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RantVB6 is a god!! Pin
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GeneralRe: VB6 is a god!! Pin
Chris Reynolds (BNY)14-Feb-13 4:41
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If you want to write a two-tier app with a pleasant GUI and backed by (say) SQL Server, VB6 could still do a useful job today but the writing is on the wall. As I enter my dotage I'll happily shuffle around any company that still has some VB6 that wants maintaining, as an old friend of mine said "If they pay me, I'll code in anything".

And since I do have a lot of VB6 (and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and DOS) experience I'll try to use that to help people who are still supporting systems using it. I may offer some guidance that it is time to move on but I see this as being like taking my car to the garage. I know my mechanic well enough that he'll tell me when the work required makes it uneconomical to fix, he won't tell me to change the car when the wiper blades are worn out.
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JokeBJOTD - caught in the kitchen Pin
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Bassam Abdul-Baki14-Feb-13 6:00
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GeneralNo kidding. Pin
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GeneralAnother gynecologist joke Pin
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GeneralHow times change... Pin
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