[Mono-list] ASP.Net & Mono

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
Sun, 13 Feb 2005 11:47:10 -0500


> >2- Where can I learn ASP.Net without needing visual studio.net.  I don't
> >want to use a project-based environment to write the pages.  I want to learn
> >to write asp.net web apps from scratch. 
> >
> Having tried this, I'm tempted to say, you need a visual enviroment with 
> C# (and probably VS.NET), unlike PHP which is a clear and relatively 
> verbose language. the use of namespaces, and implied scoping for method 
> calls and properties, makes reading and editing it without an editor 
> painful, if not impossible. Add to this, the rather large class library 
> and available methods to those classes, you will spend alot of time 
> hunting for documentation (some of which is still very sparse,even on 
> MS's site).

I did not find this as difficult when I started writing ASP.NET pages,
in fact, I found the framework being in place very refreshing.

Am on the other side of the spectrum, I found PHP difficult because you
pretty much start from scratch.

> > Is there a good book that doesn't
> >require visual studio's wizards and other tools? 
> >Are there some links you find useful?
> >  
> >
> The best resource I found was monodoc, (alot of the time it's clearer 
> and easier to use than microsofts docs), other than that mostly google :)

There are a couple of good ASP.NET books;  I like "Essential ASP.NET"
because it explains the model and the general engine behind ASP.NET,
once you figure that out, everything falls in place.

The MSDN documentation on ASP.NET is fairly good, try this: