Visual Basic 2010 books
Murach's Visual Basic 2010
This book presents the VB programming essentials that
you need to know before you can start developing web
applications. As such, it is a great introduction and
companion to our ASP.NET book. You can use it whenever
you need to learn new VB skills or refresh your memory
about old ones.
Murach's ADO.NET 4 Database Programming with VB 2010
This is our comprehensive book on .NET database programming
for VB applications, expanding what you learn in section 3 of the ASP.NET book. Since
most of the critical applications in any company are
database applications, this book should be required
reading for every professional VB developer.
Web programming books
Murach's HTML5 and CSS3
If you haven't done anything but dabble in HTML and CSS up until now, this book will let you expand your skills in a professional way. It covers today's best practices for using HTML5 and CSS3 in tandem, instead of doing a lot of direct formatting in HTML or tacking on CSS as an afterthought.
Murach's SQL Server 2012 for Developers
This book shows you how to write SQL statements in all their variations so you can code the right statements for your data sources. It's especially good if you're using Microsoft SQL Server databases with your VB applications, but it also works if you just want to learn standard SQL.
Murach's Oracle SQL and PL/SQL
If you're accessing Oracle databases from your ASP.NET applications instead of...or in addition to...SQL Server databases, this book covers the SQL variations and language features you need to know to write effective queries, stored procedures, and more.