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Please recommend an ASP book for a beginner
a book which I can also grow in to

 3:32 pm on Aug 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

I haven't been doing ASP for long but I am getting the grasp of the basics and feel that I need a book to give me a good foundation before I go any further. Could anyone recommend a title? By the way I've already got "Dreamweaver Ultradev 4 the complete reference" if that helps?




 8:49 am on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi Googly,

There is not really that much to learn that is specifically ASP.

For a good reference of the different objects - response, request, filesytem, servervariables etc. have a look at O'reillys ASP in a Nutshell. Its the only ASP book I ever bought, its concise and very useful.

If you use vbScript to write ASP (as most do) , all the documentation is online VBScript Language Reference [msdn.microsoft.com] , you can also download the help files [microsoft.com] - highly reccomended ( Thanks smokin:) ).

Other than that, you are probably scripting specific components e.g Jmail, CDONTS, ADO, ASPUpload etc. - The best way to learn the methods and properties is to use the vendors documentation and examples for each.



 8:57 am on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

hi Googly, IMO I wouldn't bother with a book, everything you need to know about ASP can be easily found online. The following site is a good resource:

[w3schools.com ]


 9:15 am on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

>everything you need to know about ASP can be easily found online

Smokin, Some of us actually get away from the computer - sometimes ;)

Couple more fine asp links:



 9:24 am on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

aspdaddy...you're just in denial, you know you are a geek just like the rest of us ;)


 9:37 am on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

aspdaddy...you're just in denial

i've heard aspdaddy's more of a supergeek than just plain old geek!


 1:10 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

I second the above: w3schools has been invaluable to me through the years.


 2:11 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

One book that I have found very handy, especially now when I have to look up something really fast i.e.(faster than Google ;) I have ASP 3.0 by Wrox book. It is a really concise guide to ASP.


P.S. The help file that aspdaddy recommended is great also!


 11:01 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

like macrost said beginning Active server page 3.0 is great but as for the links I also recommend aspin.com



 2:07 pm on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

I also recommend O'Reilly's VBScript in a Nutshell and ASP in a Nutshell as good reference books.


 1:34 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

ok folks, thanks very much for your thoughts, much appreciated. So.......I'm gonna do.........all of them!


and so here the journey begins.


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