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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It's the editor!
by dsmogor on Mon 11th Jun 2012 06:12 UTC
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

As much as I felt dirty doing VB6 job its editor doing real-time syntax formatting/enforcement was an awesome feat.
After TurboAssembler for C64 that was the most comfortable / intuitive editing environment I have ever encountered.
I sucks that nobody hasn't seriously translated that to other languages.

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RE: It's the editor!
by sergio on Mon 11th Jun 2012 06:56 in reply to "It's the editor!"
sergio Member since:
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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RE: It's the editor!
by dnebdal on Tue 12th Jun 2012 13:21 in reply to "It's the editor!"
dnebdal Member since:
2008-08-27

The best Java editors have rather nice inline help and autocomplete these days, as does Visual Studio (though it depends on the language - C# is probably the one where it works best).

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