The history and legacy of Visual Basic #Programming #BASIC #VintageComputing @Microsoft @retool
Retool publishes how Visual Basic became the world’s most dominant programming environment, its sudden fall from grace, and why its influence is still shaping the future of software development.
The ideas behind Visual Basic have been remarkably, stubbornly persistent. Whether built on spreadsheets, code, nodes, direct manipulation—or some combination thereof—novel authoringenvironmentsforprogramming continue to capture the imagination of developers. Even Microsoft itself has continued to chase the dream since sunsetting VB6, with efforts like LightSwitch, Expression Blend, Project Siena, and PowerApps.
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