New to ASP.NET?


It seems like a lot of people have been asking me about getting started on ASP.NET a lot lately. Some have been web designers (HTML/CSS etc) and others have been coming from “other” development platforms. 🙂 I thought that I would post the suggestions that I’ve been sending out:

I would look at ASP.NET with C# or VB.NET. Specifically, I would download the free Web Developer Tool, look at Atlas (now called ASP.NET AJAX) and Blinq (BLINQ is especially nice if you have a Ruby on Rails background)


* Also, go check out these “first look” videos and the “official“ ASP.NET Developer Center.


If you’re big in to CSS compliant web sites (This should be everyone 😉 then I would also go look at the CSS Friendly ASP.NET 2.0 Adapters and the free Developer Toolbar.



About Caleb Jenkins

Caleb Jenkins is an international speaker, author and 6 time Microsoft MVP award recipient, he currently works for Solera as a Director of Software Development. An entertaining and informative speaker who approaches software from a fresh perspective that spans UX, agile practices and technologies for enterprise customers from across the globe. Leading UX product design teams, coaching multi-team agile transformations and architecting and mentoring at some of the largest companies in the world, As a long time community leader and former Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Caleb is well known for his engaging speaking style, depth of knowledge and creative energy. Founder and Principal Mentor of Proaction Mentors, former UX Manager and Agile Coach, Senior Architect for Six Flags Corporation, Product Architect on a Cloud Marketing Platform, Caleb has made a career out of empowering others while building products and teams that delight customers and solve business needs. You can follow him on twitter (@calebjenkins) or his blog, and if you're still reading this, then you could also subscribe to his blog RSS feed or sign up to receive updates by email