"Future Directions of Visual Basic" Interview with Paul Vick (Lisa Feigenbaum)
In this short 10min video, I interview language architect Paul Vick about what industry trends he would think about while designing the Visual Basic language. Some of these trends have motivated features in the next version of the Visual Basic language (VB 10.0), such as interop with dynamic languages. Others are things the team is currently thinking about, and plans to address in future versions. These include concurrency, and “opening up the black box” to expose the Visual Basic compiler as a service. These features were announced publicly at last week’s Professional Developers Conference. The link to the short interview is below. To view the entire PDC session video, look here.