Hi Rod , your book is amazing .
Thanks! I hope everyone thinks so!
1) Why you don´t write Stephens' VB2010 Programming with Visual Studio 2010 24-Hour Trainer (version VB of you book of C#)?
It's not a bad idea. I'll suggest it to my publisher. If this book does well enough, they may let me do that.
2) It´s good or bad to learn VB and C# at the same time?
This will depend mostly on your particular learning style and ability to multi-task and keep topics separate in your head. If you can keep them separate, you will notice the points where the languages are different and where they are similar and that may help. (There are very similar! Visual Basic and C# are practically identical except for the differences in syntax, which are fairly large.)
Personally I have trouble switching back and forth between languages frequently. Right now I'm doing a lot of VB
and C# programming and I find myself mixing the syntaxes up. Doing things like using ' for comments in C# and // for comments in VB
. Or starting a VB
variable declaration with int instead of Dim. It only takes me a second to realize what's wrong and fix it but it could be confusing if you're still learning.
So in general, I would not really recommend learning two languages at the same time unless you really have to. (For example, if you're trying to get your undergraduate CS requirements done and your course load requires it.)
Once you learn one language, learning others will be easier so this won't be much of a problem. And if you learn C# then learning VB
will be a lot easier later (and vice versa).