I am diving head-first into the world of .NET 3.5.  And not having the support of my employer, I am flying solo, using the Express versions of Visual studio.

I ordered this, and hoping it will be a promising reference for me.

Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform, Fourth Edition (Windows.Net).

Update (10/23/2008):
Well truth be told the book is excellent, a very good reference to add to my collection.  It doesn’t have a lot of ASP.NET information in it and I really need help in this area.  See, simply, I am UI challenged.  When it comes to writing web front ends, forget it.  Sure I have done a good bit of web work, but most of it was hacking on stuff already put together.

No I wonder my next step.  Apress has two C# ASP.NET books and I am not sure which one to get.  There is a Pro book and a Beginners book.

Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition (Beginning from Novice to Professional)

Pro ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008, Second Edition (Windows.Net)

They both have good ratings but I wonder if the Pro version will just be more information that I care about and may skip over some basic things I don’t understand about web UI design.  On the other hand the basic book may be too basic and not add any “meat” to its explainations.  I don’t learn as well if I don’t understand why something is doing what it is.  I guess it’s time for a trip to the bookstore and flip throuh some pages.  I wonder if my family will ever let me out to do that…

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