June 24, 2008 3:50pm CST
I have been away from programming for quite some time and now I realized that the Programming Languages that I know or at least the versions are obsolete. I used to do systems or programs in Clipper 5.2 and Visual Basic 4. Now, Clipper is seldom heard and Visual Basic version is now .Net. Would anyone know where I can get good documentations for free and perhaps a trial version of the program so I can practice and be up to date. Thanks in advance.
25 Jun 08
It is not clear what you want to learn from you explanation. if want to learn C#, Vb.net, asp.net etc. then you can refer to Microsoft MSDN but if you think that information is too much for you. you can download some books from these websites. www.chmpdf.com www.flazx.com there are lot more websites where you can find books. Now about tools for learning languages like C#, Vb.net, asp.net etc. Mircosoft provides Express version of Tools for these language which is free for learners and students. you can download them to learn .net programming. Each language has its own express edition. For learning C# you have to download Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition. For learning VB.Net you have to download Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition. For learning Visual C++ you have to download Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition. For learning asp.net or website development you have to download Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition. For learning MSSQL you can download SQL Server 2005 Express Edition. you can download these tool from this website http://www.microsoft.com/express/ Hope this helps.
25 Jun 08
Thank you very much toogle, I really appreciate this information. I have downloaded the MS VB 2008 Express Edition and installed it. I hope I can get the most out of it and be able to hone my programming/developing knowledge. You have earned the best response for this discussion. Kudos.