Re: Learning Visual Basic - Books for beginners

Subject: Re: Learning Visual Basic - Books for beginners
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 18:43:13 -0500

"Newman, Sarah" wrote:
> Hello all,
> In the interests of becoming a more "techie" tech writer, I'd like to learn
> Visual Basic. I didn't find anything in the archives. Here are some of the
> books for beginners that I've found:
> * Beginning Visual Basic 6 by Peter Wright
> * Microsoft Visual Basic Professional Step-by-Step by Michael
> Halverson
> * Visual Basic 6 for Dummies by Wally Wang
> * Learn to Program with Visual Basic 6 by John Smiley

I will comment briefly on the books I am familiar with.
Smiley's book is a fine just for beginners book. He does not go into any
depth, but gives you an easily read overview into its possibilities. The
MS book is an very fine a beginners book but goes into some more theory
and can be used as a reference book. Mastering Visual Basic, by MS Press
is a good all around VB reference book.

The dummies book, As they say in Brooklyn, fergitt aboubowed it.
IMNVHO, the best technical overview book is Visual Basic From the Ground
UP, by Gary Cornell. It is not as easy to read as the others, but it can
double as a reference book.


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