Customer Reviews of Active Server Pages 3.0: Your visual blueprint for developing interactive Web sites
great book to learn ASP for beginner
After reading other ASP hand-on books, I was overwhelmed and yet confused with different techniques and examples. I am glad that I discovered this book. It explains all the basics concisely and gives a global view of what ASP can do. Now I can fit all the pieces together which puzzled me earlier. This is definitely a good starter as well as a time-saving reference.
Excellent is an understatment
What I most enjoyed about the book is the strategy employed in teaching newbies the basics and fundamentals of asp. It is refreshing that such a book takes a visually inspiring approach to teach people who might find it hard to grasp the language in the first place. Even there service is excellent, i had a faulty cd that came with the book, i emailed customer service and in no time they sent me a new cd, and I live on the other side of the world.
Great book. Concise and to the point examples
I don't take the time to write a review very often but I have to give it to the Visual Blueprint Series. The book devotes an extensive chapter near the front of the book (I believe chapter 3) to cover the many aspects of programming, i.e. loops, variables, function calls, strings, and operators. It also covers scripts, HTML tags, ect. Then the remainder of the book is mostly 2 page examples of how to implement these into ASP pages. There is no fluff, it gets right to the point. Many other books touch on subjects and then move on leaving you with these "But what if..." questions. This book doesn't leave you wondering. I give it an A+
I can't begin to describe how we like the Maran family for their publishing acumen! So often one buys "How To" books only to be faced with some the worst writing around. This is especially true of computer programmers who should never publish a book without the guidance of a first rate literary communicator. The Maran team excels at written communication. They are simply the best!
For beginners/ right brainers this is THE book for ASP
I just returned a 2-book set (something like ASP and Visual Interdev in 24 hours. It was one of the ". . .in 24 hours" books. DON'T LET IT'S POPULARITY FOOL YOU. IT WAS THE WORST BOOK OF ITS KIND THAT I'VE BOUGHT IN YEARS.
Yes, maybe for the naturals who don't need screen shots to 'get it', this series won't work, but for the rest of us, IDG's Visuals are the only way to go.