A lot of people might not know of Microsoft Press but among software developers, Microsoft Press is not an unfamiliar name. For the benefits of those who don’t know, Microsoft Press is the publishing arm of Microsoft which releases books primarily dealing with Microsoft technologies.
So what book I got from Microsoft Press?
(Picture above) “Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition.”
Unlike most of the software guidebooks you found in the market, this book is rather “readable”. As an amateur, I like the short and sweet step-by-step description as what really concern to me are the examples and tutorial practices. This is one of the key attributes that I look at when comes to buying of such guidebook.
Through an end-to-end example, it helps me to understand some of the essential skills to build a working Web site, plus the fundamental skills needed to advance to the next level of Web development—ASP.NET.
The author – Eric Griffin is a senior Technical Strategy Advisor at Microsoft. He has led and mentored developers creating a variety of commercial applications. He is also the author of “Foundations of Popfly: Rapid Mashup Development.”
This book comes with a CD that contains searchable ebook and exercises.
For Singapore amateur and professional developers, if you have some books which you want to buy, you can visit mspress.sg. If you are a member with Microsoft community, you can enjoy a 30% discount with Partner Code. For terms and condition, please visit the official website at mspress.sg.
That’s not all. You may also stand a chance to win 3 Xbox 360 and 15 Microsoft Office 2007 if you purchase book from Microsoft Press
Thanks to blog2u for making this review possible.