Friday, April 1, 2011

Day 02 – Preferred programming language?

Visual Basic.NET (Visual Studio 2010)

Why?  Because historically, I progressed from:

  • AppleSoft BASIC
  • dBASE III Plus
  • FoxPro
  • Paradox
  • Access
  • VB 5.0
  • VB 6.0
  • VB.NET

In addition, Visual Basic.NET has the following advantages:

  • VB not only stands for Visual Basic, but also Verbose.  It is a verbose language, which assist with self-documentation, as I don’t have to guess as much which } closes which statement.
  • C#.NET coders are a dime a dozen.  You have to really love VB to go against the flow.  This makes you rare and more valuable.
  • All the Java developers hate you.  I can live with that because I am anti-LAMP:
  Open Source Microsoft
Operating System Linux Windows
Web Server Apache IIS
Database Server MySQL SQL Server
Language PHP/Java ASP.NET


  1. You'll have to wait for my post on Open Source vs. Proprietary...