Tuesday, March 08, 2005

VB Revolt?

Come on! You didn't see Fox developers getting all upset when MS bundled and then un-bundled their favorite product...oops! I'm sorry, yes you did.

Rich Levin has it right when he says:
There's no reason, technical or otherwise, why Visual Basic 6 can't coexist with Visual Basic .NET, just as Microsoft Visual FoxPro coexists with Access, just as Microsoft Visual C++ coexists with Visual C#, and just as Microsoft's Macintosh division coexists with the company's overarching Windows focus.

But the reality is - retaining VB 6 would be like MS keeping FoxPro updated. Should they do it? Yes - but at what cost? Do they keep VB /DOS around? No.

The price of progress? Yes - BUT maybe MS should realize that not every developer has the same resources that theirs have.

Personally - I think VB.net is far superior to VB - but that hasn't stopped many VB devs from looking at other areas.

Time will tell....

Scobleizer: Microsoft Geek Blogger

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