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My book "Visual Basic 2010 Unleashed" is available

I'm pleased to announce that my book "Visual Basic 2010 Unleashed" is finally live! It's my first English book and it offers more than 1200 pages where the syntax of Visual Basic 2010 is analyzed in details but it is also a book that describes how Visual Basic today can be used against the most recent Microsoft technologies for both Windows and the Web.

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It has been a really hard work but I feel proud of it :-) With regard to contents, actually this book is not intended for absolute beginners; instead it is intended for an audience having some experience with the .NET technology and the Visual Basic language. It is composed of 59 chapters and the last 4 of them is available on the Web only (yes, I wrote too much :-)). The book starts with the Visual Basic language fundamentals and then goes through the Object Oriented Programming aspects, analyzing advanced features of the language and of the Common Language Runtime as well. Among the topics, I covered data access with LINQ, the new Parallel Programming libraries, code contracts, building WPF & Silverlight applications, Web applications also targeting Windows Azure. I discuss about Windows Communication Foundation and WCF Data Services, setup & deployment, Office deployment and Visual Studio 2010 extensibility. The last part of the book, which is Web only, is about the Team System instrumentation, therefore analysis tools, IntelliTrace, unit tests and so on. Except for the last part of the book, most of the contents can be also applied to Visual Basic 2010 Express Edition.

The full list of the chapters and of the topics is available in this page from the InformIT web site, in the Sample Contents tab. We'll soon have 2 free sample chapters (I'll give you the download link as soon as I get it). The companion source code is also available from the same page.

I hope you will enjoy it!

Alessandro

Print | posted on mercoledì 12 maggio 2010 12:49 | Filed Under [ Visual Studio 2010 Visual Basic Visual Studio Tools for Office Silverlight/Windows Phone Windows Presentation Foundation Windows Communication Foundation LINQ/EF/OData .NET Framework Setup & Deployment Visual Studio Extensibility Visual Studio Express Editions ]

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