Channel 9 Interview: Brian Beckman Does Higher Algebra with Visual Basic (Beth Massi)

Beth Massi

I just posted an interview on Channel 9 with Brian Beckman

, Principal Developer (currently working with Erik Meijer), where he attempts to teach me higher algebra using Visual Basic, generics, and operator overloading. Brian is a wonderful person and brilliant physicist and we have a lot of fun with vectors and matrices and VB. I actually think I understood some of what Brian showed me ;).

Visual Basic is a great language for mathematics as well as all kinds of other applications. Brian makes the point that he has fun coding in VB because of its intuitive style and how easy it is to be immediately productive. Check out Brian’s blog post on the VB Team blog! And for all you abstract algebra aficionados, here’s the code to play with.

Beth Massi, VS Community


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