I'm looking to be able to demonstrate some .Net acumen in job interviews. I have no preference for C#, C++, ASP.Net or whatever other .Nets there may be.
I need everything from which version of Visual Studio I can download (for free) to use to a sampling of websites that offer tutorials / starter projects that I can work on in my spare time to get "up to speed". A primer on the vocabulary used in OO and .Net specifically would also be good (like, being able to provide a definition for "method", or what "overload" means and when to overload versus (whatever the alternative is), and what is actually different between the various Frameworks.
Random thoughts for starter project:
1- Web service that pulls in RSS feeds
2- Web site that consumes the web service from #1 to display content
3- Web service that mimics pulling data from a database (later, expand this to actually installing the database and updating the service to query it)
4- Displaying results of #3 on my website.
Thanks a ton everyone!