Posted by Jacques Daniels on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 08:00
I was at a client site a few weeks ago and speaking with someone who asked me how to get started in programming. I gave him a general list of tech websites that I found valuable, and I thought it would be useful for other developers to see some good resources that I currently use.
These nine tech websites* are also good when you’re just starting out:
- www.visualstudiomagazine.com: This site is an excellent resource for keeping up with the latest trends in Microsoft Visual Studio. I find it useful if I need to check when new products are being released or new techniques are discovered.
- http://www.4guysfromrolla.com: I use this site if I need to research best practice techniques on ASP and ASP.NET.
- www.stackoverflow.com: In my opinion, this is one of the best sites on the web that provides troubleshooting techniques, technology overviews and tutorials on a variety of topics including C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET and T-SQL.
- http://redmondmag.com/Home.aspx: I use this site exclusively for keeping up with the latest news at Microsoft -- if it happens at Microsoft, this website has it!
- http://www.harding.edu/fmccown/vbnet_csharp_comparison.html: To keep my skills sharp in Visual Basic and C#, I occasionally spend some time reviewing this document. It shows the different syntax between the two languages.
- http://www.hanselman.com/blog/: I have been reading and following Scott Hanselman for years. He is a Microsoft employee who provides excellent articles and tips on a variety of topics, including C#, ASP.NET, HTML5 and Visual Studio, and is always providing information the best and hottest third-party tools.
- http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/: Scott Guthrie is a Vice President @Microsoft who blogs about ASP.NET and the Cloud.
- http://www.w3schools.com/: This site has very good tutorials on PHP, SQL, ASP, ASP.NET, JQuery and CSS.
*The majority of these sites are Microsoft-related due to the fact that roughly 90 percent of my development work has been completed using Microsoft tools over the past 18 years. So, the website selection may be a tad bit biased! #feebleattemptatmakingajoke
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