Get the inside story on VB. Watch these Channel 9 interviews with Visual Basic team members Paul Vick (technical lead) and Amanda Silver (program manager),
| Paul Vick – Why would a VB 6.0’er consider VB.NET?
If you’re a Visual Basic 6.0 programmer, why would you consider moving to VB.NET? Paul talks to us about the trials and tribulations of learning VB.NET from the VB6’er point of view.
| Paul Vick – What makes a great Visual Basic programmer?
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.
| Paul Vick – What are some Visual Basic optimization tips?
Can you make your Visual Basic.NET applications perform even faster? Since Paul is on the VB team, we thought we’d ask him for some tips.
| Paul Vick – What does Whidbey change in the VB language?
Paul talks about some of the language enhancements that are being made in the next version, code-named Whidbey.
| Paul Vick – What has Visual Basic learned from the Web?
We thought we’d ask Paul “what has VB learned from the Web?”
| Paul Vick – How does Microsoft stay relevant to next generation of programmers?
How do you make programming fun? How do you make it relevant? Paul talks about the challenges that Microsoft has ahead of it to remain the language for the next generation of developers.
| Amanda Silver – What does the lineage of VB mean to you?
When we met with Amanda, we thought we’d ask her about that lineage and how it affects her thinking about VB.
| Amanda Silver – Getting into Visual Basic.NET
We wondered what VB 6 programmers needed to know about Visual Basic.NET. We also asked Amanda to tell us the three things that make a great Visual Basic programmer.
| Amanda Silver – What’s the killer feature in next version of Visual Basic?
Whidbey is the code name. But, what does Amanda think is really cool in the next version of Visual Basic?
| Amanda Silver – Demonstration of code separation in next version of Visual Basic
Code separation is now done via a feature called partial types. See Amanda demonstrate how that’ll help you in your Visual Basic development with the next version of Visual Basic, code-named Whidbey.