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Programming in Visual Basic.NET 2005 Edition w/ Std CD 6th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0073215884
ISBN-10: 0073215880
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About the Author

Julia Case Bradley is professor emeritus at Mt. San Antonio College. From 1978 until her retirement, she taught courses in introductory and advanced Visual Basic, Access programming, and Microsoft Office in the department of Computer Information Systems. She began writing BASIC textbooks in 1984 using MS-BASIC (GW-BASIC), and has authored or co-authored texts in Macintosh Basic, QuickBasic, QBasic, Visual Basic, the Internet, and desktop publishing using PageMaker, Ventura Publisher, and Publish It.

Anita Millspaugh teaches programming courses in Visual Basic, C++, and Java at Mt. San Antonio College and has served as chair of the department for 8 years. She received her MBA from California State Polytechnic University, with a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems. Anita has also led Great Teacher's Conferences for Mt. Sac and for California Vocational Faculty.
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Product Details

  • CD-ROM: 627 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 6 edition (May 27, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073215880
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073215884
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,203,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am professional software engineer and I highly recommend NOT learning from this book. My wife got this book as part of her curriculum and I was exteremly dissappointed by it. It is obvious that the authors have been too busy writing books on GW-Basic to VB6, and have failed to learn the .NET way. You see a lot of legacy (and now deprecated) practices such as suffixing variable names with data type (e.g. accountNumberDecimal), calling classes modules, objects data-types, and so on. It also fails to follow the VB.NET naming convention, e.g. class names start with a lower case. The teaching is not effective either, they try to teach you how to do specific things, like update a text box, without giving you any foundation, like Forms are objects with properties, components and events.

If you want to learn VB.NET the right way, look elsewhere.
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I'm using this book for a college-level beginning VB class. I find the book has not been thoughtfully put together, for the beginner. The chapters are long and complex, with exercises placed at the end. Consequently, one can barely get through the written matter in order to practice the actual programming. I suspected it was just me, but my entire class is having a similar problem. The chapters should have been much shorter, with more exercises placed at key points. Its like trying to learn French by reading about it.
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Without the fact that you have to re-write code over the authors to even get some of the "example" projects to work, ("example" projects meaning that they write all of the code and you basically copy it to gain a better understanding of how it all fits together) after chapter one you are expected to be a wizard programmer that needs only hints as to the hows and whys of the functions discussed in the later chapters. The hows and whys are described but in a disjointed fashion and badly explained throughout the book. The chapter on Arrays is horrible and made more sad by the fact that nearly every program a professional programmer will write will have complex Arrays inside of it. My college will no longer be using this book as of next semester thanks to students like me and an overall poor GPA for the programming class. Bottom line....Buy this book at your own risk. There are much better ones out there.
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By Omego2K on October 27, 2007
This book is filled with errors, incorrect information, and simply improper use of the VB.NET language. If you learn from this book and practice it's teachings at a real job, you would most likely either be fired or warned to learn the proper way. Why would any college ever think about using this book? It's just wrong. I mean the book is not how you use VB.NET it's just not.
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This book isn't bad, but it would be confusing for people (like me) who had never been exposed to basic programming terminology before.

If you know what an "argument" is (in a programming context), what it means to "call" a process, and are familiar with other similar jargon, this book may be just what you need. Otherwise, this book does not explain terms like this clearly, and you'd be better off with another one.
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How long does it take for me to get refund? I havent received any refund yet from the time i returned it.
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Programming in Visual Basic.NET 2005 2005
I just bought this book based on recommendation from my college tutor. A good tutor will always recomend a good text book. I just studied some chapters of this book and to the best of knowledge, I can say it's very EXCELLENT for any one thinking of starting out at learning VB.Net Programming. I have tried my hands on couples of books but I can say this book stands out. Its very simple to follow, with clear instructions, and step by step guides.
Thomas (Dublin Ireland)
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