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Moving to VB .NET: Strategies, Concepts and Code
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Visual Basic .NET or C#: Which to Choose
Regular Expressions with .NET
Obfuscating .NET: Protecting your code from prying eyes
Tracing and Logging in .NET
Telling Time with .NET
Hijacking .NET (series)
Exploring .NET (series)
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Visual Basic .NET or C#: Which to Choose (VS2005 and VS2003 editions)
Which language should you choose when migrating to Microsoft's new .NET platform? On one hand you have Visual Basic.NET, a successor to Visual Basic that has been redesigned from the ground up to work seamlessly with .NET. On the other hand you have C#, a relatively new language that everyone knows is intended to compete with Java, even though nobody at Microsoft would ever say so. Which of these two languages should you choose for your .NET development?
In these E-books by best-selling author Dan Appleman, you will find an in-depth comparison of the two languages. In a feature by feature, head to head contest, Appleman pulls no punches in calling the winner in each case.
But the technical comparison is only the beginning. With a keen eye to the business issues involved in language choice, the author focuses on the economic issues involved in this decision, considering the cost of retraining and long term support as well as that of initial development.
By considering not only technical and economic issues, but also social and psychological issues, the author provides the kind of practical real-world information that is almost impossible to find in an industry dominated by conflicting interests and marketing hype.
Available in editions for Visual Studio 2003 and Visual Studio 2005.
Updated for the final release of VS 2005
|Some developers have asked if the author actually answers the question of which to choose. The answer: Yes - he does.|