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ASP.Net Advice for a Perl Programmer?
Good luck with ASP.NET. I attended an ASP.NET event sponsored my MS and I was shocked at all of the code required to do simple operations like connecting to a db, session tracking, etc. I believe this is the app that we opened up and looked at during the seminar.
I'd recommed C# over VB. I have read thru the 8th chapter in learning C# and I find Jesse Liberty to be an good author. (Is is just me or are perl books sooo much easier to read thru. Most other programming book authors are so dry compared to Randall, Larry, Damian, etc...)
You may want to look at this while you are getting your feet wet with ASP.NET. WebMatrix seems to be a FREE dummied down version of Visual Studio.
On a personal note, If you enjoy perl then stick with it. I took a rather large pay cut switching jobs from one that was going the way of MS, to the one I have now that lets me use perl, apache, linux, etc. Sure the wife and I are on a budget now, but I have had so much fun using the tools and technologies I love using. This new, and far less paying, job has really took the "work" out of my work.