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[2]: VB6.....
by lucas_maximus on Mon 11th Jun 2012 08:31 UTC in reply to "RE: VB6....."
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

As for .NET, is it even relevant anymore now that Metro and WinRT are on the scene? Are developers expected to start all over again every 3-5 years (from COM to .NET to Winforms to Silverlight/WPF to Metro) when MS changes its mind and decides that a technology that it 'bet the company on' should be replaced by a new technology that they're betting the company on?


TBH someone always says this. The .NET framework hasn't fundamentally changed since 2004-2009. Even with the update to 4.5

Most of the same techniques and technologies learnt for Silverlight WPF is pretty much the same as those that one would use in Metro.

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