Tag: vb vs. c#

Visual Basic Bashing

I am a former Microsoft Visual Basic MVP (7 years running) and I love VB. Now, I also do a lot of work in C# and I like to think that I do both programming languages equally well. However, I much prefer VB over C#, and I really dislike some of these morons who have nothing better to do than bash VB with incredibly stupid remarks, such as “VB is a toy language”, “When is Microsoft going to get rid of VB?” In particular the last phrase annoys me. If you don’t like a programming language, fine stick with whatever language you know (if any), but stop spoiling other developer’s joy of using a particular language. I wonder if that particular individual knows that the number of Microsoft supplied .NET based languages are increasing with the release of the .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010? Actually, I don’t wonder as I’m sure the individual didn’t have that in mind. Sigh…