground information about their code.
I bought this book for my ASP.Net class and while the book is a decent read it isn't easy to follow. This book assumes that your GUI is VS 2008 so the directions are hard to follow for the examples. For the price I don't think its worth the frustration of wondering through the examples. If you can help it get a book for VS 2010.