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Enterprise developer and trainer Paul Kimmel has just written the soup-to-nuts guide to Visual Basic.NET for developers migrating from earlier versions. Visual Basic .NET Unleashed systematically covers both Windows and web development, taking an approach that's object-oriented through and through.
Kimmel begins by pointing out improvements in the new Visual Studio .NET, such as the VS.NET debugger, which can debug web apps across languages, projects, processes, and stored procedures. He then outlines major enhancements to VB itself, from references to variable scope changes and structured exception handling; they're all covered in greater detail later in the book.
There's a full section on advanced object-oriented VB.NET programming: namespaces, inheritance, polymorphism, shared methods, and attributes: classes for describing the metadata that's critical to .NET applications, and for extending Visual Studio .NET in powerful new ways.
We've barely scratched the surface: Kimmel offers extensive coverage of web services development with XML and SOAP; database access with .NET; component design; multithreading; and deployment. Along the way, he often shows you how to refactor code for improved robustness, clarity, and performance. If you're moving from VB6, chances are you'll be fixing a lot of code -- now's the time to really fix it! (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. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jerseybased marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.