Book worm said
Quite a thick, heavy book with so many topics covered, but this book seems to be as a reference only. Beginner programmer will learn some skills from this, but if building a complete application from start to finish is your aim, go find another book. This will give you the idea how to do it in a straigh forward manner, but it is really up to you to recall those ideas and apply the skills learned, not the approach i'm looking for but overall a good book!
Jessica Mowrey said
This is a good book, but many of the assignments are confusing. There were many assignments where the instructions could be interpretted in several different ways.
As a beginner, This book is very easy to understand and to follow the instruction in building the case study.
V. Lo said
This is good for people with no experience on VB programming. The step by step coding and explanations are the best of this book.
Burton Houck said
I've been a self-taught developer off and on for ten years and I've relied on books primarily for learning new languages. And the Murach series are consistently the very best texts for self-paced learning. The latest VB offering carries on the tradition with very clear and consise explanations, along with helpful real-world application demonstrations and exercises at the end of the chapter. And none of the pages and pages of errata you must sort thru with many companies (Wrox ... God, don't get me started. :o( ). I'm giving it a FIVE to offset some of the ridiculous assertions made elsewhere about this excellent text.