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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Tools for Structured and Object-Oriented Design: An Introduction to Programming Logic, Sixth Edition
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Marilyn Bohl, Maria Rynn
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Elementary programming book -- overpriced


I was compelled to buy this book for a course that I have to take at a community college to allow me admission to courses that I want to take. Amazon.com describes the book as having over 400 pages. It does not. It has a little over 300 pages, it is paperback, and it costs over $70! If you have absolutely no concept of, or experience with programming, then this book will give you a firm foundation, but at too high a price. Otherwise, skip it.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: VB and VBA in a Nutshell: The Languages
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Paul Lomax
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Indispensible VB Resource



This book is a superb combination of quality and value. Asfor quality, there is a summary of every native VB function (plus thefilesystem, dictionary, data binding and data formatting objects) with useful examples and good non trivial tips, as well as all the VB constants. There are also 6 chapters (about a 1/5 of the book) that discuss the basics of VB, plus class modules, automation and error handling.

If you are VB developer who feels comfortable working with the language but you forget the odd thing (and who doesn't), then you cannot go wrong with this book. The quality control on the book is exceptional & you always find a new tip or gotcha.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming ASP.NET, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jesse Liberty, Dan Hurwitz
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Makes the Subject Very Approachable


I've been using this book since its first edition as the text of an ASP.NET class I teach for the last two years, after looking over many others. It covers most of the areas on the subject very well. However, I do provide my own supplemental material on a few missing, but common and easy to handle, topics for building more complete web apps, such as HttpCookie and SmtpMail. Still highly recommended!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Moving to VB .NET: Strategies, Concepts, and Code
Publisher: Apress
Authors: Daniel Appleman, Dan Appleman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Favorable comments on Dan's New Book


This is one of the very best geek-type books I have had the pleasure of buying and using. It will certainly save me many hours of kicking and screaming with Bill Gates's creations.
There are numerous code examples that work, in contrast to many such books that add to the problems one encounters