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Visual Basics {Comments Off on Visual Basics}

by Michael M
The article I read today was actually really interesting it basically went over visual basics and how it actually got started. Visual basics was created by Microsoft by John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz. It was a program that was a great design and one that really tied Microsoft up into the computers. It was a program that  was created to make writing programs easier for users. It was one of the most widely used softwares at one point. Microsoft has been moving to a more powerful software that was redesigned and created in 2005 it is the .net. It may be one of Microsofts mistakes because they are forcing users that are so prone to using their old software to change and learn the .net program because they are no longer going to support the old one. Users are beginning to either switch over to the .net while other users are switching to different companies because if they have to adapt to change they might as well learn something new. The cool thing about visual basic is it allows users to build what they want and draw which the part of why it is called visual. Some people say that visual basic helps people that cannot program but that is not true because if you can program this tool can help make your programs that much better because it can help you out while you program. Visual basics is object oriented and also allows for inheritance with the .net version. Prior versions did not support that. read more...

Visual Studio gets an upgrade and everyone is happy. {Comments Off on Visual Studio gets an upgrade and everyone is happy.}

by Salvador A
From the date that this article was written, Visual Studios got an upgrade to its IDE. Now an IDE is an Integrated Development Environment. The great thing about these is that they can help a developer out by either compiling as they type and showing mistakes on the fly or point out the mistakes during compile or run time. But the upgrades that visual studio got all where aimed to help out the developer by allowing the searching of items through keywords or a tree structure. These new additions are important because it facilitates searching through large numbers of items, with either keywords or trees. Another great addition was the ability to look at previous debugging sessions, this is great because now they do not have to rerun test cases to or make inferences from the current data, they can simply look to the previous runs and see just what exactly happened. Another thing worth mentioning is the Team Foundation Server Project Server Integration Feature Pack. This new pack facilitates and bridges any gaps that might come from different developers working under different software models (such as agile, waterfall, etc.). read more...