In this excerpt from Visual Basic 2015 in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, James Foxall gives you a quick tour of Visual Basic that takes you step by step through creating a complete, albeit small, Visual Basic program.
In this chapter from Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, 3rd Edition, Lars Powers and Mike Snell focus on the foundations of .NET programming in C# and Visual Basic. They start by highlighting new features of the languages for those who are already familiar with C# and VB. They then include a language primer as a review of some basic .NET programming tasks. They then cover some more in-depth programming features, enhancements to C# 6.0 and VB 14, and language-related IDE enhancements. The chapter concludes with an overview and map of the .NET Framework class library.
Concluding his series on new and improved features in C# 6, Bill Wagner, author of Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C#, Second Edition, discusses new syntax for static methods that will really de-clutter your code, along with improved overload resolution that reduces ambiguity by helping the compiler to make better method-overload choices.
In this chapter from Visual Basic 2015 Unleashed, you get an overview of both the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern and the Asynchronous Programming Model; then you learn about the Asynchronous Pattern, which is without a doubt one of the most important features in Visual Basic language. You will see how easily you can now write modern and responsive applications via asynchronous code.
Wow, who abducted our Windows 10 assumptions and left this smooth running and easy-to-use Operating System in their place?
It's time to consider the foibles of Laptop Life...
I have several types of mobile devices, both low-cost Android tablets and iPads and smartphones of all types and vendors. Maybe you've discovered problems similar to these I list?
Windows 8 was envisioned as a desktop OS capable of fighting the consumers' fling with Tablets. Now that the war is against Tablets AND PC's, can Windows 10 draw consumers to it?
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