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Learning VB.NET

Discussion in 'Scripting & Programming' started by wideboy_west, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. wideboy_west

    wideboy_west Bit Poster

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    Hi All

    I am keen on learning VB.NET 2003.

    I have programming experience but no OO knowledge. I want to do a MCAD shortly but first want to do some VB.NET from books.

    Anyone know the best books to start? Also do I need to buy visual studio 2003? I have windows XP home do I need Pro?

    Thanks in Advance :biggrin
     
  2. fortch

    fortch Kilobyte Poster

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    Have you checked out the Express Editions?
     
    Certifications: A+,Net+,Sec+,MCSA:Sec,MCSE:Sec,mASE
  3. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    You really ought to have Pro so that you can start using IIS to practice your ASP.NET stuff. There is an alternative which is Cassini web server which is a free download, and the 2005 express products come with their own 'local' web host.

    There are loads of great books out there. I tend to use Amazon, and make a point of reading the reader's reviews. These books are typically bought by people looking to improve their skills in some way - and the reviews tell you a lot about how useful the book actually is.

    Good luck!
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  4. Keimos

    Keimos Byte Poster

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  5. tuvanit

    tuvanit Nibble Poster

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    XP home is enough ^^
     
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