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Want a Windows Store book that repeats itself a lot? This is your choice!
on 10 November 2014
This book is not very well named. It is almost purely about Windows Store programming and it repeats the same things over and over again. It is obviously meant to be part 2 for the "Start here!"-book. One example is that we have here a 700-page book about Visual Basic that doesn't have anything (according to index) about delegates. It also uses _a lot_ of space for explaining how to create a new project. It is ok if you state it once, but I'd guess it is explained like maybe 50 times thru the book. And when we are in part 2 of a book series, that is really not ok to underestimate the readers like that.
I can't give this a final rating yet, because I've read only the first 397 pages so far, but I have to say that "Beginning Visual C# 2012 Programming" was better by a mile. Sure, different language, but judging by the structure / writing style of the book.
Now the key here is that I can't recommend any other VB.Net 2013 book either, so if you want one, this might be it, but you have been warned.