Top ASP.NET Books for Dummies

Nobody is born a web developer but they can easily become one, these days. Nowadays creating a website is not what it used to be because it’s not done the same way. Most of times reading a single C# tutorial is not enough, especially not an online one. This is due to the technology innovations and thus the knowledge also expands. In order to understand the process of web development based on the modern technologies one must read many C# books and as many ASP.NET Books as possible.

These books are useful to those wanting to become freelance web developers with no prior knowledge as well as to those who work in the field for quite some time. Reading updated web development books is usually the only way to be informed of the newest changes, tricks and tools of the trade without spending a lot of money.

The ASP.NET books contain even newer information than the .NET books. Usually a newbie websites designer will read both types of books in order to improve their skills at a high speed. Usually the .NET books contain basic information that can help solve big problems encountered in the design of a website. When it comes to good web design development both the basics and the discoveries are important, especially a cutting edge result is desired.

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB Book – More info

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB Book
Nothing beats a paperback book, especially when you’re a beginner in ASP.NET 4.5 and that’s when you need this book as well. Being written in a step by step manner, it has many helpful examples so that anyone can understand what they’re dealing with after opening it up.

Pro ASP.NET MVC 4 Book – More info

Pro ASP.NET Books
This is the 4th edition of the book and what’s notable about it, is that the MVC architectural concepts are both discussed separately and put into action for a better understanding. You’ll be certain to achieve basic knowledge of these concepts but to make up for it, the entire ASP.NET MVC framework is being explored for everyone playing with it.

ASP.NET MVC 4 and the Web API Book – More info

ASP.NET MVC 4 and the Web API Book
With the help of this book you’ll be able to build a whole REST Service and only some experience is needed to successfully achieve a good result. The book has only 100 pages, thus you’ll feel you learnt something big a short period of time and with little effort, so what more could you wish for?

Professional ASP.NET MVC 4 Book – More info

Professional ASP.NET MVC 4 Book
Do you want to become a web developer on your own? Then you’ll need the help of this paperback book written by experienced .NET and ASP.NET developers. Various aspects like Ajax, jQuery or NuGet are included and explained to help you create a better website. Given the title, you must have prior knowledge of the .NET platform use.

ASP.NET 4 Unleashed Book – More info

ASP.NET 4 Unleashed Book
This is a book printed in 2010 so some of the information is a bit dated, but you can own it with a 39% off discount. You’ll want this book because it’s written by the manager of the ASP.NET 4 program who must know it inside and out. If anything else fails, you’ll still be able to built a whole website based on ASP.NET 4 after you read this hardcover book.

Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET 4 in 24 Hours – More info

Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET 4 in 24 Hours ASP.NET Books
Depending on your speed of storing information, you might actually learn ASP.NET 4 in 24 hours if you could read so fast and did nothing else. This paperback book is for those who barely start learning about this subject. This first edition also includes a DVD containing Visual Web Developer 2010 Express.

Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform – More info

Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform
This is actually the 5th edition of the book and you can choose to buy it or rent it in printed form. The first edition dates back to 2001 when .NET was released and it does without saying that all the changes the platform got, have been noted in the book as well.

Pro ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework – More info

Pro ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework
This book can be either bought as new or rented. You can be sure this book has been successful as this is its 3rd edition and its authors are very familiar with the ASP.NET MVC concepts as they watched and worked with it since its appearance. You need basic knowledge of ASP.NET and C# to be able to use ASP.NET MVC as descried in this book.

Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework – More info

Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework
This is the 6th edition and it contains the recent changes in the C# language. Most notably it contains new chapters covering the .NET 4.5 for Windows 8 and more. This book may not be useful to those who just start learning programming, but to those who are at an intermediate level at the very least. Make sure to take advantage of the 445 off sale!

.NET 4.0 Generics Beginner’s Guide – More info

.NET 4.0 Generics Beginner's Guide
The title of this book says it all; you must be a beginner to make use of this printed book. However even some experienced C++ and Java programmers might find this book useful. The author promised to have easy solutions for various complicated problems encountered when developing an application.

ASP.NET MVC 4 Recipes Book – More info

ASP.NET MVC 4 Recipes Book
A printed book selling with a 30% off discount. This is a guide to creating various applications. It also has solutions to some of the most common problems encountered when developing a website, but not only. You obviously need to already have some knowledge about how to create a website or an application, in order to find this book useful.

Murach’s ASP.NET 4 Web Programming with C# 2010 – More info

Murach s ASP.NET 4 Web Programming with C# 2010
In this printed book you will find both actual training and references for a better understanding of the ASP.NET tool as well as when it’s better to use it and when not. There are several applications presented in this book to show you how various elements interact.

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 Book – More info

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 Book
This printed book will teach you how to put to good use the ASP.NET technology. By now everyone knows how to use it, but new tricks are being discovered all the time. With the help of this book some of the less known tricks will be revealed so that you can build a productive and reliable website.

3-Tier Architecture in ASP.NET with C# Tutorial – More info

3-Tier Architecture in ASP.NET with C# Tutorial
This is an eBook for your Kindle and has about 60 pages. The layered architecture of the ASP.NET will have no more secrets when you’re done reading this e-book. You’ll be able to build nice application for both the desktop or for other websites once you master the 3-tier architecture.

Programming ASP.NET MVC 4 Book – More info

Programming ASP.NET MVC 4 Book
This paperback book is on a 43% off sale. You need this book if you want to learn how to create web applications for mobiles. If you want to use AJAX techniques in your applications, you will learn how to incorporate them quite fast. To better understand the process the authors create an auction website called eBuy.

Head First C#, 2E Book – More info

Head First C#, 2E Book
This book is at its second edition and is available in both paperback and Kindle formats. You’ll be learning C# 4.0, .NET4 and Visual Studio 2010 programming as well as a few tricks that will improve your website or software. If you want your code to catch the exceptions, you will learn how to do this as well.

Pro ASP.NET MVC Framework Book – More info

Pro ASP.NET MVC Framework Book
The author of this book has been observing the ASP.NET MVC framework forming and developing, thus makes him a type of guru in the field. He explains many aspects of this framework so you’ll improve your coding skills. This paperback book is on a 33% off sale so take advantage of the offer while you still can.

Written by Liam Dang