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[3]: Memories...
by dnebdal on Mon 11th Jun 2012 08:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Memories..."
dnebdal
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2008-08-27

You can get quite far in the world with only a modest understanding of math. ;)

One thing I've noticed from the outside is that at higher levels, maths seems to share some of the same features as programming: You've got classes of things, transformations that can be done on them to get other types of things, properties that are (or are not) comparable, and ... I might be mistaken, but it looks like going deeper into mathematics takes you from algebra and other busywork into something that tastes vaguely like a really convoluted OO type/class system. Fascinating stuff; shame I've gotten distracted by bioinformatics instead.

Oh, and if you do ever want to play around with it again, there are a number of nice and useful languages out there. I'm fond of python, some like ruby, and on windows you might want to look at the .net family (VB.net would seem obvious, but you might want to look at C# - it's a neat language, though slightly further over on the obvious vs. compact scale.)

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