Books: Delve Into OOP in VB.NET
An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming with Visual Basic .NET shows you how to develop object-oriented solutions in VB.NET by showing you everything from capturing requirements to how to implement your object-oriented designs.
- By Joel Semeniuk
VB.NET developers can finally participate in a fully object-oriented programming (OOP) world. You can't talk about OOP, however, without looking at the full object-oriented software development lifecycle and Dan Clark's book An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming with Visual Basic .NET. This book will help you understand how to develop object-oriented solutions by showing you everything from capturing requirements to how to implement your object-oriented designs.
The book is divided into three parts. Part one builds a foundation of object-oriented software development concepts by providing an overview methodologies, designs, and concepts that drive the paradigm regardless of programming language or tools. Here you'll also learn how to identify and model classes using Unified Modeling Language, and you'll become aware of some of the common OOP design pitfalls.
Part two teaches you how to create classes and class hierarchies in VB.NET, as well as understand how to collaborate between classes through a class's exposed methods, properties, and events.
In part three, Clark walks you through writing applications in VB.NET using OOP principles. You'll learn how to implement business logic and build WinForms and Web Forms-based applications.
Clark does a great job of sticking to object-oriented development and not veering into topics such as data access or application architecture design patterns, which could easily cloud the book's key concepts. The book provides a good foundation of concepts and examples that developers who are new to VB.NET and object-oriented programming concepts can use to get on the right track.
An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming with Visual Basic .NET
by Dan Clark
Quick Facts: Provides a foundation of object-oriented development methodologies and concepts, along with details on how to do OOP with VB.NET.
Pros: Sticks to the topic of OOP without getting into other technical details of VB.NET.
Cons: Needs to provide the reader with a "where do I go next" that would help provide a roadmap of learning.
Joel Semeniuk is a founder of Imaginet Resources Corp., a Canada-based Microsoft Gold Partner. Currently, Joel is also serving as an Executive VP of Agile Project Management Tools at Telerik. He is also a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP Microsoft ALM, with a degree in Computer Science. With more than 18 years of experience, Joel specializes in helping organizations around the world realize their potential through maturing their software development and information technology practices. Joel is passionate about Application Lifecycle Management tooling, techniques and mindsets, and regularly speaks at conferences around the world on a wide range of ALM topics.