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I often see questions at forums(http://forums.asp.net) asking stuffs like:

  • Where to begin?
  • Where Do I start?
  • How to Get Started?


So I decided to write this "boring" post to express my opinion and hopefully this can help beginners find their way to get started with ASP.NET.



Based on my experience learning ASP.NET is just like learning how to play a guitar.. (oh really? why could I say that? ).(1) First you must have this what we call "interest" because if you don't, you'll just waste your time for practicing stuffs that you don't like it at all. (2) choose what type of guitar that you would like to use, either electric(VB) or the acoustic(C#) one? just pick the one that you would be interested in. Anyway's once you've manage to learn one of them then its easy for you to learn the other one..(3) After you've picked the type of guitar that you would like to use then you can start learning the basic chords and how the guitar act or interpret your chords when you strum the strings (which means you should learn the basic concepts of OOPs and how ASP.NET works). You would also need to know about data types, variables, flow control, syntax and how to write methods and classes.  From there, you can muddle through and learn what you need to learn as you go.(4)Start thinking a song that you would like to play using those basic chords (Based on my experience, the easiest way to learn ASP.NET is to develop a sample application in your own, think of an application that you would like to develop and apply the things that you have learned. You can grab a book and refer to online tutorials that would help you building your application and I'm sure you will learn a lot of things as you go along... You can also download a starter web site kit and try to figure out how it works by looking at the code, and referring to your resources.)(5)Continue playing and learn advance chords, clippings,plucking, power chords, broken chords etcetera.. and learn the proper way on how to execute those chords..  (After you've learned the basics then continue learning other things like CSS, Client-side technologies, new features, best practices, design patterns, data architecture, etcetera,
etcetera, etcetera and etcetera ...We are all still learning and always will be. Change is constant in the technology industry, especially what we work with progresses rapidly and we have to keep up.(6)The more you practice the more you learn something and the longer you play with the guitar you might be able to compose your own song that might make people happy or inspired..:) (Which means that the more you gain experience you might be able to develop your own tool or framework which can be very useful to anyone..)
 

Here are some useful resources that can you refer to help you get started with ASP.NET:

Get Started:  http://www.asp.net/get-started/
Learn:          http://www.asp.net/learn/
Videos:         http://www.asp.net/learn/videos/

Quick Starts: http://quickstarts.asp.net/QuickStartv20/aspnet/Default.aspx
PluralSight:   http://www.pluralsight.com/main/
LearnVisualStudio:  http://www.learnvisualstudio.net/

Few Tips:

If you are having problems during your development then you can start finding a solution at Google first. If you can't find anything useful from Google then you can post your problem at forums like (http://forums.asp.net/, or http://codeasp.net/forums/). Here are some links you can refer to get started with searching something and finding your way in forums:

How to Use Google and Other Tips for Finding Programming Help

How to ASK Questions the Smart way

Finding your way in the ASP.NET Forums - Tips and Guidelines

How to get your forum question answered - avoid thread-jacking

I hope someone find this useful!

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 5:29 PM ASP.NET , General | Back to top


Comments on this post: Learning ASP.NET: Where to Begin?

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Nice article... It will definitely help beginners on finding their answers in the most appropriate way. Thumbs up!
Left by hajan on Mar 06, 2010 7:27 AM

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it's very nice helpful for us as a beginner:)
Left by Mohit on Jul 07, 2010 1:56 AM

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thnxs for giving advise me....
i think its really very helpful to me..learn .Net
Left by vaibhav on Jul 31, 2010 9:30 PM

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hi sir,
Thanks for helping people like me(noob)...
Explanation is fantastic...
Is there any ebook from u?(p.s. freely)
Left by samuel431 on Aug 09, 2010 2:16 AM

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Glad you liked this post. =}
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Left by sophearun on Jun 11, 2011 9:11 AM

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Thanks for the details. Cheers!
Left by Ahmed Ali on Jan 10, 2012 6:55 PM

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Will try this way..
Left by Tej Partap Singh Kahlon on Apr 27, 2012 1:41 AM

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Want to learn asp
Left by chetana Pawar on Jun 27, 2012 1:11 PM

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am learing ASP.net
Left by As.Saravanan on Jun 27, 2012 7:52 PM

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Good Job u did
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its good
Left by Anju on Jul 31, 2012 10:04 PM

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THANK YOU :)
Left by zeinab on Aug 26, 2012 6:09 PM

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Thanks a lot !!
really very nice to know the points .
Left by Santosh on Sep 22, 2012 10:45 PM

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want to learn asp.net step by step
Left by Pankaj kumar on Oct 06, 2012 2:03 PM

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i really need this. Thank you and i also need to learn more. I am just starting today. Hope there will be future in this
Left by Bernard on Jan 02, 2013 8:51 AM

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Thanks,

Perfectly explained with example of guitar.
Left by Milind K on Feb 08, 2013 5:17 PM

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