|Dot net resources|
One of my friends is adept in Visual Basic 6.0 and C# and is interested in web development. So I think it would be better if she goes for Dot Net, rather than PHP. What do you think?
Will the knowledge of Visual Basic 6.0 help in learning Dot Net?
Secondly I have got a lot of PHP resources in this forum. Could you please suggest some good Dot net resources, for example, forums, books, e-books, online tutorials etc. ?
I prefer PHP, but ASP.NET is nice too. The main reason I don't use .NET is because my web servers are running Linux with WHM/cPanel. There is an Apache module for ASP.NET to run on linux (mod-mono), but it has limited support/functionality for ASP.NET and no support at all for regular ASP. So, in other words, If you don't mind using Windows Server based web hosting, ASP.NET would be the way to go, especially if he already knows VB 6.0. From my understanding, VB and ASP.NET aren't too extremely different so he shouldn't have much of a problem learning ASP.NET.
As far as ASP.NET related books, sites, etc... I can provide you with this link. It's a good place to find all kinds of scripts/scripting tutorials/books, and you can find sample scripts to work with and learn. Here's the link to their ASP.NET section:
If I come across any good ASP stuff while doing some research on the web today, I'll post it here for you :)
|From my understanding, VB and ASP.NET aren't too extremely different so he shouldn't have much of a problem learning ASP.NET. |
These aren't even comparable.
Visual Basic is a programming language. ASP.NET is a set of assemblies in the .net framework.
You can use any .net language to write code for an ASP.net application including J#, C#, VB.net, as they all compile to the CLR (common lanugage runtime).
There are a few similarities between VB6 and VB.net for .net 1.1 and really no similarities between them for .net 2.0 & 3.x.
You want to learn about ASP.NET by example?
Go to www.asp.net