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AJJ
Hi. Just a quick question. I'm planning on learning VB 2008 when I finish my
degree in a couple of months. I have some good books on VB 2005, will they
be any good or are the changes too profound? The books are general VB and
VB databases.
Thanks for any help.
AJJ...

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Most functions in 2005 still exist in 2008, some of them because they simply
haven't been changed, and some because Microsoft wanted to make it backwards
compatible. As far as finding good books, well, what books are "good" is
often a matter of opinion. The first question I would ask myself is "Do I
like the style of the author of the books I have for 2005?". If you do like
that author's style, I would look online to see if they have written a newer
edition for 2008. One of my favorite publishers is O'Reilly, but there are
many other good ones as well. Sometimes it can help to just go to a large
bookstore in person (not online) and look at their books to see which ones
best match your learning style. I have had books that were great books, but
didn't help me at all because they were not written using a teaching style
that worked well for me, sometimes a books ratings are not as meaningful as
you would think. Do any of your classmates or professors know of any good
books? They may have a few suggestions as well. Good Luck!
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Nathan Sokalski
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http://www.nathansokalski.com/

"AJJ" <a.*********@ntlworld.comwrote in message
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Hi. Just a quick question. I'm planning on learning VB 2008 when I finish
my degree in a couple of months. I have some good books on VB 2005, will
they be any good or are the changes too profound? The books are general VB
and VB databases.
Thanks for any help.
AJJ...

Jun 27 '08 #2

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On Apr 14, 7:48 pm, "AJJ" <a.jones2...@ntlworld.comwrote:
Hi. Just a quick question. I'm planning on learning VB 2008 when I finish my
degree in a couple of months. I have some good books on VB 2005, will they
be any good or are the changes too profound? The books are general VB and
VB databases.
Thanks for any help.
AJJ...
If I were you, I would forget all about .NET 3.5 (VS 2008) and focus
exclusively on .NET 2.0 (VS 2005). Once you have the core features
on .NET down pat by programming in 2.0, then you should introduce
yourself to the new features in 3.5. The new features (especially
LINQ) can easily be abused when you don't know how to use them
properly, something you generally learn by programming without LINQ.

Thanks,

Seth Rowe [MVP]
Jun 27 '08 #3

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