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    14 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Richard Collier commented  · 

    @Charlie

    I don't know if LegacyConverters still do this. But they used to charge $0.50 for each line of code. Costs soon add up if you have a few hundred thousand lines of VB6 programming.

    Better if MS offered a VB6 to JS transpiler (perhaps based on TypesScript) to allow a developer to keep the source code in VB and transpile to JS.

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    77 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Richard Collier commented  · 

    VB6 is supported on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

    Visual Basic climbs to 12th. position in the TIOBE Index for May 2017
    C# has fallen from 4th position to 5th position. The latest survey shows a continuation of C-sharp's 5 year decline.

    1 ..... - ... Java .......................... 14.639%
    2 ..... - ... C ................................ 7.002%
    3 ..... - ... C++ ............................ 4.751%
    4 .... ▲ .. Python ........................ 3.548%
    5 .... ▼ .. C# .............................. 3.457% ........▼▼▼
    6 .... ▲ .. Visual Basic .NET ....... 3.391%
    7 ..... - ... JavaScript ................... 3.071%
    8 .... ▲ .. Assembly language ..... 2.859%
    9 .... ▼ .. PHP ........................... 2.693%
    10 .. ▼ .. Perl ............................ 2.602%
    11 .. ▼ .. Ruby .......................... 2.429%
    12 .. ▲ .. Visual Basic ................ 2.347% ........▲▲▲
    13 .. ▲ .. Swift ........................... 2.274%
    14 .. ▲ .. R ................................ 2.192%
    15 .. ▼ .. Objective-C .................. 2.101%
    16 .. ▲ .. Go .............................. 2.080%
    17 .. ▲ .. MATLAB ..................... 2.063%
    18 .. ▼ .. Delphi/Object Pascal .... 2.038%
    19 ... - ... PL/SQL ....................... 1.676%
    20 .. ▲ .. Scratch ....................... 1.668%

    https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index//

    C# decline

    Source: Zagor Tenay. Thanks for highlighting the 5 year decline of C#.

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    257 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Richard Collier commented  · 

    The VB6 programming language is still popular 19 years after it was introduced.

    TIOBE Index May 2017 - Visual Basic climbs to 12th position.
    C# has fallen from 4th position to 5th position.
    The latest survey shows a continuation of C-sharp's 5 year decline.

    1 ..... - ... Java .......................... 14.639%
    2 ..... - ... C ................................ 7.002%
    3 ..... - ... C++ ............................ 4.751%
    4 .... ▲ .. Python ........................ 3.548%
    5 .... ▼ .. C# .............................. 3.457% ........▼▼▼
    6 .... ▲ .. Visual Basic .NET ....... 3.391%
    7 ..... - ... JavaScript ................... 3.071%
    8 .... ▲ .. Assembly language ..... 2.859%
    9 .... ▼ .. PHP ........................... 2.693%
    10 .. ▼ .. Perl ............................ 2.602%
    11 .. ▼ .. Ruby .......................... 2.429%
    12 .. ▲ .. Visual Basic ................ 2.347% ........▲▲▲
    13 .. ▲ .. Swift ........................... 2.274%
    14 .. ▲ .. R ................................ 2.192%
    15 .. ▼ .. Objective-C .................. 2.101%
    16 .. ▲ .. Go .............................. 2.080%
    17 .. ▲ .. MATLAB ..................... 2.063%
    18 .. ▼ .. Delphi/Object Pascal .... 2.038%
    19 ... - ... PL/SQL ....................... 1.676%
    20 .. ▲ .. Scratch ....................... 1.668%

    https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index//

    C# decline

    Source: Zagor Tenay. Thanks for highlighting the 5 year decline of C#.

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    56 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Richard Collier commented  · 

    Why is C-sharp in a 5 year decline ? C# has been falling since 2012. Now it has fallen to fifth place in the TIOBE index.

    See the graph:- https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/csharp/

    At its peak in January 2012, C# scored .. 8.763%
    In February 2017, C# had fallen to ......... 4.902% ▼
    In April 2017, C# had fallen further, to .... 3.579% ▼ but still #4
    In May 2017, C# had fallen further, to .... 3.457% ▼ now fallen to #5

    C# is less popular now than it was in July 2005 !!

    Source: Zagor Tenay. Thanks for highlighting C#'s decline, many of us hadn't realized this before.

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    41 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Richard Collier commented  · 

    C# has been declining for 5 years ?
    C# has been falling since 2012. Now it has fallen to fifth place in the Tiobe index.

    https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/csharp/

    At its peak in January 2012, C# scored .. 8.763%
    In February 2017, C# had fallen to ......... 4.902% ▼
    In April 2017, C# had fallen further, to .... 3.579% ▼ but still #4
    In May 2017, C# had fallen further, to .... 3.457% ▼ now fallen to #5

    C# is less popular now than it was in July 2005

    Source: Zagor Tenay. Thanks for bringing that to everyone's attention.

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    41 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Richard Collier commented  · 

    TIOBE Index May 2017

    1 .... - .. Java ........................... 14.639%
    2 .... - .. C ................................. 7.002%
    3 .... - .. C++ ............................. 4.751%
    4 ... ▲ .. Python ....................... 3.548%
    5 ... ▼ .. C# .............................. 3.457%
    6 ... ▲ .. Visual Basic .NET ....... 3.391%
    7 .... - .. JavaScript .................... 3.071%
    8 ... ▲ .. Assembly language ..... 2.859%
    9 ... ▼ .. PHP ............................ 2.693%
    10 .. ▼ .. Perl ............................ 2.602%
    11 .. ▼ .. Ruby .......................... 2.429%
    12 .. ▲ .. Visual Basic ............... 2.347%
    13 .. ▲ .. Swift ........................... 2.274%
    14 .. ▲ .. R ................................ 2.192%
    15 .. ▼ .. Objective-C ................. 2.101%
    16 .. ▲ .. Go .............................. 2.080%
    17 .. ▲ .. MATLAB ..................... 2.063%
    18 .. ▼ .. Delphi/Object Pascal ... 2.038%
    19 ... - .. PL/SQL ....................... 1.676%
    20 .. ▲ .. Scratch ....................... 1.668%

    C# has fallen from 4th position to 5th position

    https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index//

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    63 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Richard Collier commented  · 

    Good suggestion. What reason could Microsoft have for not doing this ?

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