Beginning Visual Basic 2010 (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2010/2/26
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Visual Basic 2010 offers a great deal of functionality in both tools and language. No one book could ever cover Visual Basic 2010 in its entirety—you would need a library of books. What this book aims to do is to get you started as quickly and easily as possible. It shows you the roadmap, so to speak, of what there is and where to go. Once we've taught you the basics of creating working applications (creating the windows and controls, how your code should handle unexpected events, what object-oriented programming is, how to use it in your applications, and so on) we’ll show you some of the areas you might want to try your hand at next.
Bryan Newsome is an author or coauthor of many books and works for a Microsoft Partner in Charlotte specializing in Custom Software Solutions. He provides clients with solutions and mentoring on leading-edge Microsoft technologies.
Additionally, it's very poorly organized. While introducing one topic it adds half a dozen others that will either be discussed in a later chapter or not explained at all. I understand forward references need to be done at times. But this book takes it to a confusing extreme. It will have flipping around three different chapters at times trying to understand the current topic. Take, for example, Chapter 10 "Debugging and Error Handling". Debugging, a pretty important topic for any aspiring programmer, uses the "Generics" class, "IDisposable", and List of T none of which are discussed in depth (why introduce that in a chapter devoted to debugging tools?). Every chapter is all over the place with references to future chapters and details about past chapters that weren't originally included. You work through the "Try It Out" sections not knowing what's relevant and what's irrelevant to the exercise. Vague explanations are given only AFTER the "Try It Out"s and leave you scratching your head over what was necessary for the topic and what was an unnecessary aside that may or may not be discussed later.
End of Chapter Exercises quizes you with questions without providing the answers which makes it a tedious, laborious task to backpedal through all the confusing and irrelevant codes. The book could easily lose 200 pages and be more helpful. It attempts to cover too much without covering anything really well. Jack of all trades master of none.
In short, It's as if the authors want to show off their prowess more than explain things in a way a beginner/intermediate might understand.