In the time I have spent using .NET I have found myself saying “Thank you Duncan!” many times when a problem I was having was quickly resolved by reading one of the many MSDN articles written by Duncan Mackenzie. His many contributions include the MSDN “Coding 4 Fun” column. He has always been a great resource providing great material that really teaches instead of just providing code.
I have finally been able to pick up his new book “Microsoft Visual Basic .Net 2003 Kick Start” written with contributors Andy Baron, Erik Porter, and Joel Semeniuk. I congratulate all of them on work well done. The book offers quick and concise information that helps a beginner get up to speed quickly, while still providing some very solid information for the more experienced. I especially like the “Shop Talk” inserts that give quick answers to some common, but often difficult to find answers for questions. This is an excellent resource book that also provides specific information for anybody moving from VB6 to .Net.
Great job Duncan, and thanks for all the information you have contributed to the community.