I'll be writing master's thesis. Currently I deal with php, mysql, ajax.
Fate decreed that I've to choose one of this subjects:
1.gdi+ library in .net technology
2.ado.net technology in VS 2008.
I didn't have contact with Visual Studio, .NET. I only know some basics of c++. Applications that i will have to write for subject that i choose will be in C#.
My question is what subject of your point of view will be easier for absolute beginner in .net domain. From writing which subject I gain more knowledge which could be useful in writing web apps.
Also can you write some interesting titles of books for this subjects (for beginner, sth like "for dummies" series)
Thanks in advance.