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#1 of 13 Jeff_Standley

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Posted March 31 2009 - 04:36 AM

I just accepted a web developer/programmer job and one of the qualifications is .NET which I know nothing about. I have a Computer Science/Multimedia degree and took Python and Java for programming languages in school but I suck at programming and I need to learn .NET so that I am of value to this position.
I'm just looking for the best ways to learn, video tutorials, books, sites etc. Anything will help. I started to look at w3schools.com which I use for CSS and other web stuff, but what else is great for learning?

So what is the best way for me to dive head first and learn this stuff fast. Well not fast, but I do need to learn it for my job and the faster I learn it the better I am to do my new job.
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Posted March 31 2009 - 05:23 AM

You can also check out Microsoft's ASP.NET site...it's got a lot of tutorials, videos, and podcasts that should help.

Learn : The Official Microsoft ASP.NET Site

There are plenty of books around too, but I'd check out that site first and see how much that helps you.

If you haven't already, you can download Visual Web Developer and get started with playing around with .NET.
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Posted March 31 2009 - 06:33 AM

I downloaded the express version the other day, thanks for the info too.
I'm trying to get any information and get a jump on this position.
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Posted April 03 2009 - 09:22 AM

A good friend of mine that I've known for 20 years has a free website just for this sorta thing. He's a damn good programmer and isn't trying to sell you anything. He just loves to teach people how to program.

CSharp University - practical C# and ASP.NET online learning portal Welcome to CSharp University

good luck!
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Posted April 04 2009 - 11:41 AM

That's for foreboding. Rocket. I love youtube.

#6 of 13 Jeff_Standley

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Posted April 07 2009 - 03:53 AM

Thanks again
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Posted April 07 2009 - 05:17 AM

Actually, I find this post a little encouraging.

Let's see... you got a job programming which you admittedly say you suck at... The position requires you to know .NET which again, you admittedly say you know nothing about.

I guess the job market for .NET developers is still pretty good out there if someone with little qualification can successfully land one. Encouraging for those who are good at programming and know .NET.

BTW, you'll find a lot of similarities between C# and Java.

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Posted April 07 2009 - 08:05 AM

Either that or the resume gave an impression that wasn't quite right Posted Image But hey, people have been there Posted Image Or, they are counting on your other skills meaning they just assume .NET is a given.

If I were you, invest a bit in TechNet and you can get a lot of great on point resources.

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Posted April 07 2009 - 08:17 AM

If you can, I'd recommend taking a good, hands-on, week-long training course -- not just any old training class. Don't skimp by going the practically-free route on this, especially since you already admitted that you're not a good programmer. If you're actually really good, that would be one thing (and you might be able to get up-to-speed on your own), but since you're not...

If interested, Developmentor is quite good -- and is what our dev group started out w/ a couple years back:

http://www.develop.com/

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Posted April 08 2009 - 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Man-Fai Wong
If you can, I'd recommend taking a good, hands-on, week-long training course -- not just any old training class. Don't skimp by going the practically-free route on this, especially since you already admitted that you're not a good programmer. If you're actually really good, that would be one thing (and you might be able to get up-to-speed on your own), but since you're not...

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I would absolutely take a class if I can find a good one. I will actually have some people teaching me there, so I'm not fully on my own when I start.


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Either that or the resume gave an impression that wasn't quite right Posted Image But hey, people have been there Posted Image Or, they are counting on your other skills meaning they just assume .NET is a given.

Hahaha, no they knew I knew nothing about .NET when I interviewed. They brought me on with other skills in mind and with the hope that I would be able to pick up .NET some what quick. Posted Image
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Posted April 08 2009 - 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Gary Seven
Actually, I find this post a little encouraging.

Let's see... you got a job programming which you admittedly say you suck at... The position requires you to know .NET which again, you admittedly say you know nothing about.

I guess the job market for .NET developers is still pretty good out there if someone with little qualification can successfully land one.
Encouraging for those who are good at programming and know .NET.
Well said. Posted Image

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#12 of 13 Jeff_Standley

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Posted April 09 2009 - 02:36 AM

I think I stumbled across it while looking through CareerBuilder.com, either that or while I was searching for any large company in the Tri -Cities area I found their site. But it was internet, no networking at all. I wish I knew people who could have helped me find a job a little quicker over the last 9 months. Posted Image
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Posted April 09 2009 - 03:53 AM

Hey, you and me both!

But good luck in that position. I'm about ready to leave radio behind and get a job in TV or an IT job. I have a IT type degree.
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