Today I was listening to several presentations on Whidbey and the new features that Microsoft has added. These additions were taken straight from customer feedback which has made this an execellent product. However, are we asking for a language that is too high level based.
I have been wondering for some time now what would be my response if I were asked “Do you think that Microsoft has made Visual Basic too high level?” My response to these is rather simple - I believe that Microsoft has developed a language that is at several different levels. What I mean is that there are all these fancy controls and namespaces such as My, however, these additions were added to help bring back RAD and make learning easier for beginners and those programmers that are moving from VB6.
The beautiful thing about .Net is that it can have all these namespaces and controls but the programmer doesn't have to use them. The programmer can still developed their own controls and namespace and move a way from the idea of high level.
How high is too high for Visual Basic?