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 Post subject: Re: Is There Life After VB6?
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 Post subject: Re: Is There Life After VB6?
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jasonjacob wrote:
After extensive research, I'm down to four candidates:

Ruby with Glade

Python with PyQt

Free Pascal with Lazarus

Java with Swing in NetBeans

So it seems that you are not even considering using PureBasic.
Why did you register on this forum, only to ask a question that is not related to PureBasic at all?

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 Post subject: Re: Is There Life After VB6?
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 10:20 am 
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Many of us did the same thing (years ago).
For those I know:
- Python is first and foremost a script language, it does not compile (its EXEs are a runtime encapsulated with the source code)
- Lazarus is excellent, but becomes very messy.

PB is the best weight/power ratio.
20 years of VB practice, it is therefore better to capitalize on the knowledge of the basic and use a language based on it, so PureBasic

When switching from VB to PB, the only thing to relearn (for GUI programming) is to manage the events yourself. PB has a form generator, but is not a RAD. This will seem very complicated at first, but it also gives you full control over what happens under the interface.

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(Moderators: I think this topic has nothing to do with 3D ? and should be moved to off-topic or beginners ?)

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 Post subject: Re: Is There Life After VB6?
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 11:40 am 
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jasonjacob is a bot.

-> https://www.reddit.com/r/learnprogramming/comments/7run60/is_there_life_after_vb6/

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 Post subject: Re: Is There Life After VB6?
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Kiffi wrote:
jasonjacob is a bot.

That's exactly what I suspected. Thank you for your "research"!

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 Post subject: Re: Is There Life After VB6?
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Kiffi wrote:


I don't think so. He/she might just have asked the same question here, and even replied further down in the reddit discussion.


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 Post subject: Re: Is There Life After VB6?
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#NULL wrote:
I don't think so.

Shall we bet? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Is There Life After VB6?
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Kiffi wrote:
#NULL wrote:
I don't think so.

Shall we bet? :wink:

no, I'm not *that* certain :) Actually there more I look at it the more I agree with you.


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 Post subject: Re: Is There Life After VB6?
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Anyway: this type of question comes up periodically and could almost be made a FAQ for users looking for a successor to VB

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 Post subject: Re: Is There Life After VB6?
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#NULL wrote:
He/she might just have asked the same question here, and even replied further down in the reddit discussion.

That Reddit discussion is a year old. Doesn't that say it all? I think it's a bot, too. They scan old posts and re-post them to new forums to look legitimate.


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 Post subject: Re: Is There Life After VB6?
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I wonder what is the motivation for such bot posts? does the bot creator have any advatage from it?

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 Post subject: Re: Is There Life After VB6?
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I wonder what is the motivation for such bot posts? does the bot creator have any advatage from it?

This is my theory:

If the first post of a new account already contains links or text that could be interpreted as advertising, then this post is very suspicious and the chances are good that it will be classified as spam and deleted by admins or moderators. The bot creators now know that.
So now they try to set up an account that is as unsuspicious as possible and post the spam later.

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 Post subject: Re: Is There Life After VB6?
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jasonjacob wrote:
I've been hobby programming in VB6 for about 20 years. I'm self-taught and have no experience outside VB6 (and HTML/CSS). I'm a hack by professional standards, but people seem to like my (free) programs and I enjoy making them.

But it's time to move on from VB6. What I need is a successor language that meets these requirements:

Good for desktop apps (not web or mobile).

IDE with a GUI designer.

Platform independent (at least Win and Linux).

Not .net.

After extensive research, I'm down to four candidates:

Ruby with Glade

Python with PyQt

Free Pascal with Lazarus

Java with Swing in NetBeans

I've been testing Lazarus for a few weeks and I like it. But Pascal is almost as old as Basic. Python looks clean and accessible, but GUI programming seems not what it's meant for. Ruby seems similar. At least they do to me: it looks like working with batch files to muster a Windows 3.1 interface. Java scares me a bit.

My opinions of these languages (other than VB6) are based in near-total ignorance, so please school me. I am eager to learn, but I only want to learn one other language in my life. What should it be? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Is There Life After VB6?
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q.e.d.

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