Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 00:38 UTC, submitted by judgen
Windows "Microsoft recently extended 'It Just Works' compatibility for Visual Basic 6 applications through the full lifetime of Windows 8. Visual Basic 6 first shipped in 1998, so its apps will have at least 24 years of supported lifetime. Contrast that with the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 (2002), which is incompatible with Windows 7 (2009)."
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RE: Memories...
by zima on Mon 11th Jun 2012 06:17 UTC in reply to "Memories..."
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Unfortunately I never was very good at anything more complex than that


It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.


(but more seriously: if you want to revisit it, you might also look into Gambas or, particularly, XNA ...yeah, in the latter, not exactly the same - but OTOH easy dev on Windows Phone, among other targets, and IIRC you want to get WP handset)

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