Start-to-Finish Visual Basic 2015, my latest book on software development, is now available from many popular online bookstores. An update to the 2005 original, the latest edition of the text has been fully revised with details on all new Visual Basic features added over the past decade. The accompanying source code is also fully updated, with major enhancements stemming from the new ways that Visual Basic is used by developers in 2016.
The paperback edition weighs in at nearly 600 pages. For those looking for a book with a lighter carbon footprint, consider the MOBI (Kindle) and EPUB (everything else) ebook editions. For more details about the book and a partial list of online stores that sell the book, visit the Start-to-Finish Visual Basic 2015 page on the Owani Press web site: owanipress.com/STFVB2015. While you’re waiting to click that link, read through the back cover description for the book.
Nobody learns a programming language just to brag about writing loops. Instead, languages exist so you can create great software. That’s the purpose of Start-to-Finish Visual Basic 2015, to show you how to write a complete, useful, working application in Visual Basic and .NET.Each chapter introduces essential Visual Basic concepts, and shows you how to apply them by crafting a full business-level application. With this comprehensive book, you will:
- Understand how to design and implement .NET applications
- Learn the core features of the Visual Basic language
- Access and modify database content using ADO.NET
- Perform advanced development activities, including cryptography and localization
- Master cool VB features, such as Generics, XML Literals, and LINQ
- Get a head start on programming via the downloadable source code
Whether you’re new to programming, or want to add Visual Basic to your existing skillset, Start-to-Finish Visual Basic 2015 will guide you step-by-step through the learning process.