The SLAR gets a review…

Ask and you shall receive… I just saw that Jose Fuentes posted a review of the SLAR… He gives me a hard time for not including VB content… And I understand that… I love VB, some of my best friends use VB… It was a painful decision to not use VB, but I did it because I wanted the book to initially focus on what was standardized… That said though, I’d be happy to do a VB book and\or translate the samples into VB if there were enough interest…


Comments (6)

  1. Keith Cox says:

    Brad – Would be very interesting to have the samples in VB. The more VB content the better!

  2. Corrado Cavalli says:

    Having a VB version of your book, will, once again, prove that MS is devoted to VB, as you prbably read from other blogs, people out there is ‘thinking" MS is abandoning VB in favor of C#…

  3. Darrell says:

    Translating the samples would be fine. Although I am not a big fan of trying to read a non-native language while learning, I think samples would be fine.

  4. Let the VB codes come. There is enough interest on them, for sure.

  5. Does it really matter? Every .NET developer should be able to read C#, and vice-versa, so I say pick whatever floats your boat when writing a book or article. There are enough translators around, particularly for C#->VB, that there really isn’t room to complain. The only case I can see it being really justified is for large code downloads that might be used off-the-shelf for customization (e.g., the starter kits and the like).

  6. J. Ambrose Little, although i’d be inclined to agree with you, I work with several people who have only ever programmed BASIC languages and have never had exposure to C/Java/Pascal or any other mainstream language for that matter. I am sure it would be helpful for them and people like them to see the VB code samples too, even if it meant viewing them online rather than printing another hardcopy version of the book.