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on 30 May 2003
This book is absolutely brilliant. It is concise, to the point, accurate and is very efficient at uncovering the nuances and differences of the two programming languages (VB.NET and C#) that one might overlook in the normal course of events.
If you think how to do something in one language, it will quickly point you in the direction needed for the other and help you to brush up on the former in the process.
Well and truly deserves top marks.
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on 3 February 2004
This isn't a bad book.
As a "natural VB6" programmer, moving to VB .NET isn't much of a problem. It's more of a pleasure and a new learning experience, knowing that us VB programmers are getting some credibility and recognising as being equal on the .NET Framework to the C++ and the other "to-the-core" languages.
Naturally, most of us programmers want to see if the grass IS any greener on the other side. And with C#, I'd say it's the same tone of green, but it's an exciting side!
This book isn't one for beginners, and I mean that as in beginners at either language. Learn your "natural" language out of the two, and learn it well, then explore the other. This book acts as a handbook, which is its purpose, but (as expected) the book expects you to know exactly what you want the equivalent of (in the other language).
There are bits missing (as the other reviews state), but overall not a bad buy. It’s small, light, pocket size and if you even get stuck while not using your native language – this is a good way to get unsuck!
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on 15 August 2012
Well worth its modest price and does what it does very well.
However both languages have moved on since this was published and so unavoidably a few things are no longer accurate, or are incomplete; thus four stars rather than 5.
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on 9 July 2003
The edition of the book I have misses out VB.NET SELECT CASE statments vs. C# equivalent and does not cover the relatively few algorithm design differences that crop up (e.g. dealing with event handlers). Provided you use VS.NET, start a VB.NET or C# project and stick to the chosen language throughout these algoritm differences are taken care of for the run of the mill ASP.NET tasks.
The hard part of all this is learning your way round the .NET framework. There is really very little difference between the languages other than the cosmetics of for example: "i int;" vs. "Dim i As Integer". Programmers from a Java or C++ stable should get on with either language as they are so similar.
Don't go buying a thick book on VB.NET vs. C#, this thin one does the job (aside from my minor complaints)
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on 8 December 2010
The book was delivered in perfect, if not immaculate, condition, better packaged than books coming from Amazon themselves. It's a useful guide to the language differences between VB.NET and C# and recommended for developers using both .NET languages. My only reservation was the delivery time. I was unaware that this seller is in the USA (maybe it was stated but if it was I missed it). I ordered the book because I needed it and was disappointed that it was delivered four weeks after I ordered it.
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on 28 April 2006
This is a very good book if you are a vb or c# developer and want to cross train into vb or c#.
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on 30 January 2015
Great little book.Speedy dispatch.
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