I'm A VB: Kristof Zerbe


Website: http://www.zerbit.de


·        How long have you been using VB?

First version was 5.0, after years of programming with Access-Basic (since version 1.0) and later VBA


·        What industry do you work in?

Software-Development, Consulting


·        How big is your development team?

4 Developers


·        What kind of apps do you most commonly build?

In my business, I’m developing applications in Access, VB, VB.NET and ASP.NET, with SQL Server as backend. In my free time, I have started several projects with VB and ASP.NET.


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

Every new app is an exciting challenge. The most comprehensive work was a tool for automating the handling of insurance policies with 3D barcodes.


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

A replacement of an old Access XP database frontend with .NET Framework 3.5 and VB.NET.


·        What other technologies do you most commonly use?

Javascript and jQuery for developing RIA-like websites.


·        What are some of your favorite VB features?

I love the OOP features of VB.NET. Things are now possible that I always missed in classic VB. Now it is a real programming language.


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

The simplicity. C# is more elegant, but VB is better to read and to understand. As an example: End If … Next … End If … End Select, instead of } … } … } … }.


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