Diving into ASP.NET

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So here I am on my winter vacation (also my Thanksgiving vacation) and I found one of my ASP.NET 4 books at my parents’ house in my room. I don’t remember getting this book – it’s very well possible my mom purchased it for me because it is from Borders (you know, the late bookstore). It’s over 1750 pages, but you know what, I figured I’d start working on picking up ASP.NET. At my company, we’re a Microsoft shop like most companies but I have more experience with PHP and MySQL than ASP.NET and MSSQL – so why not learn it (or rather begin to) over my winter vacation? After all, our in-house developer is backed up on work and there is stuff that needs to get done for the department. You know what they say, if you need something done, you have to do it yourself. While I do embrace the “DIY” craze, I don’t embrace ASP.NET. After working with it closely for a year (well, Windows web servers in general), I don’t get the concept of putting C# on the internet… rather, a compiled language, but I digress.

So far, this is my first project:

As you can tell, yes I’m using Windows XP – I don’t have a computer capable of running Windows 7 at my parents, and yes I am using Visual Web Developer 2008 Express. Don’t worry, my work laptop runs Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010 Express. I just don’t like mixing work and home, especially while on vacation. So while I do have my work computer handy, I am not touching it unless I absolutely have to (aka big work emergency). Anyways, this will wrap things up for now.

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