Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with VB 2005: From Novice to Professional / Edition 2


Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with VB 2005 is a comprehensive resource of correct coding procedures. Author Daniel Clark takes you through all the stages of a programming project, including analysis, modeling, and development, all using object-oriented programming techniques and Visual Basic .NET.

Clark explores the structure of classes and their hierarchies, as well as inheritance and interfaces. He also introduces the .NET Framework and the Visual Studio integrated development environment, or IDE. A real-world case study walks you through the design of a solution. You can then transform the design into a functional VB .NET application.

The application includes a graphical user interface (GUI), a business logic class library, and integration with a back-end database. Throughout the book, you’ll explore the fundamentals of software design, object-oriented programming, Visual Basic .NET 2.0, and the Unified Modeling Language (UML).

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This is the right way to learn Visual Basic 2005. You’ll learn in the context of an actual development project. You’ll learn an approach that’s object-oriented through and through. You’ll get hands-on experience with analysis and UML modeling, as well as development. You’ll build GUIs and business logic class libraries, and integrate with back-end databases. And you’ll leverage your new knowledge in both Windows and web development.

No experience is necessary: Microsoft “MVP” and expert trainer Dan Clark walks you through everything. Inexperienced programmers (and many experienced ones) will especially appreciate the coverage of identifying class structures, modeling object interactions, and transforming design into implementation. The sooner you master this stuff, the more effective you’ll be -- and this book helps you master it fast. Bill Camarda, from the December 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430200956
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/17/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Daniel Clark is a Microsoft "Most Valued Professional," Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator. For the last 7 years, he has been developing applications and training others how to develop applications using Microsoft technologies. Daniel's training experience runs the gamut from training novice programmers to training experienced developers on the nuances of COM programming. He finds particular satisfaction in turning new developers on to the thrill of developing and designing object-oriented applications.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Overview of object-oriented programming 3
Ch. 2 Designing OOP solutions : identifying the class structure 11
Ch. 3 Designing OOP solutions : modeling the object interaction 31
Ch. 4 Designing OOP solutions : a case study 63
Ch. 5 Introducing Visual Basic and the .NET framework 85
Ch. 6 Creating classes 109
Ch. 7 Creating class hierarchies 123
Ch. 8 Implementing object collaboration 147
Ch. 9 Working with collections 173
Ch. 10 OSO application revisited : implementing and business logic 201
Ch. 11 Developing Windows applications 237
Ch. 12 Developing Web applications 275
Ch. 13 Developing and consuming Web services 311
Ch. 14 Wrapping up and reviewing 325
App. A Fundamental programming concepts 331
App. B Exception handling in VB 347
App. C Installing the sample databases 351
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2006

    Getting VB Basics

    Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with VB 2005, by Dan Clark, is the place to start with Visual Studio. It is a must-read for the developer just getting started in Visual Studio and would make a good textbook for a class in object-oriented programming or Visual Studio. In addition, it is also an excellent resource for the experienced developer who learned Visual Basic on the fly to get the job done, but missed the finer points. It brings together the concepts of modeling requirements, designing OO solutions, and coding Windows and Web applications and Web services. The author also provides modeling and coding exercises to reinforce the abstract concepts and make them more concrete. At under 400 pages of well-organized text, this book is highly recommended for getting a solid foundation in a reasonable amount of time.

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