Visual Studio .NET and, more specifically, Visual Basic .NET give developers more productivity and more power to develop applications, but at the cost of a complex development environment and with a whole new set of potential bugs.
Building Client/Server Applications with VB .NET: An Example-Driven Approach is the manual on software development for enterprise application development. Jeff Levinson walks readers through how to write a complete applicationno "snippets" of codeand will show readers examples of how, when, and why to perform a task.
Beginning Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition is a great route to learning the .NET programming languages. You'll explore the major aspects of Visual Basic 2005 Expressfrom the initial programming principles to Express Start Kits that advance you in your own programming. You'll also grow comfortable with more complex programming tasks.
Beginning VB 2008 Databases teaches you everything you need to know about relational databases, SQL, and ADO.NET 2.0, giving you a sound start in developing console and Windows database applications. The book also includes chapters on the SQL Server XML data type and the LINQ enhancements to the next version of Visual Basic.
Visual Basic .NET is a powerful .NET programming language that is often considered the "workhorse" of programming. Further, development in VB .NET accounts for a huge portion of all programming efforts. To understand VB .NET is to meet challenging programming projects head-on.
You'll learn about three important concepts in this book: analyzing the business requirements of an application, modeling the objects and relationships involved in the solution design, and implementing the solution using Visual Basic .NET.