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What's New In This Edition
This edition incorporates an easy-to-follow, carefully developed early classes and early objects approach with comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of object-oriented programming
. It includes a new, optional automated teller machine (ATM) case study that teaches the fundamentals of software engineering and object-oriented design with the UML 2.0. There are additional integrated case studies throughout the book including: the Time class, the Employee class and the GradeBook class. We provide discussions of more advanced topics such as XML, ASP.NET, ADO.NET and Web services as well as new topic coverage of partial classes, generics, the My namespace and Visual Studio
2005's updated debugger features.
Reviewer Comments on Visual Basic 2005 How to Program, 3/e
"One of the greatest strengths of the Deitel approach is their clear, relevant use of examples." -Harlan Brewer, University of Cincinnati
"An excellent way to teach CS1 or the CIS equivalent with an approachable visual programming language." -Brian Larson Modesto Junior College
"This book provides an in depth look at Visual Basic, including the latest technologies that Microsoft has included with the 2005 product. An essential tool to getting up and running with Visual Basic quickly." -John Mueller, DataCon Services
"The explanation of UML, intelligently integrated into the book, conveys the heart and soul of true object oriented architecture and engineering."-Jeff Jones, RouteMatch Software, Inc.
"This book has one of the best chapters on the basics of XML." -Kunal Cheda, Computer Enterprises, Inc. U.S.
"The clearest and most concise introduction to database I've ever seen in a Visual Basic textbook!" -James Huddleston, Independent Consultant
"This is a concise and understandable introduction to the concept of relational databases and ADO.NET. New features for building RAD data applications in VS2005 are well demonstrated in detail with simple examples." -John Chen, Microsoft
"ASP.NET is one of the topics that the readers will be most excited about and I must say that you have developed excellent content to meet those expectations. The examples and case studies are well thought out and keep the reader involved." -Amit Kalani, TechContent Corporation
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