I'm A VB: Naveed Iqbal



·        How long have you been using VB?

Since 1998 (VB6), its the first language I learnt. I took a free ‘learn VB in 24 hours’ course online during my free time in highschool


·        What industry do you work in?

I’m a software engineer/Applied Mathematician in the relocation industry


·        How big is your development team?

There are 6 of us, we’re all VBs!


·        What kind of apps do you most commonly build?

We do a lot of ASP.NET Web Apps


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

I coded a custom rules engine using WF with VB, fantastic stuff!


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

I’m working on pattern classification and feature extraction/selection for real time (learning i.e. user aided) classification with a high degree of accuracy


·        What other technologies do you most commonly use?



·        What are some of your favorite VB features?

I love how not intimidating the language structure is – coming back to code I haven’t seen in months takes minutes to get back into because its so easily readable! I love CLR!


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

Its very easy to get up and going in VB as compared to other languages without compromising the ability to perform complex technical tasks.


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