Doing The Walkthrough With ASP

    May 5, 2006
    WebProNews Staff

Online options exist for learning how to work with ASP.Net and Microsoft’s Visual Studio, with free and fee choices available.

Developers can pay to play, or play for free depending on how they may wish to hone their programming skills. In considering ASP.Net, the coder can find some good resources online, particularly Microsoft’s now-free Visual Studio Express editions.

The 15 Seconds website has been following ASP development for several years. This Jupitermedia web presence has a couple of recently added articles that introduce a four-part look at working hands-on with Visual Studio.

Part one of David Catherman’s tutorial walks through the introduction to a useful project – collecting online resource links to .Net, Visual Studio, and SQL Server information.

Those links will be collected into a database created with the tutorial, and provide a means for others to add links to that collection. In part one, Catherman shows how to design that SQL Server database.

For part two, Catherman focuses on using the Windows Form environment to create the Windows user interface.

Parts three and four should become available in the next two weeks, and will demonstrate how to build the Web interface to the project, and then created the necessary Web services to provide communication between the layers of the application.

For those who want to invest in an online option, Microsoft Learning offers several courses available as one-year subscriptions.

Gaining access to Developing Microsoft ASP.NET Web Applications Using Visual Studio .NET cost $349 for that single year subscription. It is a self-paced course that Microsoft estimates a developer should be able to complete in about 17 hours.

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David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.