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Where to find ASP .NET Training Videos
ASP .NET Video Training
In search of training:
As a Dot NET developer, I have on occasion pondered the question I think many of us Dot Net techy nerds ask. Where can I find really good and useful high quality video tutorials and training lectures that will demonstrate programming techniques for Dot NET development?
Not just any old rehash of someone else’s course, but the really good stuff; The kind of training that will take me from the infamous “Hello World” one line application, to highly complex data driven graphically intensive animated applications that will run on any platform.
You get what you pay for:
Now obviously there are probably hundreds (if not thousands) of web sites out there that will offer you video training on the topic of Dot NET development. However, as with everything in life, I always say “you get what you pay for.” What I mean by that is simple. If you pay nothing, you will get nothing more than some regurgitated version of somebody else’s spewed up version of some video he saw on YouTube or somewhere else. On the other hand, if you are willing to pay for quality service you are more likely to get high quality unique video training that will deliver just what you need – no more, no less.
From the horse’s mouth:
That being said, I think the best way to pursue the matter is with the adage “get it from the horse’s mouth.” Seeing as how the Dot NET platform is a product of Microsoft, it stands to reason that Microsoft would be a good place to look first. Wouldn’t you know it; they do in fact have a plethora of resources (including training videos) on this topic at their ASP.NET developer’s web site. This, by the way is a free resource.
The best of the best:
Of course, we all know that Microsoft does tend to overkill on the excessive side of content while skipping over the stuff you really need to know. For that reason, I would like to recommend the next best thing. Actually, this is even better than the previously mentioned resource. In fact, Microsoft likes this guy so much that they regularly contract his company to provide clear, direct, decisive, and accurate training for most of their Dot NET products. I’m speaking of Bob Tabor’s LearnVisualStudio.NET. Now there is a reasonable fee for the courses beyond the initial free videos he offers, but like I said before, you get what you pay for.