I'm A VB: Earl Vella



·        How long have you been using VB?

9 years, hah saying it makes it look like it was yesterday.  started with Basic on my father’s massive … well you cant really call something that big a ‘PC’. was introduced to Visual basic 6 by a friend and was addicted to it. Just as a modern console or an addictive FPS i was cought by VB6    Then when starting Uni .net came out. Coding was now becoming easier and more powerfull than ever.


·        What industry do you work in?

System development and Database Administration for the local leading water supply company


·        How big is your development team?

our team is currently a 3 man team. yeah this only means more and more work on all of us each day


·        What kind of apps do you most commonly build?

internal corporate applications such as customer care, inventory and helpdesk


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

hah this is good one, well the most app that was ‘fun’ to make(hehe) was an alarm system for a series of equipment. such as if any equipment would develop a fault or raise an alarm the engineer on shift was sent an sms on his mobile telling him/her what happened and where. was fun to work with a modem and sending sms ‘to test the system’ hehe. it was quite an easy project although it had to be done in less than 2 weeks. literally coding with wings!


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

working on an inventory system with some additional maintenance forms.


·        What other technologies do you most commonly use?

sql and java sdk


·        What are some of your favorite VB features?



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

apart from the fact thats its so easy to use, its massivly powerfull and user friendly !!


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