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Propriety software as quality of life issue

I'm being interviewed for a job as a VB.NET programmer. I have a good chance of getting it, despite all my past experience being with Java/Perl/Python/C. I'm somewhat of an Open Source ideologue, and hate the idea of using Microsoft technologies, which strike me as not only technically inferior and frustrating to work with, but on the wrong side of history. I'm looking for other options, but assuming they don't come through before I'm given an offer will I regret taking it? Doesn't Microsoft itself consider VB deprecated? To what extent are the other .NET languages (C#) better? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2011 - 17 answers

Best practice in implementing a two-part unique identifier?

Best way to implement a two-part unique identifier in Access? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on May 9, 2011 - 14 answers

How to use linking tables and bound objects in MS Access forms.

Microsoft Access 2007 form creation question. Hopefully not-too-wrongheaded and clearly described inside. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 4, 2010 - 2 answers

Visual Basic 2008 resources.

I want to teach myself Visual Basic 2008 to help me get ahead at work. I have some questions about how to do it well. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Did he really say that?

I've seen a quotation running around recently, attributed to Bill Gates: "Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight." Did he really say that? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Feb 18, 2009 - 17 answers

Stupid Outlook! No cookie!

VBA programmers: is there any way to control the formatting of Outlook Contacts Body text? [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Feb 2, 2009 - 0 answers

How can create a simple program to modify Windows Address Book and Outlook Address Book entries?

I'd like to create a simple program that would modify the phone numbers in my MS Windows and MS Outlook Address Books (reason is we got new area codes). What is the simplest programming language on windows and best way to get this done by directly accessing the address books (without exporting to CSV)? [more inside]
posted by mrbloo on Aug 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Wacky compile behavior

Why does my Visual Studio 2005 project compile, and then immediately NOT compile? [more inside]
posted by sherlockt on Jun 17, 2007 - 5 answers

Best programming language for beginners?

I am a 21 year old "field IT technician" looking to pursue programming as a career, and am wondering which language(s) is friendly to beginners and/or likely to help me get a job. I am within commuting distance of Redmond if the MS factor is of any consequence.
posted by seiryuu on Jan 28, 2007 - 30 answers

Access VB to Delphi switch

How difficult is it to switch from MS Access programming to Delphi? [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Dec 12, 2005 - 17 answers

Resources for moving to C#?

Can anyone recommend some resources from someone moving from CFMX/PHP to C#? [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Jun 27, 2005 - 3 answers

Tracking employee schedules with Excel?

Excel formula question. Using Excel as an employee scheduler and need to help trying to create a formula for tracking. [more inside]
posted by cyniczny on Feb 1, 2005 - 3 answers

Microsoft Script Debugger

Microsoft Script Debugger - Has anyone actually gotten this thing to work properly? I've got some JavaScript (that I didn't write) that is completely bisbehaving in IE (although it produces no errors...it works fine in FireFox, so my usual line of attack doesn't work). I've used the View | Script Debugger | Break at Next Statement and then refreshed the page. It opens the debugger app but doesn't open any source files and it most certainly doesn't break. Has anyone seen this behavior and overcome it?
posted by mmascolino on Aug 10, 2004 - 4 answers

Best daily websites for Windows coders?

After several years' break, I'm finally getting back into coding. My prior experience is with Linux, but I've since switched to Windows, and specifically .NET. I'm finding it a joy to use and play with, but going at it in a vacuum is hard. I'm familiar with gotdotnet and the invaluable MSDN, but where are the best, must-read daily sites for Windows developers?
posted by kjh on Jul 6, 2004 - 5 answers

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