A bit specialist perhaps, but good deals for the Microsoft programmers among you!
Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step
Teach yourself the fundamentals of working with Visual Basic 2008 - one step at a time. With STEP BY STEP, you work at your own pace through hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises. Whether you're a beginning programmer or new to this specific language, you'll understand the core capabilities and fundamental techniques for Visual Basic 2008 - and rapidly build robust, elegant applications. Each chapter puts you to work, showing you how, when, and why to use the latest features of Visual Basic - guiding you each step of the way as you create actual components and working applications for Windows. You'll also explore data management and Web-based development topics. PLUS - get practice files with sample code and data sets on the companion CD.
Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Step by Step 3rd Edition
Get the hands-on, step-by-step guide to learning the latest enhancements in Microsoft Visual C# 2008. Visual C#, one of the tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, is a modern programming language designed to deliver a productive environment for creating business frameworks and reusable object-oriented components. Whether you're a beginning programmer or new to the Visual C# programming language, you'll learn how to use the fundamental features of Visual Studio 2008 and gain a basic understanding of the latest enhancement of the Visual C# language. You'll work at your own pace through hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises, get started creating components and working Windows applications, and build your knowledge as you start creating your first Visual C# - based applications. You'll also explore how to create data management and Web-based applications. In each chapter, work through learn-by-doing exercises that demonstrate how, when, and why to use the many features of the Visual C# rapid application development environment. Includes a companion CD with code samples, data sets, and a fully searchable eBook.
Programming Windows Services with Microsoft Visual Basic 2008
Get the practical reference to developing Windows services with Visual Basic 2008. Addressing the leading trend of software as a service, this guide illustrates how developers with intermediate Visual Basic skills can design and implement Web services. It addresses a critical gap in the developer literature today, showing that services can be developed with Visual Basic 2008 - and are not restricted to XML-based applications or Microsoft Visual C#. Software as a service is changing the dynamic between rich and thin clients. As device types multiply, users expect always-on connectivity to link them to the robust Web and corporate applications they use on the desktop. Services, which offload data storage and processing tasks to a server, run efficiently on Web platforms on any device. Services do not need to be a complex coding task - and this is the ideal resource for creating modern, service-oriented applications. It covers integration of services with other Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft BizTalk Server, Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), and Microsoft SQL Server. Plus, you'll get extensive code snippets and sample applications.