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  • Joel Spolsky, founder and CEO of Stack Overflow has just described the VB6 programming language as "the most perfect programming environment ever created."

          http://www.businessinsider.com/stack-overflow-developer-study-2018-results-2018-3

    Good to see Visual Basic continuing.


    Microsoft support VB6 programming (VB6 Support Statement, VB6 Programming IDE Installer)


    But there is more

    Also for the third year in a row, Microsoft's Visual Basic 6 won the dubious honor of "Most Dreaded," with a resounding 89.9% of developers currently using the language saying that they have no interest in continuing to do so. This was something of a personal affront to Spolsky, who describes VB6 to Business Insider as "the most perfect programming environment ever created."


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    Thursday, April 5, 2018 9:41 AM

  • But there is more

    Also for the third year in a row, Microsoft's Visual Basic 6 won the dubious honor of "Most Dreaded," with a resounding 89.9% of developers currently using the language saying that they have no interest in continuing to do so.

    But is done in the same way of asking in Gaza: "Who are the most dreaded folk in the world"  

    I once was at a meeting where a Microsoft Guy was asking: "who is using .Net VB." He did it with a smile and thought to get no response. He changed his program after that 60% raised their hands. 

    Be aware that the VB6 environment did mainly exist from 3 things:
    The IDE, Windows Forms, the Language. 

    It is a pity that Windows Forms is so much disregarded by Microsoft and they did come with solutions which never could replace that in the logical and easy way of use. 


    Success
    Cor





    Thursday, April 5, 2018 10:07 AM

  • But there is more

    Indeed there is, Karen.

    Such as the fact that the number of respondents to the 'VB6 is the most dreaded language among VB6 users' (I paraphrase) is so tiny that StackOverflow don't even show it.

    Yet many readers will see "100,000 respondents" and "VB6 is the most dreaded", without realizing this only shows how many of the tiny number of the VB6 respondents to this question (on a forum not favored by VB6 users) don't like using VB6.
    Sad that coders should not realize this.

    And yet if you ask the same question on say vbforums.com you would get a quite different response.


    Microsoft support VB6 programming (VB6 Support Statement, VB6 Programming IDE Installer)


    Thursday, April 5, 2018 10:24 AM

  • But there is more

    Also for the third year in a row, Microsoft's Visual Basic 6 won the dubious honor of "Most Dreaded," with a resounding 89.9% of developers currently using the language saying that they have no interest in continuing to do so.

    But is done in the same way of asking in Gaza: "Who are the most dreaded folk in the world"  

    I once was at a meeting where a Microsoft Guy was asking: "who is using .Net VB." He did it with a smile and thought to get no response. He changed his program after that 60% raised their hands. 

    Be aware that the VB6 environment did mainly exist from 3 things:
    The IDE, Windows Forms, the Language. 

    It is a pity that Windows Forms is so much disregarded by Microsoft and they did come with solutions which never could replace that in the logical and easy way of use. 


    Success
    Cor





    Oh NO!!!

    For the first time ever, I agree with a post Cor has made.

    What has happened?  I must go and lay down ;)


    Microsoft support VB6 programming (VB6 Support Statement, VB6 Programming IDE Installer)

    Thursday, April 5, 2018 10:30 AM
  • Hi Cor,

    For the record, Microsoft is currently looking at Windows forms once more at the present time.


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    Thursday, April 5, 2018 10:54 AM
  • Joel Spolsky, founder and CEO of Stack Overflow has just described the VB6 programming language as "the most perfect programming environment ever created."

          http://www.businessinsider.com/stack-overflow-developer-study-2018-results-2018-3

    Good to see Visual Basic continuing.


    Microsoft support VB6 programming (VB6 Support Statement, VB6 Programming IDE Installer)


    What a jerk.

    Thursday, April 5, 2018 11:28 AM
  • Joel Spolsky, founder and CEO of Stack Overflow has just described the VB6 programming language as "the most perfect programming environment ever created."

          http://www.businessinsider.com/stack-overflow-developer-study-2018-results-2018-3

    Good to see Visual Basic continuing.




    Yes, it's alive and well in Visual Basic .NET. :-)

    Paul ~~~~ Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)

    Thursday, April 5, 2018 1:48 PM
  • Joel Spolsky is not a recognized authority on programming languages; his opinion is as relevant as millions of other developers.

    Also, you say "programming language" and quoted him saying "programming environment"; they are not the same.



    Sam Hobbs
    SimpleSamples.Info


    Thursday, April 5, 2018 5:35 PM