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Below you will find a group of links to some of the best VB.NET, ASP.NET, and C# books in their respective categories. All of the books listed have been carefully chosen on the basis of their quality, popularity, and rating by the Visual Basic community.

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Murach's ASP.NET 4.6 Web Programming with C# 2015

Publisher: Murach

Review

Murach's ASP.NET 4.6 with C# 2015 assumes no previous ASP.NET experience. However, by the time you are done with the book you will have all the skills you need for developing professional level e-commerce web applications.

After the first section you will already have the skills to develop multi-form web applications that retrieve data from a database. You'll also learn how to use Visual Studio's debugging tools to test and debug your applications.

Databases are crucial to web programming and this book with its seven chapters dedicated to database programming does not disappoint. You'll learn how to use SQL data sources and ASP.NET data controls to develop your applications easily with little to no code. Finally, you will learn how to use object data sources and model binding with Entity Framework to create 3-layer applications to separate the presentation code with the data access code.

The best way to master any programming language is through real world applications. This book provides several complete real world applications that include web forms, aspx code, and C# code.

Finally, as with all Murach books, the content is presented in the uniques paired-page format. This format explains the topic on the left page and the code and screen shots are on the right page, which makes the book ideal for both training and reference.

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Murach's ASP.NET 4.5 Web Programming with VB 2012

Publisher: Murach

Review

Murach's ASP.NET 4.5 with VB 2012 is for both beginner and experienced programmers who wish to develop web applications using ASP.NET 4.5.

The first section shows you the basics of how to use Visual Studio and ASP.NET to design and code one or multipage applications and get data from a database. You'll also learn how to test and debug your applications. You'll also learn the essential HTML and CSS skills needed to work with ASP.NET.

The second section teaches server and validation controls, and state management. You'll also learn how to develop professional looking applications using master pages, site management, site navigation, and themes.

In Section three you'll learn to use the database features of ASP.NET. You'll learn to use data sources, bound controls, including the Listview and DataPager controls. Included are the object data sources and the LINQ data sources which take advantage of the Language Integrated Query (LINQ) features of Visual Basic for accessing data from many different sources.

Section four teaches how to secure your data transmissions, authenticate and authorize users, use profiles for personalization, send e-mails from your applications, and how to use the AJAX features of ASP.NET. You'll learn how to configure and deploy your ASP.NET applications, and create and use WCF services. Finally, you will learn how to build ASP.NET applications using the new MVC pattern.

What's great about this book is that all of the features are presented in the context of complete real world applications. You'll also appreciate Murach's standard pair paged format with detailed explanations on the left and code syntax on the right.

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Murach's HTML5 and CSS3

Publisher: Murach

Review

This book is for all web developers who want to learn how to use HTML5 and CSS3 on a modern and professional level. You will learn HTML5 and how HTML5 and CSS3 work together to create formatting and page layout.

The code is presented in complete web pages that range from the simple to the complex. Studying complete examples is the best way to master any programming language.

When you're finished reading the book, the unique paired pages format will allow you to use the book as an excellent on the job reference.

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Murach's Javascript and DOM Scripting

Publisher: Murach

Review

This book will allow you to quickly develop your Javascript and DOM skills to an expert level. It is for anyone who needs to do client side programming using Javascript, which includes ASP, JSP, or PHP programmers.

To show how all the pieces of Javascript work together, the book offers 20 complete applications ranging from the simple to more complex that include XHTML , CSS, and Javascript code. There is no better way to master any programming language than to study the code.

Whether you are new to Javascipt programming or a more experienced programmer who needs a valuable reference, Murach's Javascript and DOM Scripting will be a valuable asset to your programming library.

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