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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Visual Basic 6 for Dummies (for Windows)
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Wallace Wang
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5

This book is NOT for beginners. All it has is a whole lot of code and no real world examples of how it is used. The book also has about 1/2 of the content about designing a user interface but that is the least important. It is easy to get stuck with this book and there are better books available that really for beiginners and teach concepts of Visual Basic much better. It is an OK book if you just want to memorize lines of code.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Moving to VB .NET: Strategies, Concepts, and Code
Publisher: Apress
Authors: Daniel Appleman, Dan Appleman
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Too much commentary

Execellent book overall. Moves very fast in some area, ideal for intermediate to advance programmers as author goes into advance concepts. Not an easy read. Requires more editing, perhaps wait for 2nd edition. Check table of content to see if this book is for you.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning C# Databases
Publisher: Peer Information
Authors: Jacob Hammer Pedersen, Jon Reid, Ranga Raghunathan, Scott Allen, Syed Fahad Gilani
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A 'must have' for beginning ADO.NETers

When i began learning .NET and C#, after getting the basics of .NET Framework, I wanted to quickly cover ground and at the same time be productive. I picked up this book and boy I tell you -- i got a quick understanding of ADO.NET all the way from basic dataset stuff to transactions and XML quickly. I own other books on .NET but they don't cover ado.net transactions and ado.net events the way this book does. Examples and practial, clear and simple which is what is required for a beginners book. This book is a must in every C# programmers library. It has much deeper content than the Beginning VB.NET databases book also from Wrox.
I would strongly recommend to others that after learning the basics of C#(variables,types,classes,oop) one should get this book and learn ADO.NET. ADO.NET is a major component of the .NET framework and this book will get you there quickly and painlessly !!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Swing, Second Edition
Publisher: Manning Publications
Authors: Matthew Robinson, Pavel Vorobiev
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Highly recommended

Has an exceedingly high "density" of valuable information. Very up-to-date as of Java 1.4. Started helping me in my day-to-day professional Swing programming from Day One...