Every few years or so, THE modern day programmer must be willing to perform a self-inflicted knowledge transplant to stay current with the new technologies of the day. The languages (C++, Visual Basic 6.0, Java), frameworks (MFC, ATL, STL), and architectures (COM, CORBA, EJB) that were touted as the silver bullets of software development, eventually become overshadowed by something better or at very least something new. Regardless of the frustration you can feel when upgrading your internal knowledge base, it is unavoidable. Microsoft’s .NET platform represents the latest wave of (positive) changes coming from those kind folks in Redmond.
KeywordsVisual Basic Intermediate Language Component Object Model External Assembly Common Language Infrastructure
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