More than anyone else, experienced developers know the value of learning from real code examples, thoroughly explained, with fully illustrated outputs. That’s one reason they’re likely to flock to DEITEL & Associates’ VB .NET for Experienced Programmers. If you’re migrating from VB6 or any other language to VB.NET, this ought to be the first book you read -- and it might just be the only one you’ll need.
The authors begin with an expert 80-page overview of the .NET platform and Visual Studio .NET themselves -- everything you’ll need to get rolling fast. Building on what you already know from experience, you’ll move quickly through VB.NET’s fundamentals -- so you can rapidly get to the techniques that make it so powerful.
There are 21,000 lines of tested (and downloadable) code here, enough to illuminate every form of VB.NET development. That includes Windows applications with Windows Forms; ASP.NET multi-tier applications and web services; database applications using SQL and ADO.NET; even wireless .NET programming using Microsoft’s Mobile Internet Toolkit. From multithreading to multimedia, regular expressions to data structures and collection classes, it’s here -- all covered with the precision and relevance that made Deitel books legendary. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.