SQL Server, Analytics, .Net, Machine Learning, R, Python
Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Visual Basic 10: VBx and the Dynamic Language Runtime
Since the introduction of .NET, I’ve thought there was an empty niche just waiting for another VB. With Microsoft’s recent resurgence of interest in dynamic languages and notable hirings in this area (John Lam for instance), it was not really a surprise to see this post “Visual Basic 10 is in the works”.
The working name is VBx. Personally I think they should call it “VB on Rails”! Joking aside, I think this could be the next big thing for Microsoft. Who knows, maybe the .NET Framework will go the way of MFC… I do hope they pick up the Ruby on Rails mantra of “Convention over Configuration”
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com