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  1. #121
    Tom Shelton Guest

    Re: Will VB.NET be more stable than VB6?


    "Mike Mitchell" <kylix_is@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:u7mppukrq97ft9e4tu1dtg3fpca09sttum@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 2 Oct 2002 14:20:12 -0600, "Tom Shelton" <toms@dakcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Maybe we should have Mike clarify his position, before we continue this

    any
    > >farther.

    >
    > I did. See thread "Re: No subject".
    >
    > MM


    Yes, thank you... I saw it after this post.

    Tom Shelton



  2. #122
    Jay Glynn Guest

    Re: Will VB.NET be more stable than VB6?


    "Mike Mitchell" <kylix_is@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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    > On 3 Oct 2002 10:41:50 -0700, "Jay Glynn" <jlsglynn@hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Or more likely that some are willing to deal with the differences and

    shortcomings
    > >of .NET because we can see the benefits, understand the benefits and take
    > >advantage of the benefits. And for myself, the benefits far outweigh the
    > >shortcomings (or at least what you percieve as shortcomings ).

    >
    > ...but how to get the punters, the buying public, to recognise those
    > benefits, if benefits they truly be? That is the really difficult
    > question, and one which even Microsoft appears to have trouble getting
    > across.
    >
    > MM



    All things considered I think .NET has been successful. I was talking with
    someone that works with a contracting firm in town and he said that there is
    more .NET work then they can deal with. He's been through 3 projects,
    working on his 4th. They currently have 40 developers and the only ones on
    the bench are 4 Java guys. Microsoft may have stumbled a bit with the
    marketing of .NET, calling everything that comes from Redmond something .NET
    has only confused. The My Services thing was doomed from the start, and
    again Microsoft has marketed things so that some think the only thing you
    can do is web services with .NET. .NET is a big shift, I never claimed it
    wasn't. It will take large corps a while to grasp the bull by the horns as
    it were. I work for one of the largest financial services companies in the
    world and as of today I am the only person in the company actively writing
    ..NET code AFAIK. There are several projects in the pipeline that will
    probably use .NET, depending on the results of the project that I am working
    on now. I'm sure a lot of organizations are taking the same path to .NET.
    New stuff, a couple of pilot projects and then when they can see the benfits
    things really start to take off.



  3. #123
    Jason Guest

    Re: Will VB.NET be more stable than VB6?


    Mike Mitchell <kylix_is@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
    >....but how to get the punters, the buying public, to recognise those
    >benefits, if benefits they truly be? That is the really difficult
    >question, and one which even Microsoft appears to have trouble getting
    >across.
    >
    >MM


    Why does it matter, Mike, when you have already said that you refuse to use
    Visual Studio .NET for philosophical reasons? If you aren't going to use
    the product, then why worry about the benefits?

  4. #124
    Bob Guest

    Re: Will VB.NET be more stable than VB6?

    In article <3d9973dc@10.1.10.29>, jens@esalar.be says...
    <snip>
    > And MM, if you don't want to call VB.NET BASIC anymore, then VB.CLASSIC
    > isn't BASIC either. VB Classic is much further away from C64 of TI99/4A or
    > even ZX Spectrum BASIC than it is from VB.NET. Think about it.
    >
    > Jens
    >

    Jens,

    BASIC splintered almost as bad as the various UNIXes did in the early years.
    While you were using your C64 or TI99/4A I was writing in a BASIC that had
    subroutines, functions, could invoke functions and subroutines written in
    other languages, compiled to object modules that could be called by other
    languages, etc. It was called VAX BASIC.

    Bob

  5. #125
    Jason Guest

    Re: Will VB.NET be more stable than VB6?


    Bob <tooslow42junk@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >BASIC splintered almost as bad as the various UNIXes did in the early years.


    >While you were using your C64 or TI99/4A I was writing in a BASIC that had


    >subroutines, functions, could invoke functions and subroutines written in


    >other languages, compiled to object modules that could be called by other


    >languages, etc. It was called VAX BASIC.
    >
    >Bob


    Anybody remember COMAL? It was a basic-like language for C64 that supported
    structured programming. It was a nice language, but it never really took
    off.

    How about Forth? They called it a "threaded" language (having nothing to
    do with process threads), but it just looked like spaghetti to me.

  6. #126
    Mike Mitchell Guest

    Re: Will VB.NET be more stable than VB6?

    On 4 Oct 2002 13:25:46 -0700, "Jason" <jason@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Why does it matter, Mike, when you have already said that you refuse to use
    >Visual Studio .NET for philosophical reasons? If you aren't going to use
    >the product, then why worry about the benefits?


    I'm not worrying about the benefits because I don't see any.
    Obviously, not many others do either, else they'd be falling over
    themselves to compete with each other. Seems to me that what they're
    already using provides enough competition. It's the same old
    punchline, I'm afraid: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    MM

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