Simply Visual Basic 2008 (3rd Edition) Paperback – Jun 5 2008
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From the Back Cover
"A fun way of learning VB. Tips and hands-on guidance give readers an amazing running start in software development." —April Reagan (Microsoft Corp.)
"The use of graphics and common application topics will capture student interest. The step-by-step approach enables students to work independently. The integrated debugging is superior to the pedagogical approach taken by competing textbooks. [The ASP.NET 3.5 case study with ASP.NET AJAX] would be an excellent starting example for my classes on ASP.NET programming." —Douglas Bock (Southern Illinois University)
"Using real life case studies is one of the best methods of teaching programming I've seen. Superb job! I can’t believe how easy it is now to add a database to an application." —Edward Hunter, MSCIS (Chapman University College)
"A great collection of practical tutorials and exercises for learning Visual Basic. An excellent book on VB 2008!" —Steve Stein (Microsoft Corporation)
"All you need to start creating great Windows-based and web applications with VB 2008. A crystal-clear explanation of the new LINQ technology." —José Antonio Gonzalez Seco (Parliament of Andalusia)
"The ‘Building Your Own Classes and Objects’ tutorial is well done. Marvelous work with collections. Very well organized tutorial introducing WPF and XAML." —Josh Pauli, Ph.D. (Dakota State University)
"I think the typing tutor example is an excellent way to explain Windows events and event handling." —Huanhui Hu (Microsoft Corporation)
"The best explanation and simple demonstration of AJAX that I've seen. I loved the Silverlight tutorial." —Christopher J. Olson (Dakota State University)
"Loaded with labs and examples. I particularly enjoyed the chapters on LINQ, Silverlight and WPF." —Chris Williams (Magenic - Microsoft VB MVP)
"Good job introducing Silverlight and how to consume a web service." —Matt Kleinwaks (Abby Rating Systems, Inc. - Microsoft VB MVP)
Simply Visual Basic 2008 Pedagogic Features
Step-by-step tutorials show how to build and execute complete applications, from start to finish
DEITEL¨ signature LIVE-CODE approach presents programming concepts using complete working applications
Includes 32 tutorials and 100+ exercises on real-world applications
Full-color presentation, including syntax coloring, code highlighting, callouts and extensive comments
Skills summaries, UML activity diagrams, pseudocode, access the authors at email@example.com
Integrated debugging sections and exercises that teach the Visual Studio¨ 2008 Debugger
Tips for improving reliability, performance and usability of your applications
Self-review multiple-choice questions and answers for immediate feedback after each section
At the end of most tutorials: 10 multiple-choice questions, ”What does this code do?” and ”What’s wrong with this code?” exercises, and four real-world programming exercises, including a “Programming Challenge”
Special sections on GUI Design Guidelines and on Controls, Events, Properties & Methods
Key terms sections in every tutorial and a glossary at the end of the book
Instructor resources: PowerPoints¨, test-item file, and www.deitel.com/books/SimplyVB2008
Simply Visual Basic 2008 leverages .NET 3.5’s true power. Its outstanding pedagogic approach comes from Deitel & Associates–the best-selling programming language authors and renowned instructors who, through their books and professional seminars, have taught programming to over 1,000,000 people worldwide.
Application-driven tutorial approach–The authors explore core Visual Basic 2008 concepts in the context of interesting real-world applications such as: Web-Based Bookstore • Address Book • Billing • Car Payments • Check Writer • Class Average • Craps Game • Flag Quiz • Fund Raiser • Graphics Painter • Inventory • Investment Interest • Microwave Oven • Payroll • Screen Scraper • Security Panel • Shipping Hub • Ticket Information • Typing Tutor • Wage Calculator • Weather Information and many more in the exercises
Key topics–Visual Basic¨ 2008 Express IDE • Visual Programming • .NET Framework Class Library • WinForm Controls • Event Handling • Debugger • Control Statements • Methods • Exception Handling • Random Numbers Arrays • Classes • Objects • Collections • Mouse & Keyboard Event Handling • Strings Files • Graphics • GUI Design • LINQ • ASP.NET 3.5 • ASP.NET AJAX • WPF • XAML Database • Web Applications • Web Services • Visual Web Developer™ 2008 90000 Express IDE • Silverlight ™
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About the Author
Paul J. Deitel, CEO and Chief Technical Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., is a graduate of MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where he studied Information Technology. He holds the Java Certified Programmer and Java Certified Developer certifications, and has been designated by Sun Microsystems as a Java Champion. Through Deitel & Associates, Inc., he has delivered Java, C, C++, C# and Visual Basic courses to industry clients, including IBM, Sun Microsystems, Dell, Lucent Technologies, Fidelity, NASA at the Kennedy Space Center, the National Severe Storm Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, Rogue Wave Software, Boeing, Stratus, Cambridge Technology Partners, Open Environment Corporation, One Wave, Hyperion Software, Adra Systems, Entergy, CableData Systems, Nortel Networks, Puma, iRobot, Invensys and many more. He has also lectured on Java and C++ for the Boston Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. He and his father, Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, are the world’s best-selling programming language textbook authors.
Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., has 45 years of academic and industry experience in the computer field. Dr. Deitel earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from the MIT and a Ph.D. from Boston University. He has 20 years of college teaching experience, including earning tenure and serving as the Chairman of the Computer Science Department at Boston College before founding Deitel & Associates, Inc., with his son, Paul J. Deitel. He and Paul are the co-authors of several dozen books and multimedia packages and they are writing many more. With translations published in Japanese, German, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, French, Polish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Urdu and Turkish, the Deitels’ texts have earned international recognition. Dr. Deitel has delivered hundreds of professional seminars to major corporations, academic institutions, government organizations and the military.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The book provided a great overview of new technologies such as LINQ, WPF/ XAML, and Silverlight. The book provides 32 examples with very detailed line-by line explanations that are valuable for learning.
After reading the book, I wish I had purchased Deitel's other Visual Basic 2008 because I would like more detail some Visual Basic 2008 features. I would HIGHLY recommend this book for someone who wants to get their feet wet and quickly write VB programs. For more explanation and fundamentals, I would recommend Deitel's other Visual Basic 2008 book.
This Deitel book is totally different. It comes with a copy of Microsoft Visual Basic Express edition, so there's nothing to buy, and there's no license or expiration period. The software is good forever, no 180 day trial.
Many of us get excited about learning something when we can see the results produce something we are familiar with - we're highly visual creatures. Well, the Deitel book starts you off creating GUIs, with buttons, text boxes and labels right away. Of course, the GUIs don't do anything, but it gets you excited about something you're familiar with as a computer user. After you set up GUIs, then they take you through step by step adding the code to make the event driven applications actually do something.
Basically, every chapter introduces a new concept, then walks you through tutorials, and at the end of the chapter, there's exercises (where you're on your own) that re-enforce the concepts you learned that chapter.
Don't bother with other programming books, these are the best I've seen.