Paul Vick - What makes a great Visual Basic programmer?

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We thought we'd put Paul on the spot and ask him:

"Fill in the blank, a great VB programmer does _____."

Here's his answer.

In another video that we just posted we asked Paul to tell us how to make our Visual Basic applications run faster.

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      kildare

      Man..this is the first worthless video I have found on Channel 9. No matter how the interviewer tried, he couldn't get the interviewee to commit to one thing that makes a good vb programmer. How about creativity..its one word..or discipline....or intuition..or even magic fingers for god's sake. But "thinking" as the interviewee recommended means nothing without the basics.   Even when prompted on test specs and practically given the idea, the response was well everyone is different.

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      SuperFes
      That's because there is no such thing as a "Great" Visual Basic programmer, call my bias or whatever, but scripting languages, including VB are no place for a programmer.

      Coder maybe, hacker probably.  But developers and programmers eventually grow up and start developing in programming languages where useful parts don't only come in ActiveX controls and DLLs.
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      Speedbird186
      SuperFes wrote:
      That's because there is no such thing as a "Great" Visual Basic programmer, call my bias or whatever, but scripting languages, including VB are no place for a programmer.

      Coder maybe, hacker probably.  But developers and programmers eventually grow up and start developing in programming languages where useful parts don't only come in ActiveX controls and DLLs.


      Exactly when did you last use Visual Basic?
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      dantheman82
      I got it.  A great VB programmer does ... C#.  Yeah s/he moves to a mature language.  Enough said... Smiley
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      thewizster

      Viva La VB!!!!! Programming for the masses....

      Normal people turn great ideas into working apps too...

      No need to be a rocket scientist in our day and time when amatures can build and launch rockets too....  Big Smile

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