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: It's the editor!
by sergio on Mon 11th Jun 2012 06:56 UTC in reply to "It's the editor!"
sergio
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2005-07-06

I'm with you on this. VB6's IDE was perfect, Ms always did damn good IDEs... but their underlying technologies in the late 90s sucked hard (VB, ASP, ActiveX, you name it).

VB6 is a tool to create frontends for DBs... like PowerPoint is a tool to create presentations, nothing more nothing less. But You can't take it seriously.

The problem is: Ms sold VB6 as a "real" development tool and a lot of people bought it. VB6 was even used in some colleges as an introduction to OOP (WTF!!). It's a shame, but It's true.

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