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Hanselminutes Podcast 92 - Visual Basic Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow with Paul Vick

December 15, 2007 Comment on this post [5] Posted in ASP.NET | Learning .NET | Microsoft | Podcast | Programming | VB
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Vb_dot_net My ninety-second podcast is up. In this episode, I chat with Paul Vick, Principal VB Architect, and Paul Yuknewicz, a Senior Program Manager on the VB Team about the past, present and future of Visual Basic.

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December 15, 2007 16:16
Hi Scott,

It would be great if you can blog in short about the highlighting features of futuristic VB

I am sure, you must have discussed Dynamic VB ( Vbx ) in your podcast.

I have trying to collect more information on Dynamic Vb ( The next version of VB ), but unfortunately it is not discussed as frequently as IronRuby and IronPython.

Just hoping that the new dynamic VB, challenges the other Dynamic languages, since Dynamic Languages is the way to go.

December 15, 2007 21:00
Good show! I was really intrigued by Paul saying C# Express is in third place in terms of downloads that I wrote a whole post about it.
December 17, 2007 19:38
This was the best Hanselminutes podcast I have ever listened to. Thank you!
December 18, 2007 13:18
Good show!

I wonder if you could get Matt Curland in for a show some time (he was referenced in the podcast). He did some real cool stuff back in the day: subclassing windows, multithreading and function pointers in vb6.

I was wondering if the VB team will be implementing code blocks (like in ruby) anytime soon.
December 19, 2007 8:56
Hi Scott,

Now that vb is in first place, can we please have 1-based arrays and indexes?

For example, to remove the first character of a stringbuilder, let's refer to item number one!

option Count AsInRealLife
dim sb as new stringbuilder
sb.remove(1, 1)


Best regards

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