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February 02, 2012  |  WebMatrix and ASP.NET Web Pages books  |  5009 hit(s)

We're quite happy to see a number of books about WebMatrix and ASP.NET Web Pages become available. Here is the list of books that I'm aware of at the moment:

Beginning ASP.NET Web Pages with WebMatrix
Mike Brind, Imar Spaanjaars. Mike is a superstar on the ASP.NET Web Pages forums.

Building ASP.NET Web Pages with WebMatrix (Need2Know)
Jim Wang. Jim is one of the testers on the ASP.NET team.

Building ASP.NET Web Pages with Microsoft WebMatrix (The Expert's Voice in .Net)
Steve Lydford (Update: see Steve's comment, including the bit about the open-source ecommerce sample that he's making available)

Introducing Microsoft® WebMatrix
Laurence Moroney

UBelly: A Guide to Web Development 101 Using WebMatrix
Andy Robb

There's also the PDF version of the tutorials that are on the http://asp.net/web-pages site.

Finally, there's also the Starting Web Development with Microsoft WebMatrix tutorial series on MSDN, which is in effect a book-length tutorial.

If you know of other resources like these, please let me (us) know!

Steve Lydford   06 Feb 12 - 5:03 PM

Hi Mike, many thanks for listing my book in your blog post.

I enjoyed writing the book immensely. It originally came about from a blog post that I wrote about using the Web Pages Helpers in an MVC app. From there I had a dig around in WebMatrix and had a blast. It is so refreshing to just hack out small apps in such a friendly way.

The book covers all aspects of the WebMatrix toolset and will leave the reader with the knowledge and skills necessary to create custom web applications using ASP.NET Web Pages and WebMatrix.

No previous knowledge of ASP.Net development is required, although some previous programming experience and a good working knowledge of HTML and CSS is assumed.

A detailed step-by-step tutorial is also included, which guides readers through the development of a fully-featured, real-world ecommerce application. It may interest you to know that the publishers have allowed me to open source the sample ecommerce app from the book on GitHub. You can find it at https://github.com/stevelydford/TechieTogs

Thanks again for the mention!

Steve Lydford