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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for VB6 programmers
I agree with the previous reviewer with regard to the route from which you are 'jumping'. I bought this on recommendation and, as a VB6 programmer, I thought it was a good introduction to VB 2005.
Published on 27 Dec 2008 by V. Glover

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3.0 out of 5 stars Depends where you are jumping from
Real world examples dominate the teaching method adopted by this book, an approach that has both significant pros and cons associated. It covers most of the basics across a very broad topic in a fairly small space. Because of the size and nature of the book much of the code in the examples is not explained thoroughly, instead as a reader I had to rely on the MS...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Depends where you are jumping from, 6 Feb 2007
This review is from: Visual Basic 2005 Jumpstart: Pocket Guide (Paperback)
Real world examples dominate the teaching method adopted by this book, an approach that has both significant pros and cons associated. It covers most of the basics across a very broad topic in a fairly small space. Because of the size and nature of the book much of the code in the examples is not explained thoroughly, instead as a reader I had to rely on the MS documentation more often than necessary with some other VB books.

The two main worked examples of a windows based web service consuming library application and a storefront style web application are well selected, but I'd recommend reading the errata section on the O'Reilly site before expecting them to work as published, and even then expect some trouble. This is the only major irritation with the book, I find it very frustrating analysing someone else's sample code to debug it for them... when they are the ones getting paid for the privilege.

The language and style are approachable, and the examples would have most people off to a productive start even if they didn't quite understand a lot of what they'd written and can't quite get them all to work!

The book also should probably come with a subtitle - Jumpstart (for ex VB6 developers), the constant comparison is irritating if you are coming to VB 2005 from another route (as I am). No doubt here are heaps of VB6 developers out there that need to learn basic programming skills in VB 2005... ;-)

A good introduction to VB 2005 spoilt by a few minor issues...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for VB6 programmers, 27 Dec 2008
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I agree with the previous reviewer with regard to the route from which you are 'jumping'. I bought this on recommendation and, as a VB6 programmer, I thought it was a good introduction to VB 2005.
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