I'm A VB: Abbass El-Outa




Website: http://www.abbass.tk 


·        How long have you been using VB?

I have been using VB for 7 years. I started with Visual Basic 6, and 3 years later I learnt VB.net.


·        What industry do you work in?

-Computer hardware and software maintenance.  -Web Design and Windows-based software development.


·        How big is your development team?

Only me.


·        What kind of apps do you most commonly build?

Multipurpose Windows-based applications.


·        What’s the most interesting app you’ve ever built?

An application that contains 6 sub applications in it. From customizable calculator and calendar, to units conversion, messenger, and others.


·        Please tell us about an app that you’re working on at the moment.

I’m working on an application that captures errors on remote computers and uploads a log file to the FTP server. This will help me in maintenance with clients around the world. This application is supposed to check some entries, system status, and takes a copy of the processes that are open.


·        What other technologies do you most commonly use?

Mostly I code C++ in Windows, and PHP in my web design, as well as ASP.NET. I find ASP.NET easier because of my background in VB.NET, but PHP is an interesting scripting language as well. Besides, I code other languages.


·        What are some of your favorite VB features?

-Try, Catch  -MessageBox  -Error Trapping  -Link of all the contents together, where 2 components can easily communicate together to return a specific function.


·        What do you like most about VB as a programming language?

It is a rapid application development environment, and that makes it favorable and easy. It combines coding skills with visual and graphical view.


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