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


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