October 04, 2002
How do I loath thee, VB? Let me count the ways

The worst has happened - I have to learn VB, so that I can look after some VB scripts that we use as part of our build process while our VB-head, Mark, is on honeymoon.

Then I come across this - Thirteen ways to loathe VB. Cancel the wedding, I say.

Actually, it's not quite as bad as all that. I'll get to teach everyone Python in return, and I'm confident that it will be well received. I reckon that I'll base the training on the first three chapters of Dive Into Python, then wing it on some more advanced topics. See what people are most interested in - COM, GUI building, regular expressions, web programming, Jython/Java integration, DB-API, that sort of thing.

Update 8th October: Mike Mitchell defends VB, and Verity Stob kicks the shit out of it again.

See also - Microsoft kicks the shit out of VB - VB.NET incompatibilities with VB 6.

Posted to Software development by Simon Brunning at October 04, 2002 12:57 PM
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