Clearly Visual Basic: Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 / Edition 1

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If you want to learn the fundamentals of programming, don't get bogged down with pages of technical jargon that most books on the market offer! Instead, explore Clearly Visual Basic: Programming with Visual Basic 2008, an innovative book that prides itself on teaching the basics of programming through visualization and application. Designed for beginners with little or no previous programming experience, this resource emphasizes solid programming principles and teaches the Visual Basic language in the process. By putting standard concepts, like input, output, selection, and repetition, at the forefront, instead of focusing solely on a specific language, readers will gain knowledge and insight that is easily transferable to other languages.

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Editorial Reviews

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"In my many years of teaching this chapter contains the best material I have ever encountered on how to approach a program solution. Just this chapter should make the text adoptable by many teachers." (Anthony Basilico, CCRI, Chapter 3)

We have been considering the possibility of adding an Introductory to Programming course without using the major aspects of the various languages. This would be an ideal textbook for this type of course. (Michael Walton - Miami Dade College)

I am very excited about this proposal. I would seriously consider adopting this text for my Intro to Computer Programming Course. (Michelle Swartz Levine, Broward CC)

"Without a doubt, the Clearly VB students have more of a grasp of the material this semester. The foundation provided by the first few chapters on algorithms was practiced throughout the course. Practically all the students have a very good understanding of arrays and classes, which is usually their downfall. The approach of going from a one-dimensional array to parallel arrays, and then to two-dimensional was perfect."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423902416
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/15/2008
  • Series: Visual Studio Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 550
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Prolific author and respected professional, Diane Zak continues to provide an inspiring and uncomplicated learning experience for students through her widely popular programming books. Recognized for their unique, readable, and friendly style, each book reflects Zak's knowledge of student needs and her extensive understanding of computer programming and its use in business today. Each book is carefully crafted with the modern student in mind. Diane Zak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and a Master of Arts degree in Adult and Continuing Education. She has taught at various computer training centers and most recently served as professor at College of DuPage in Illinois.

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Table of Contents

1: Programming? Whats That? 2: I Am NOT a Control Freak! 3: First You Need to Plan the Party 4: I Need a Tour Guide 5: Do It Yourself Designing 6: The Secret Code 7: Where Can I Store This? 8: What's Wrong With It? 9: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions 10: Time to Leave the Nest 11: So Many Paths...So Little Time 12: Testing, Testing...1, 2, 3 13: How Long Can This Go On? 14: Do It, Then Ask Permission 15: Let Me Count the Ways 16: I'm on the Inside; You're on the Outside 17: I Hear You Are Breaking Up 18: Talk to Me 19: A Ray of Sunshine 20: Parallel and Dynamic Universes 21: Table Tennis, Anyone? 22: Building Your Own Structure 23: Im Saving For the Future 24: The String Section 25: I'm Suffering from Information Overload 26: The Missing "LINQ" 27: I Love This Class 28: Getting Web-ified (online chapter) Appendix A: Data Types

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