24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Great "intro" book,
This review is from: Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2008 Step by Step (PRO- Step by Step Developer) (Paperback)
This book is an excellent introduction into the world of Visual Basic 2008 .NET language.
He gives you a list of the chapters you need to skip/ skim over and read thoroughly depending on your background (new programmer, coming from a different .NET language or a VB6 programmer).
He does a good job of pointing out the essentials within his book and his examples are easy enough to follow.
I've bought quite a few "Teach Yourself" books in the past and was so bored by chapter 2 that they were shelved. I've finished this now and will be looking for a book with more gritty details.
A great intro book for the novice programmer or a new programmer to the world of .NET programming.
One other important point...you do not need to purchase the Visual Basic language. You can download Microsofts free Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition and whilst the book mentions a couple of items that are only available in the bought version, but these are few and far between