Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Debugging ASP.NET by Jonathan Goodyear, Brian Peek and Brad Fox

This book is written by a guy that made a small company dedicated to programming with free tools. Thus, it tries to show how to debug ASP.Net assuming that you come from an ASP background and that you don't have Visual Studio .Net. So I don't think I have to tell you how much useless information there is in there. It even covers programmatic code tracing.

That doesn't mean it is a bad book, just useless for me. If you expect some wonderful debugging frameworks or code structure that would allow you to easily debug your applications, then this book is not for you. Not to mention that at the time it was written, Visual Studio 2005 was not out yet.

Bottom line: just a hands on approach and some Google when you meet problems will solve any problems that are solved by this book.