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Microsoft Visual Basic 2008

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by cmiddlet78, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. cmiddlet78

    cmiddlet78 Registered Member

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    I'm interested in learning Visual Basic to create my own programs. Do any1 know of any good learning material?
     
  2. SupraFast

    SupraFast Junior Member

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    Did you search google?
     
  3. cmiddlet78

    cmiddlet78 Registered Member

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    Yes i was just asking for suggestions.
     
  4. jammie

    jammie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    suggestion; don't learn vb.

    it WILL teach you bad habits which stop you when you move onto using a proper language.

    Might aswell stick to a proper OO language like C++ or Java.
     
  5. loginname

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    Check out asp.net, it's a great website for learning .net. Also I recommend amazon.com where you can buy .net books. And don't forget oreilly.com and wrox.com. visual basic 2008 is .net.
    I've bought my 20 .net books from amazon.com
     
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    pewep Power Member

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    I learned vb.net as a first language and to be honest I loved it. A novice basic programmer can code a similar program faster than an more experienced java or C++ programmer.
     
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    loginname Regular Member

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    Agree on what you wrote, I prefer C# as it's easier to learn than c++, got support for anonnymous methods and better multithread support than vb.net
     
  9. cmiddlet78

    cmiddlet78 Registered Member

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    Thanks guys for the information.
     
  10. minute80

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    Learn Python, much more powerful and easier than VB.NET. But in any case visit freebookspot.com and you will find plethora of material there.
     
  11. jammie

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    i *LOVE* c#, i use the XNA framework quite abit. I also love the lessons they've learnt from java and wrapped it up with the performance and power of C.

    you can code anything quickly in VB/VB.net, but you will learn bad habits, you'll write sloppy code and things like threads & simple memory management are obscured and you can't access their power effectively.

    Oh, and have fun parsing a DOM object in VB.net or sending an XML request. Can be done but they're so tedious it's not worth it.

    Python is good too. Potentially great however honestly i've never used it (yet). If you fancy some easy money, learn it & write iphone apps. Easy money.
     
  12. SNiiP3R

    SNiiP3R Newbie

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    The only significant difference between C# and VB.NET is pointers. VB.NET cannot access memory directly like C# does. However, you can still do it in VB using API.

    You can't write sloppy code with VB.NET, the days of VB4/5/6 are over. VB.NET is completely different from its predecessors. It is fully object-oriented, the syntax and the logic is somewhat different from VB6. It is every bit as powerful as C#, it has full access to the .NET Framework and its compiled applications generally be just as fast and efficient as similar applications written in C#.

    At the end it comes down to personal preference.....