I ordered the book. I found it at Borders for $60. Then I found it on Amazon.com for $40. I added it to my cart and decided to try different shipping levels to see how much it would cost to get it here sooner than two weeks. I wanted to know if it was worth paying an extra $20 to get it from a store right in town. While I was trying these different shipping options, Amazon tossed a message up to me saying I was "selected" for a free trial membership to Amazon prime -- and free 2-day shipping! So, I signed up for the trial right away and ordered the book. Now I have a month to buy things with free 2-day shipping on Amazon. I still haven't been able to create the SQL statement with parameters or get the "no results" message to display correctly, but maybe I'll be able to gain some insight from the giant book coming my way. Jeremy Coulson PC Technician/Webmaster, Frederick County (540) 722-8211 jcoulson at co.frederick.va.us -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Joel D Canfield Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 1:31 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] .NET book recommendation (was RE: simple asp.net question) > To be honest - I would strongly recommend you go and buy > Stephen Walther's "ASP.NET Unleashed" book seconded, and I'd recommend you find it used at a place like Alibris (http://Alibris.com/) where you can get the second edition (for .NET 1.1) for $1.99 US plus shipping. Unless you prefer the 2.0 version for $40, which, if you've got the budget, is almost certainly worth the $$ it's good to read as an overview, work through as a tutorial, or return to as a reference. joel -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !