Media praise for Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook

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"...in my life as a developer, I am constantly looking for better ways of accomplishing tasks as well as learning how to do new tasks well. To this end, I will always seek out references that will prove valuable. One of these will be Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook."
-- T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics.org

"This book, however, is a bit different. It presents hundreds of 'recipes', each solving a real-world problem. Some 'recipes' are less than a page long, while others span many pages. The cool part is this: most of these recipes stand on their own. You don't have to read them in order. You can choose the recipe that corresponds to your particular need, read it, and apply it to your own program. Sweet."
-- Jerry Dixon, Jerry Dixon's Blog, .NET Developers Journal

"The authors provide coding recipes for accomplishing many common tasks that can save programmers many hours of work. There are more than 300 recipes that Visual Basic programmers may encounter on a regular basis. Reusable code snippets can be downloaded so that readers can apply the examples that are described in detail in the book. Solutions cover a variety of programming topics, from string and number manipulations to animations, cryptography, and matrix transformations."
-- Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"This book has got something for everybody from beginners to advanced developers. It's got a lot of time saving solutions to the development problems that you will face. You can also call it a code library with good documented code that you can use in your development. It's the sort of book that can keep handy next to your workstation (you never know when you are in a fix and you need it or you can just pick it up to learn something new that you can use later)."
-- MSS, Wellington Windows Mobile User Group

"...the Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook offers up a set of recipes for solving a wide swatch of common problems--and imparts the basics of pros and cons to the solving process. "
-- Diane Donovan, California Bookwatch

"While traditional programming books examine only the basic fundamentals, this cookbook provides ideas for improving your knowledge by teaching how to actually perform a specific task which you will not find anywhere else...I must say that the book is a complete reference manual for crazy Visual Basic 2005 programmers as it contains a bunch of useful information which is not readily available anywhere and I have no hesitation to give this book a five star rating."
-- Anand Narayanaswamy, ASPAlliance.com

"Visual Basic (VB) 2005 Cookbook is an excellent quick solution guide for common VB programming tasks beyond the standard or basic programming routines...The book is broken up into common sense sections and each section gets to the heart of the matter quickly. Each problem listed includes a brief description of what's to be accomplished and then provides code samples for actually completing the task. As a side benefit, the book is also available through the Safari system at the O'Reilly site. Having been in the computer industry for 20+ years, I've always found O'Reilly books to hit the mark when looking for information; VB 2005 Cookbook is no exception! I highly recommend this book. "
-- Tim Polito, Chautaqua Cyber Club, Inc.



"...a well thought out, well laid out book that allows you to quickly find the concepts that you need to solve your problem."
--T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics.org