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Cristian Luis Teixeira August 3, 2021 1:23 pm
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Well, we have to move on!
Thankfully we can always go on with VB if we so wish.
In my opinion, this is perhaps the best moment ever for VB.NET to move forward and show that it should and deserves to always be among the top 5 programming languages in the world! I’m gonna explain.
VB.NET is open source, right?
This is already just fantastic, we honestly have to be grateful to Microsoft for bringing VB here!
But now what’s missing?
• Greater interaction, integration and willingness from the VB.NET community is lacking, I believe that Microsoft most of the time should feel frustrated with the lack of participation and activity of VB developers in their press releases and articles.
As a VB.NET developer, do you have the following habits?
1) Do you answer other people’s questions using VB.NET? Or do you prefer to be popular and respond in another, more popular programming language that is in vogue?
2) Do you speak that your hobby and professional language is VB?
3) Do you actively participate in a community?
4) Do you contribute ideas?
5) Do you share your developments and discoveries?
6) Do you help or participate in library creation?
7) Do you prefer to try to solve your problems with VB or would you prefer to change immediately and use something that is already ready in any other programming language?
8) Do you continue to study VB?
That’s exactly what’s missing, the VB developer doesn’t have these habits, so we’re waiting for someone to do it for us, that’s what’s completely different in many other programming languages, they always prefer and try to solve everything first with their language of choice.
Many complaints look like this:
We can’t use Blazor…
What does the Community (we) create as an alternative?
We are no longer RAD…
What have we done to change this?
There is no documentation for VB.NET…
Have you ever tried to assemble some and share?
There is not enough example for VB.NET….
Have you tried using your knowledge and translating some examples into VB?
We don’t have a tool like Django…
So why don’t we create one for ourselves?
Other developers say that VB is not a language for professionals…
Do you believe that too?
If the community wants we can create anything, compilers, IDE, VB_Script, that is, anything.
If this mentality starts today we will be born giants! Microsoft has already left a huge universe ready for developers, companies, governments all ready, we just need to continue.
Do you visit these sites at least once a week?
gitter.im/VB-NET/community?source=orgpage (>>Cyrus Najmabadi this one)
VB.NET also arrived here with super powers
Where would be the main site to bring together all VB developers in one place?
Answer – (“https://”)gitter.im/VB-NET/community?source=orgpage (>>How about we start here.<<)
Oops! Before closing your browser is there no one you can share this information with? How about starting now with change!
Thank you very much and Gratitude 🙂
i've been on many endeavors that have tried this. It's enormously difficult (or impossible) at times due to needing an entirely new type of technology to solve modern customer needs
What I am saying is the tech is already here. Web controls can be implemented with blazor components, and the 2-tier model (Form design and code behind) can be implemented with Razor pages. So, web Forms can be re-implemented with these mew technology so existing web forms apps cab be easily upgraded to ASP.NET core. This will hide Razor and HTML from the user, so, it will be suitable for VB apps and no need to use Vazor. This project of course can be done by any company (not MS) and I have no problem if anyone here does it as a commercial product. This idea is for free :)
Web forms and Silver Light were the most brilliant MS innovations in the web. Wasm can revive and modernize them.
As of July 8th, a MAUI team member wrote:
There are no plans currently to support templates in .NET MAUI, however I'm not aware of any reason that you couldn't use VB to write a .NET MAUI application. If someone wants to create and maintain some community templates that use VB for .NET MAUI we can see if it makes sense eventually to include them with the C# ones.
In this episode of *VB Supported"... check out https://github.com/JoeMayo/LinqToTwitter
I haven't tried it myself, but there are samples in VB. 👍