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Tag: visual basic
From a recent Ars Technical article called “The future of Microsoft’s languages“, emphasis mine:
In spite of its name, the current Visual Basic is not the same language as the ancient Visual Basic 6, nor the Visual Basic for Applications used for macroing. The transition to .NET in 2002, with what was called, at the time, Visual Basic.NET, left developers familiar with those languages high and dry; although the new language was called Visual Basic, and looked a bit like Visual Basic, it was really just C# in disguise. There was no good migration path from old to new, and much of the simplicity of those older languages was forfeit.
This is a primary reason why so many Visual Basic developers choose Xojo after trying Microsoft Visual Basic (.NET): they don’t want “C# in disguise”.
Speaking at one of their conferences, Gartner principal research analyst Adrian Leow said last week that enterprises are increasingly finding it difficult to build all the mobile apps they need. The demand for mobile apps is increasing far faster than the supply of mobile developers can create them and it’s only going to get worse. This is clearly a problem.
Xojo is a great alternative to Microsoft Visual Basic. If you have used VB in the past or are considering using it now, you might want to take a look at Xojo to see if it will fit your needs better.
At Xojo, we strive to keep things simple. A single language to build apps for Mac, Windows and Linux desktop, plus web, iOS and Raspberry Pi. With Xojo you simply develop faster.