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Site offer It’s a familiar story for most computer programmers. You can write in C++ while you’re asleep and you could have a stab at creating a program using Java™ as well. However when it comes to Visual Basic you haven’t got a clue. Balancing which languages you specialise in and keeping a well-rounded knowledge of the hundreds of options available is difficult, but we at Reg Books are here to help!

We’re offering a 40 per cent discount on the RRP* on ten beginner programmer titles covering a range of languages that you might want to explore. So whether you just want a change of scenery in your programming career or to broaden your knowledge of languages you have yet to delve into, we have got you covered.

  • C++ Programming in Easy Steps | 3rd Edition
    Are you new to the C++ programming language? Then C++ Programming in Easy Steps is for you. The title makes no assumption that you have any previous experience and will guide you through each stage of programming in C++. It covers all of the basics so you can quickly create your own executable programs and ultimately create applications graphically in the free Microsoft® Visual C++ IDE.
  • Teach Yourself C++ in 24 Hours | Complete Starter Kit
    Do you need or want to get up to speed with C++ in a short time frame but you don’t know how to approach it? Well how about teaching yourself C++ in as little as 24 hours? Sounds interesting? Of course it does! Teach Yourself C++ in 24 Hours is your hands-on guide complete with all the examples of the language’s syntax and a detailed analysis of the code. By the end of the book you’ll have learnt all the fundamentals and be ready to create C++ applications. A CD is also included which provides you with all the source code needed for the book’s examples as well as the Cygnus Insight Debugger and the Dev-C++ IDE.
  • Microsoft® Visual C#® 2008 Step by Step
    Fancy dabbling with Visual C# 2008? Then let author John Sharp take you on a step-by-step guide to this programming language so you can get the most out of one of the most useful tools in Visual Studio® 2008. The book uses a hands-on method of learning by getting you to do exercises at your own pace which helps you develop the knowledge needed so that you can start creating your first Visual C# based applications. This title comes complete with a companion CD-ROM full of code samples, data sets, and a fully searchable eBook.
  • Head First C#
    So you’re sorted with Visual C# and you’d prefer an overall guide to the C# language? Then Head First C# is a perfect choice. It's a complete learning experience for object-orientated programming, C#, and the Visual Studio IDE and covers Visual C# 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and .NET Framework 3.5. This title teaches everything from the language fundamentals to advanced topics such as double-buffered animation and you’ll also master the popular LINQ syntax.
  • Java™ for Dummies®
    Want to use Java as the platform for your programming career? Then look no further than Java for Dummies which makes getting up and running with this programming language easy. Spanning from the basics of how to install and run Java to juggling values with arrays and collections, this title will enable you to create applications using Java 6 in no time.
  • Teach Yourself Java 6 in 21 Days
    With Teach Yourself Java 6 in 21 Days you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to create computer applications, web server servlets, and browser-launched Java Web Start applications in as little as three weeks. No previous programming experience is required and by following the 21 lessons in this book at your own pace you will learn the fundamentals of Java programming.
  • Visual Basic® in Easy Steps | 2nd Edition
    So you’re not interested in C++, C#, or even Java? How about using the latest Visual Basic programming environment? Visual Basic in Easy Steps is a fully illustrated and easy to follow guide that will help you Reg users understand the basics of Basic and how to create and deploy a fully functional and interactive Windows® application.
  • Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2008 Step by Step
    Fancy a hands-on approach to studying Visual Basic 2008? This Step by Step book will help you understand and appreciate the fundamentals of VB08 by allowing you to work through a series of exercises with the ultimate goal of building robust and elegant applications running under a Windows environment. Practice files with sample codes and data sets are also featured on a companion CD-ROM.
  • Beginning Programming for Dummies®
    So you’re a programmer but are not sure which language you should specialise in? Well Beginning Programming for Dummies might just be your saviour! Learn how to write programs for multiple platforms using various languages such as BASIC and C++ and discover how to programme for the Internet, and much more. This book also comes with a complementary CD-ROM.
  • Regular Expression Pocket Reference
    Regular Expression Pocket Reference is a handy little book which offers seasoned programmers a complete overview of the syntax and semantics of regular expressions that are at the centre of all text-processing applications. A perfect quick reference it covers API’s for all major programming languages including C#, Python, Java, .NET, PCRE and more.

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