It takes just a few words...

posted by Jeff | Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 1:58 PM | comments: 0

As crappy as I felt the other day about my shitty book sales, someone posted this to my tech blog...

"Jeff: Your book saved my career.

From where I stand, that makes it all worth it.

I had a rough transition from asp to asp.net. Dispite my oop background with C++, I just didn't "get" .net.

I while googling a problem I had, I visited a forum post where you helped some one, and I was amazed... here was some one who clearly and quickly got the concept across! All that with no marketing, no over-my-head deep .net talk, and no crappy bottom-feeder worst-practices hard-coded connection string examples.

And it got better... it was either your post or your profile that mentioned your book... within 5 minutes I researched it and bought it!

I got the book; I read the book; I bookmarked dozens of pages. Then I switched from VB to C# (it seemed to help bring back those C++ concepts, and separate "what I need to do now in .net" from "old vbscript habits"), and I got coding. At last, I could move forward and be a compentent and professional programmer in .net also."


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