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I know very little programming and am attempting to learn about .net. I know someone with a database in vba attempting to go to .net so assisting with that is my end goal. How hard is .net to learn as a beginner? Also what tips and guides would you recommend for it?
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Follow up question. Do I need a good knowledge of vba and .net to assist with this or would just .net work? Is this project way over my head?
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.NET's not very hard. As you're translating from VBA, I'd recommenend VB.NET instead of C#. However, I don't know many books for it.

And also, it's all relative. Is it a massive 500K line app, or is it just a 500 line DB access demo? It all depends on circumstances.
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I thinking we are talking about a big line app. This seemed like a good idea but I am thinking this is way above my head and perhaps I should just spend my time learning python or something to start out
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Check this site out. I've been refreshing my javascript with it. Going to do the HTML/CSS after that then start with Python.

http://www.codecademy.com/learn
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Check this site out. I've been refreshing my javascript with it. Going to do the HTML/CSS after that then start with Python.

http://www.codecademy.com/learn
.NET != internet languages
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.NET != internet languages

Client-side no (excluding Silverlight but let's not go there), but it's very common server-side.
    
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.NET != internet languages

Client-side no (excluding Silverlight but let's not go there), but it's very common server-side.
Good point. What I meant is that Codecademy doesn't teach any .NET languages.
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Check out some of these videos.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/bb798022.aspx
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.NET's not very hard. As you're translating from VBA, I'd recommenend VB.NET instead of C#. However, I don't know many books for it.

And also, it's all relative. Is it a massive 500K line app, or is it just a 500 line DB access demo? It all depends on circumstances.

I'd actually argue that. I actually found VB.Net to be very hard to learn as opposed to C# where I really just clicked in and got started. He should probably try a bit of both and see which one he catches onto easier.
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Good point there. I prefer C# but, it's all personal.
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