I'm A VB: Júlio Ködel



·        How long have you been using VB?

BASIC since 1986, Visual Basic since 1995.


·        What industry do you work in?

(Really) Generic Software Development


·        How big is your development team?

Around 4


·        What kind of apps do you most commonly build?

Development frameworks, as a back-office (like services) or critical solutions (performance, for example)


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

A reverse engineering on a 70’s mainframe to integrate a Coldfusion website with it, using a queue and n clients made in vb.net to process that queue, manipulate the mainframe system and the credit card payment.


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

A workgroup software with some interesting features like video conference and live web casts in a browser window without any extra software, connecting Adobe Flex technologies with a SOA made in vb.net.


·        What other technologies do you most commonly use?

Adobe Flex 3


·        What are some of your favorite VB features?

All of them? =D VB works in the “common way”. I just need to type a _ on the end of the line in some rare ocasions, insted of C# that needs ; in all ocasions. I can handle an event just by a keyword in the end of the line (so, I don’t need to erase 3+ lines of code if I decide not to use it anymore). I can do optional parameters instead of writing tons of overloads… I can make properties with parameters (mid$ for the win), there are maaaaany things that make VB simply RAD! ๐Ÿ™‚


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

It’s easy, it’s RAD, it’s logical (don’t need to remember what the frack is private ~Something()). Programming is 100% logic, why use an illogic programming language? ๐Ÿ˜‰


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