The book, Programming Visual Basic.NET, is a well-written text that provides an introduction to the basics of programming in Visual Basic.NET. The book is specifically tailored for undergraduates, but is also useful for anyone and everyone with interest in Visual Basic.NET programming.
The language Visual Basic.NET (VB.NET) is important in web development and also in application development for desktop and mobile. Knowledge gained from this book would help the average reader start developing applications thereby building a community of independent programmers, a skill in short supply within the Nigerian undergraduate populace.
The book is divided into eight chapters, well arranged in increasing hierarchy allowing the reader to move in a logically sequential format. At the end of each chapter, there is a brief summary of the chapter and also exercises to test the understanding of the reader.
Chapter one introduces the general basics of programming and algorithms
Chapter two introduces VB.NET
Chapters three through six go deeper into programming with VB.NET, introducing new concepts chapter by chapter
Chapters seven and eight teach developing applications specifically for windows platform
The book provides simple, complete codes of educational programs where needed. These programs are written to the benefit of the average reader. Where codes are written, the expected output is also displayed.
The authors have done a wonderful job in simplifying the otherwise difficult task of teaching VB.NET, this book proves useful to both students and lecturers; novice and professionals alike.