CodeFuApprentice wrote on 2020-08-31, 13:45:
However i really didn't enjoy using Visual Basic back when i tried it.
Thank you for any suggestions.
Sorry to hear, since VB Classic was the peak of Windows programming. Many normal, mentally healthy people used VB 3 to write popular programs.
A VB6 program can run from a 386DX/Win95 PC to a Ryzen/Win10 PC without modifications (MSVBVM60 is included since Win98).
Anyway, it depends on what type of programmer you are. If you want to realize your dream/project, then VB Classic can help you quickly without the need to dive into the depths of the Windows APIs.
However, if you love to optimize code, dig into the APIs etc. then Delphi 1 to 7 might be worth a try. Version 1 compiled Win16, V2 compiled Win32s, v3 Pro shipped with programming books and compiled Win32/Win32c.
The last one (7) also supports manifests, which give your programs a native look on XP+ (though you can also add manifests manually since Delphi 2).
Simply put, VB Classic programmers are like bus drivers. They love their job, but also enjoy their end of day, sharing their free time with friends and family.
C++ programmers, on the other hand, are like fighter jet pilots. They have a big ego and want to be the fastest, toughest, the coolest people around. Higher, farther, faster.. They continue optimizing no matter what. 😉
Edit: For clarification, VB programmers might perhaps not be the best coders, but they have knowledge in the fields they devoted themselves into.
Imagine a botanic, who is also a VB programmer. He/shey/they might not be a good coder, and his/her/their skills might be hobby grade, at best.
But the programs he/she/they works on likely serve very well their intended purposes and look very professional. Better than what a professional programmer could create, because he lacks the knowledge of the amateur (botany, in this example).
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