July 24, 2003

You Just Can’t Kill Visual Basic

or a decade people have been predicting the demise of Visual Basic, and with VB.NET, nothing has changed. According to one recent report, the future of VB.NET is threatened competitively by its free cousin, C#. Even after all these years, some people still don’t understand that VB?and now VB.NET? will

Perl + R: Open Source Programs Simplify Data Manipulation

hanks to the driving technologies of the 90s?namely, the Internet and enterprise databases?data collection and storage have become easier and cheaper than ever before. This has caused many organizations to shift their focus to data extraction and analysis components. In this new era, “traditional” tabular reporting packages now seem lacking.