Visual Basic… VB!! These two words are very familiar among computer
programming professionals. It was Microsoft which introduced many
useful things for its computer savvy users, introduced the language
Visual Basic defines a new way of programming in computers today.
The technological advancement has lead to a revolution among programming
language history. When told to vote for the easiest programming language
from different programming languages, any tech savvy person will vote
for visual basic for its simplicity and relatively easier to understand.
Visual Basic actually has got two parts. One is visual objects and
the programming language. The programming structure is basically taken
from one of the old language BASIC. BASIC stands for Beginners All
purpose Symbolic Instructions Code. The concept of visual objects
was basically taken from object oriented programming structure.
BASIC was a popular programming language among computer programmers
during 1980’s. The syntax was easy to understand, which played
as an important factor for the programming language to become popular.
It was so popular in such a way that it was used even by school going
kids to develop small applications.
Microsoft noted the popularity of BASIC and it developed and released
Visual Basic, which was treated as a higher version of the programming
language at the time of release. Thus a step for a modern programming
language was created.
Visual Basic is also called as an event driven programming language,
because, some event will get triggered, automatically, when a user
does something in programs which are developed using Visual Basic.
Visual Basic became popular because it was used for programming with
its Windows based systems. Microsoft noted and released higher versions
of it and went on to release Visual Basic in its .Net, and renamed
it as Visual Basic.Net.
An easy language with modern approach in syntaxes, visual basic will
continue to be first preferred language of programmers of all times
and will continue to dominate software industry in the coming future
Believe me or not, I have to admit honestly that, I learnt C++ object
oriented programming concepts after I learnt Visual Basic! The idea
of OOP’s never flashed to me, when I learnt C++ directly after
going through C! - Pandu, CEO, Team ICanTech.In