Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 10th Oct 2005 01:07 UTC
.NET (dotGNU too) John Traenkenschuh was puzzled by developers who seemed reluctant to switch from VB 6 to Visual Basic .NET. Then a little experimentation showed him that something even better is coming soon: Visual Basic 2005. Using an old familiar teaching program, he shows how new features make the transition worthy even of those old VB 6 diehards.
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Re: The Corporate World
by DoctorPepper on Mon 10th Oct 2005 11:54 UTC
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Yes, sad but true. However, this tells nothing about VB as a language. The corporate world has its own rules and some of them are totally lame.

Yep, you've got a point there. At the place I was working before, they had a lot of PowerBuilder, Clipper and Turbo Pascal applications that had been developed over quite a lot of years. They were systematically either decommissioning them, merging them into something else, or rewriting them into VB.

I think a lot of the reason corporations use and stick with VB is the large pool of developers it has garnered over the years. In Jacksonville, Florida, you can almost lean out a window, spit, and hit a VB developer ;-)

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