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Learning Visual Basic .NET [Kindle Edition]

Jesse Liberty
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Most Visual Basic .NET books are written for experienced object-oriented programmers, but many programmers jumping on the .NET bandwagon are coming from non-object-oriented languages, such as Visual Basic 6.0 or from script programming, such as JavaScript. These programmers, and those who are adopting VB.NET as their first programming language, have been out of luck when it comes to finding a high-quality introduction to the language that helps them get started.That's why Jesse Liberty, author of the best-selling books Programming C# and Programming ASP.NET, has written an entry-level guide to Visual Basic .NET. Written in a warm and friendly manner, this book assumes no prior programming experience, and provides an easy introduction to Microsoft's most popular .NET language.Learning Visual Basic .NET is a complete introduction to VB.NET and object-oriented programming. This book will help you build a solid foundation in .NET, and show how to apply your skills by using hundreds of examples to help you become productive quickly. Learning Visual Basic .NET introduces fundamentals like Visual Studio .NET, a tool set for building Windows and Web applications. You'll learn about the syntax and structure of the Visual Basic .NET language, including operators, classes and interfaces, structs, arrays, and strings. Liberty then demonstrates how to develop various kinds of applications--including those that work with databases--and web services.By the time you've finished Learning Visual Basic .NET, you'll be ready to move on to a more advanced programming guide that will help you create large-scale web and Windows applications.Whether you have a little object-oriented programming experience or you are new to programming altogether, Visual Basic .NET will set you firmly on your way to mastering the essentials of the VB.NET language.

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The genius of Jesse's books is that he has a sixth sense about what you want to see and know about. -- Dan Mabbut, Visual Basic Guide, Dec 2002

About the Author

Jesse Liberty is the best selling author of Programming ASP.NET, Programming C#, and a dozen other books on web and object oriented programming. He is president of Liberty Associates, Inc., where he provides contract programming, consulting and on-site training in ASP.NET, C#, C++ and related topics. Jesse has been a Distinguished Software Engineer at AT&T and Vice President for technology development at CitiBank.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1213 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (25 Oct. 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0028N4WBA
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vital Foundation 9 Jun. 2003
I have just entered the world of .net and object orientated programming. Many books I have started looking at do not properly explain object orientated fundamentals, and seem to assume you understand them.
This book carefully & comprehensively explains all aspects, and has tons of examples. All examples are written as console apps - this works very effectively since it removes the distractions of the IDE and focuses on core & essential object orientated concepts.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Book 1 Nov. 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I found the book is useful as a point of reference only. It is not an easy read. But the information is in there somewhere if you can find it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Book for newbies 5 Mar. 2004
The language used is clear and simple but so is the ability of the reader that this book is aimed at.
If you've programmed before then choose a more technical book. This covers the syntax and structure of the language but the examples given are too abstract to be really informative and the best thing about (its Object Orientated capabilities) are just not covered in enough depth.
Theres also no coverage of database access and as most vb apps Ive seen and written have a database somewhere behind them thats a very important omission.
A good book on .net and a decent book on OOP and the help in will take you alot further than this book. Disapointing from O'Riley.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have Vb.Net book ! 20 Jun. 2003
By Raja Kakayadi - Published on
Superb book, especially for people with good amount of VB6 experience.
I myself have around 7 years of VB experience (started with VB 3 in college) and before stumbling upon this title, I tried the Sam's series and was greatly disppointed since such "beginner" books devote a great deal to the syntax, starting with how to open a project and draw a form ! This book wastes no such time in trivialities since it is assumed that as an experienced VB programmer, you already know all those things. In fact, only one chapter is devoted to the syntax and thereafter it builds on the OOP concepts. At the time of this writing, I have finished only half the book (till Structures) but from what I have experienced and understood so far, I don't think the author will let me down in the remainder of the book. In fact till this point, you don't even need the Visual Studio.Net IDE since you can happily type all the class examples in Notepad and run them from DOS prompt (Of course, you need to have the .Net framework installed, which again is a free download).
So, if you're disappointed or bored by those 24 hour/21 day titles, run don't walk, to get this book !
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for First Time Programmers As Well 27 Jun. 2003
By A Customer - Published on
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The book's back cover says that both seasoned programmers and new programmers will find the book useful - as a first time programmer, I agree. Syntax is discussed artfully, leaving more room for an exploration of concepts and practices - meaning that someone new to OOP will understand not only what to do but the best way to do it. Highly recommended for people ready to learn how to program.
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For a beginner programmer 17 Mar. 2004
By R Myette - Published on
I ordered this book to start learning Visual Basic .Net, but instead it spends the first half the book teaching me 'how to program', THEN it 'teaches me Visual Basic .Net'. I already know how to program, so the first half of this book is wasted on me. For exmaple, Chapter 6 talks about 'If' statements, 'Do While' loops, etc. Chapter 7 talks about operators (i.e. +, -, =). If you have very little programming experience and want to learn Visual Basic .Net, then get this book. If you know 'If' statements, 'Do While' loops, and Operators, then don't get this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great foundation for Visual Basic.NET 28 Mar. 2004
By "jillsar" - Published on
This book reinforces my good experience with the O'Reilly computer books. It gives a very good background for understanding object-oriented code -- in a structured and well-ordered approach. It starts as a primer, but rapidly builds, explaining the concepts well. Using console applications gives you a firm foundation for understanding the ideas. There's even some good humor along the way!
5.0 out of 5 stars Experiences in learning VB.NET 13 Dec. 2012
By DE - Published on
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Over the past decade I have been required to complete small amounts of code writing in VB6 and Python to augment my engineering work. In my opinion VB6 and Python coding can be successfully completed with little or no understanding of Object Oriented Programming (OOP). However this is much less true of VB.NET which I consider to be one of its great attributes as it forces you to fully embrace OOP and in doing so elevates your code to a new level of clarity and efficiency.

I would like to thoroughly recommend this little book due to its well chosen words and examples that helped me to become more proficient at OOP in VB.NET.
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