Friday, March 21, 2008

Why Not VB.NET Books?

What’s with this trend of book publishers bringing out new books on topics (such as ASP.NET, LINQ, etc) that are C# focused, and only after about 2–3 months later does the VB.NET version of the same book make an appearance?

This sucks and is totally unfair.

Recently I looking forward to some LINQ related books from APress, only to find out that they’re for C# devs. Normally this isn’t a problem, as it’s quite easy to transfer the C# code to VB.NET. But I was thinking, why the hell should I be doing this anyway? Both the C# and VB.NET books should be made available at the same time.