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Don't underestimate how new a language VB.NET really is. (Doubt it? See the list of changes at msdn.microsoft.com/library/techart/vb6tovbdotnet.htm -- changes that led one VB superstar to rechristen the language "Visual Fred." Then, take a deep breath -- and get Programming VB.NET.
VB.NET may "look" like Basic, but the semantics more closely resemble Java or C#. Given that, Gary Cornell and Jonathan Morrison are the perfect team to write this book. Cornell coauthored the megamonster Core Java, which has helped more experienced VB programmers move to Java than any other book. Morrison wrote the enormously popular C++ for Visual Basic Developers. Nobody understands more clearly what VB developers will need to learn in order to migrate.
Programming VB.NET starts by reviewing VB.NET's fundamentals from the VB developer's viewpoint: its relationship with .NET; its IDE; and its uncompromising object-orientation. The second half of the book moves on to the capabilities that make the transition to VB.NET worthwhile -- including WebForms and ASP.NET, which will make it far easier to deliver web apps and services. Now's the time to learn this stuff, and this is the book to learn it from. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.