Murach's Visual Basic 2010 Review

Information At A Glance
Murach's Visual Basic 2010 is a book in the Technical and Professional genre written by Anne Boehm. The book was published by Mike Murach & Associates on 2010-09-13 and contains 854 pages. The book has an ISBN number of 978-1890774585. Our users found the overall impression of this book to be Educational.

Overall Book Ratings

Plot/Execution 9.0
Structure 10.0
Writing Style 9.0
Enjoyability 8.0
Overall 9.0
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An excellent resource for those looking to learn Visual Basic

User Ratings

Plot/Execution 9
Structure 10
Writing Style 9
Enjoyability 8
Overall 9
Impression: Educational

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This book will help you to write business applications for Windows using Visual Basic. The book covers the basics so even those new to Visual Basic (and to programming in general) will be able to pick it up and understand its content right away. Additionally, the book delves into more advanced areas such as short, every level of programmer will be able to benefit from this book.

I am an average programmer. I taught myself how to program in the late 80s and early 90s by reading the incredibly thick manuals that came bundled with programming languages. Now, with the internet, and this book, everything is so much easier. I was able to follow this book without too many problems thanks in part to its excellent examples and clear source code - The book is laid out so that the "theory" is presented on the left page, while the "real-world example" is presented on the right.

The only issue I have is that it does not cover certain topics such as doing graphics using Visual Basic. However, given the knowledge you gain whilst reading the book, you should be able to easily apply what you have learned and follow examples on those topics that can be found on the internet and within the Visual Basic documentation itself.

One final aspect I would like to comment on is one of the common problems most programming books out there face - an abundance of typos and mistakes. I have been in many situations where this makes examples extremely difficult to follow. Thankfully, I can say that this problem does not exist within this book. The editors have done an excellent job proofreading its content. I highly recommend this book to all those looking to learn Visual Basic regardless of your skill level.

Review Posted By tekwiz On 2010-10-02 At 02:51:45

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