Paperback: 688 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 9 edition (March 4, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 1.2 x 10.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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Schneider obviously knows his stuff and this is a good introductio to VB 2012. However, there are just too many exercises with requirements that are not covered in the text. It makes the learning process a bit frustrating.
I received this textbook via my campus bookstore rather than , but I have to say this has got to be the worst book for beginners to use to learn this language. While the author is very knowledgeable and he covers some great topics, the general ability to learn is hindered by a lack of explanation and the programming projects at the end of the chapters rarely, if at all, are related to anything covered in the text. Other than terminology, all this book taught me was that Google and Stack Exchange reign supreme.
Visual Basic is basic programming, however, don't be fooled, programming is not so basic. This book provides very good accounts of the basics of the language and programming itself.Although it is all about basics, focus on the principles provided in this book and watch them appear again and again in other languages as you move through this exciting world.Pros:Simple, easy to understand with lots of exercises to practice in the book.Cons:The MyProgrammingLab feature is a...well, scam. You get access to the online version of the book, but in order to be able to get to the online practice exercises, which are required for my class, you have to purchase yet another key to access them. Thus, if you get the book and need to access only the homework feature, buy this book used and save your $$$.
This book is a waste of money. I got an A in the class, but ended up relying completely on the internet to learn VB. The majority of this textbook is homework problems. Example: Chapter 6 (Repetition) has 19 pages of how-to versus 25 pages of homework problems. Most of the how-to pages are just pages of code with minimal explanation. Don't use this book unless you love making loan calculators and have an affinity for baseball stats. It's incredibly math centric.The problems definitely require skills that are not covered it the text. It's extremely frustrating, especially when most of the online help is for earlier versions of vb. It's nearly impossible to find tutorials or help for anything after chapter 6.
Awesome book. The activities in the book made it super easy to catch on to the concepts. It also comes with the CD to download Visual Basic, which is super handy. It would also be great if you were trying to teach yourself about, it's very easy to comprehend.
Didn't really need this to learn beginners VB. The program can be downloaded for free online and there's more thorough guides on the Internet. Still good for beginner programmers or people that want to learn VB framework.
Ok I am new to programing and let me tell you this book... Does not help me code instead google is my best friend and alli! Tells you how to set up so you can code but most of that is pretty much self explanatory.
Not a bad book, but it is for someone who has already taken a beginning course in programming, as the author just jumps right in, not really explaining anything along the way. Easy to follow, but to where? There are many things this book does not cover. There have got to be better beginner books out there. The programs the author has you download don't even open, and customer service just wants to send you another disk with the same programs on them, that again do not open.