In my recent article about Microsoft's decision to take another step toward abandoning VB 6, I say that, although I think Microsoft really owes their VB 6 customers more support than they seem to be giving them, ... Face facts. VB.NET really is a superior technology.
But I recently received an email from reader Jeff Haun titled, "VB 6 or Death"! Jeff disagrees with my opinion! He wrote,
"The thing I have against VB.NET is the same thing I have against Java. SLOW, CLUNKY executable programs. What I'm hearing is how .NET is so much better to program. But what about the end product??? The same application written in .NET is sooooo slow compared to the VB 6 version. What does the user gain by this "revolutionary" way of writing software? I mean really, is it all about the programmers?!?" Jeff goes on to explain that VB6 makes his life as an electronics technician much easier. He says the end product is "the thing", not how it got there.
"VB 6 or Death?" ???
Kind of extreme isn't it, Jeff? Anyway ... whose death are we talking about?