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Thread: ATTN Ian Erridge and others - VB.Net will we all lose Native Code Compiling?

  1. #1
    Nihcolas Guest

    ATTN Ian Erridge and others - VB.Net will we all lose Native Code Compiling?


    I am writing as one who has daily contact with the Technology groups within
    BofA. Within the groups coding network monitoring apps, desktop clients and
    so on, VB has lost.

    VB programmers are being released and Java coders sought. VB coded programmes
    that have performed well for years are being dumped in favour of commercial
    Java coded apps.

    It was very discouraging to read this in an executive proposal, quote: "...
    If the new platform is approved, our aim would be to create a 'Web enable
    application' and there would be little or no need for VB development any
    longer within the bank..."

    I see no alternative now than to relearn my C++ and return to Borland C Builder.

    Wish I could influence Microsoft's decisions to promote VB in business magazines
    and strengthen VB more in line with C++ since if the largest bank in the
    U.S. is abandoning VB, this could not be a good sign for us all.

    - Nick

    "Ian Erridge" <ian_erridge@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>I would be amazed if BofA was not in one of those programs.
    >>Do you want me to find the appropriate contact?



  2. #2
    Kathleen Dollard-Joeris Guest

    Re: ATTN Ian Erridge and others - VB.Net will we all lose Native Code Compiling?

    Nicholas,

    I am confused.

    On the one hand you say that losing native code compilation is bad, and on
    the other you say that in a company you work with or for VB is being set
    aside in favor of Java. On the code compilation issue, the Java story and
    the VB.Net story is very, very similar, with perhaps some benefits to MS's
    approach (IL instead of byte-code).

    MS's scale out architecture offers significantly lower cost of deployment
    (not that App Center server is out (or whatever it is called specifically)).
    What MS needs to compete with Java and keep those VB programmers working
    (they are often the ones with expensive to acquire domain knowledge) is a MS
    solution that makes development significantly cheaper as well. IMO, this
    will be accomplished with VS.Net

    > Wish I could influence Microsoft's decisions to promote VB in business

    magazines
    > and strengthen VB more in line with C++ since if the largest bank in the
    > U.S. is abandoning VB, this could not be a good sign for us all.


    I wish I could also. As a technical company, I think MS has historically
    been weak in their marketing (just look at all that lovely naming!). But it
    is my belief that in 6 months the tide will begin to turn and the dotnet
    languages as a whole begin to regain market share.

    --
    Kathleen
    (MS-MVP)
    Reply in the newsgroup so everyone can benefit
    --



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