My wife <gasp> declared last week that she wants to learn to program. We sat down and did the whole hello world thing, but that got boring and not-concrete very quickly.
Enter Programming Sudoku from Wei-Meng Lee. This little gem walks you through building a Sudoku generator and solver in Visual Basic 2005.
This book is easy to follow and at the end you'll end up with a very complete (and extendible) WinForms application.
I'm a fan of programming books that walk the reader through the creation of an application (and the thought behind the decisions) from start to finish. Reminds me of the apps I used to type in from Compute! magazine.
Now playing: Stephen Lynch - Bowling Song (Almighty Malachi, Professional Bowling God)