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    No Love for VB - StackOverflow survey 2018

    Oh dear, StackOverflow's Developer Survey Results 2018 has the VBs top of the most-dreaded list.

    VB6 more dreaded than COBOL
    VBA more dreaded than Assembly

    What say our local gurus?
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    Surely the 'B's there for a reason, Basic implies something more consumer-centric than Dev-based pro tools . StackOverflow is also more *nix-centric than the general populace, MS products are bound to rank lower there.

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    I never used VB6 or COBOl (though I heard rumours about the latter!)

    I've coded in VBA and Assembly (also Plan). VBA won hands down.
    Oh sorry, you said gurus...
    What do you mean nothing is impossible? I've been doing nothing for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugh View Post
    Oh dear, StackOverflow's Developer Survey Results 2018 has the VBs top of the most-dreaded list.

    VB6 more dreaded than COBOL
    VBA more dreaded than Assembly

    What say our local gurus?
    Sigh. Poor COBOL. I've been writing COBOL and Assembler programs (on and off) since 1973. COBOL refuses to die; there are bazillions of lines of COBOL code running systems all over the world and us COBOL dinosaurs are in short supply so it's not a particularly bad place to be (though I'd rather be retired...God knows I'm old enough!)

    Our shop runs everything; z/OS on 3 mainframes, countless Windows servers, AIX, and Linux. The systems that make the "news" the most often are Java applications running on WebSphere Application Server (Windows & Linux). I won't read anything into that.




    Rob

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