Monday, March 14, 2005

Developers slam Microsoft's Visual Basic plan | CNET News.com

Developers slam Microsoft's Visual Basic plan | CNET News.com: "More than 100 influential developers using Microsoft products have signed a petition demanding the software company reconsider plans to end support for Visual Basic in its 'classic' form.
The developers, members of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional program which recognizes influential members of the developer community, claim the move could kill development on millions of Visual Basic 6 (VB6) applications and 'strand' programmers that have not been trained in newer languages."

This might have been reasonable in 2002, but it's unrealistic now, with Visual Studio 2005 expected to be released this summer; VB in VS 2005 will be a very different story in terms of learning curve etc.
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