by Bernard T
I found these articles very interesting because it broke down the history of Visual Basics and it praised it a lot for its easy to use interface. The articles gave a bunch of examples in favor of VB, like I mentioned above it is easy to use because of its drag and drop capabilities and easy to use commands. Looking through the Web for topics about VB I was able to see a lot of how it works, although there is nothing like firsthand experience I was still able to see some of its power in action. I’ve always wondered how non technical people were able to make applications and programs; How would one get started I wondered, what tools would they use? I guess this is one of the easier ways to do them.
The articles also mentioned how it would take weeks for programmers to write up a code for something that took seconds to do in VB. Many companies out there still use VB and a lot of their platforms are based off of VB and like some of the authors mentioned, it would take a lot of time and money for them to change their whole system around. Programmers often mention that when something works, why change it? Many of them have found VB to be the best solution to their needs and because of this I believe that VB will still be around even after the announcement of it taking a backseat in a Windows 8 environment. I liked the way some blogger put it so much that I used it for my title, “Visual Basic is not dead, its undead!” Many people point out that even with no support from Microsoft which is essentially cutting of its legs from beneath it while stabbing its heart repeatedly, It still continues to live on like a zombie. This is because I believe that unless you shoot its brain, which are the countless programmers who still use and support VB then will still continue to lumber around, bloody but not defeated.
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