OOP with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET Step by Step
||Author: Robin A. Reynolds-Haertle|
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Publisher: Microsoft Press (23 January, 2002)
Sales Rank: 36,220
Average Customer Rating: 3.71 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
Very ambiguous and confusing in places. Heck, page 1, paragraph 1, the author decided to use an example to illustrate what a "class" (as in the blueprint for objects) is. Unfortunately, she chooses to use a college registration illustration, which includes "classes" (as in a college classroom). She then goes on to talk about a "class" a dozen times or more, quite often not being clear if she's talking about the OOP class or the thing the student goes to. Does "class registration" mean when the student goes to sign-up for his class, or when you're initializing the class to create student objects in your code? Again, all this is page 1, paragraph 1.
More examples of confusion and ambiguity show up frequently. I am disappointed.
Rating: 3 out of 5
good and bad. I recommend another book in addition to this
Not a bad book. Just typing the code, without reading all of the explanations, helped me piece together what was being illustrated, and that's a big plus. I come from vb background and have been programmer for many years.
On the minus, there were certain pieces of code which were not clear (for example, using of shared members without introducing what shared members were).
Some examples did not work on my computer, although the folks at experts-exchange.com were able to help me. The book does have syntax errors but microsoft has not made public any fixes to the book material.
The books starts to use very many complex objects, such as drawing objects, etc. without introducing them. In practical, day to day programming, you will not likely need to use drawing objects. It would have been nice to not use these objects to illustrate the concepts being presented. Some of the objects at the end of the book seemed very complex...there seemed to be lack of clarity about getting a stream and assigning a stream etc. when demonstrating usage of ado.net.
Any objects used by the author should have been first introduced, and explained to the reader, in detail. The author did not do this. Still, just typing all the code and going through the exercizes, I did learn "alot" -- well, you know how the computer field is, "alot" is a relative term; there's so much more to learn than this to prepare for the .net world. I recommend Murach's vb.net database programming with ado.net. Haven't read it yet, but it seems to have excellent reviews and covers just about everything that you will need to know as a vb.net/asp web developer...
Rating: 4 out of 5
OOP in a nutshell
this book teaches you two languages c# and vb.net as well as OOP.
A very good book but not as simple as some ppl have put it to be but on the whole very well thought out
· Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Step by Step
· Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Language Reference
· Microsoft Visual C# .NET Language Reference
· Microsoft Visual C# .NET Step by Step
· OOP: Building Reusable Components with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET