|The Guide to the VB.NET Books|
|Not just a reprint - This guide is the real deal.|
On March 20, 1991 a rip tide started when Visual Basic 1.0 hit the world.
Today, a new tide is surging and it's called VB.NET.
Make no mistake about it, this isn't your father's Visual Basic. To keep your head above water, you need help! The books here will keep you afloat.
VB.NET is all new and all OOP this time around. In fact, VB.NET is so new and so different that most VB programmers and most VB programs will just have to start over. Today, we think of software as being DOS or Windows. In future years, we'll think of it as pre- and post .NET.
Since the main thing about VB.NET is OOP - Object Oriented Programming. (.NET is all about objects and VB 6 is only sort of "object friendly" but not really "object oriented"), several of the books repeat exactly the same joke so I'll let you in on it here:
How many OOP programmers does it take to change a light globe?
Answer: None. You just tell the light globe to change itself.
As Matthew MacDonald says to introduce The Book of VB.NET (reviewed here), "The collection of .NET titles on the bookstore shelves is embarrasingly large." This Guide is dedicated to cutting that collection down to size by giving you the real insights into at least those .NET books that focus on VB.NET. You won't find any reprinted reviews from another page here. This Guide is designed to help you decide exactly which book is really the one you need. To make it as easy as possible for you to get going on your personal VB.NET fortune (or, at least a fat raise), About Visual Basic has wrapped up all of the worthwhile VB.NET books right here in one basket. If you're looking for a great book for yourself, for a friend or for a family member - you can find it here! And to make things even more easy, our wrap up is categorized and cross referenced (see A Guide to the Guide in the box above) so you can find and compare books until you find exactly what you're looking for.
The VB.NET Book Guide
Moving to VB.NET: Strategies, Concepts, and Code
Database Programming with Visual Basic .NET and ADO.NET
Distributed .NET Programming in VB .NET
Professional VB.NET, 2nd Edition
The .NET Languages: A Quick Translation Guide