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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Put 50,000 simultaneous users on a VB frontended database application and let me know how that works out for you...

This has nothing to do with the VB frontends, but everything with the backend.

Web applications suffer from the same issues, with the added complexity that part of the UI is also running server side.

The "webification" of this stuff is not about making pleasant interfaces for line of business apps with 20 users all running the same machines - it is about scalability and platform/vendor independence.

User interfaces do not have anything to do with server side scalability.

As for web interfaces being pleasant. I curse every time I need to maintain a mountain of CSS/HTML/JavaScript garbage that could be easily done in a RAD tool.

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