Visual Basic 2008  




Ever since Visual Basic was merged into .NET, it’s become the core language for creating business applications with Windows. The latest version, VB 2008, is even more useful — and provides even more incentive for migrating from VB 6. All it lacks is a good book on how to harness its power. Programming Visual Basic 2008 fills the void. Written in a lively and engaging style by a developer who’s grown up with Visual Basic, including both VB 6 and VB .NET, this hands-on guide addresses the core topics of the new VB, from basic to complex, with plenty of code examples. Programming Visual Basic 2008 also examines .NET programming from the application level with a chapter-by-chapter plan for developing, documenting, and deploying a full data-driven application. You learn, step-by-step, how to build and deploy a library management system, complete with patron, inventory, and barcode support. The book’s broad range of topics include: VB language and its syntax An overview of the .NET Framework Object-oriented development in VB and .NET Generic objects, collections, and nullable types Design and management of software projectsWindows Formsinterface designsource code Encryption and authentication in .NET Interacting with data stored in files and directories Web development using ASP.NET Deploying an application to a user’s workstation And much more Programming Visual Basic 2008 is ideal for VB 6 programmers who are ready to move to .NET, as well as VB.NET programmers who wish to improve their project-focusedsoftware development skills. Programming novices and developers coming from other languages will find the book valuable because of its language instruction and project design knowledge. Once you finish the book, you will have a firm grasp of VB 2008’s core concepts and language elements, and understand how to build VB projects as they were intended — as complete, cohesive solutions. with ADO.NET The new LINQ feature, and how to use it within VB and .NET Embedding XML within application Database design with SQL Server 2008 Database Integrating desktop features with

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Mastering Dojo  



The last couple of years have seen big changes in server-side web programming. Now it’s the client’s turn; Dojo is the toolkit to make it happen and Mastering Dojo shows you how.

Dojo is a set of client-side JavaScript tools that help you build better web applications. Dojo blurs the line between local, native applications and browser based applications; the browser becomes the user interface platform. “Modern” browsers provide an incomplete, inconvenient, and incompatible programming environment, but Dojo eliminates these problems. While there are many JavaScript libraries available, most focus on just one thing (for example, effects libraries, perceived JavaScript omissions, or HTML widgets). Dojo addresses all of these functional areas-and many others-extensively.

In Mastering Dojo, you’ll get the whole story, from basic usage to advanced idioms. Mastering Dojo starts out with a fast moving
tutorial that will give you techniques that you can start using right away. You’ll learn all about Dojo Core–the foundation on which all things Dojo stand. See how you can modularize your project for development and automatically package your release for optimal download performance. You’ll also learn how Dojo:
augments the core JavaScript library fixes the event system simplifies DOM programming provides a complete classtreeInternet Application. and grid controls. Finally, you’ll get an in-depth look at how to design and build a single-page, rich definition facility includes a powerful remote scripting (XHR) framework … and much more. You’ll love using Dojo’s HTML user interface control widget system, Dijit. See how to use over 40 widgets, including the rich yet easy-to-use

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