Visual Basic Bloggers Revisited

“anon” (why not leave a name, it is much more fun) posted a comment in response to my previous entry, asking why am I including Brad Abrams and Chris Brumme… as they are not VB-specific…

Perhaps I need to be clearer about my intent.

“I’m interested in blogs that contain useful information for Visual Basic (.NET or not) developers.” … the fact that Brad Abrams and Chris Brumme are not tied to any one language is the whole reason why I chose to list them.

In truth, I suspect most .NET postings could be of use to a VB.NET developer, but I can’t list them all, so I am trying to filter on a few criteria… the most important of which is “raw value of the content”, but great content that is all in C# isn’t all that useful to someone who works only in VB.NET… so I’ll tend to skew towards Visual Basic developers with blogs whenever possible.

(Listening To: She Hates Me [Puddle of Mudd / Come Clean])

Comments (4)

  1. JosephCooney says:

    I really don’t buy that "you’re either a VB.NET developer or C# developer" stuff. It’s the same IL underneath. Same framework. Tools like reflector can show you a fairly good representation of the code in the "other" language. I find the language that is used to illustrate a concept or provide an example rarely determines what I find useful.

  2. Doug Thews says:

    Most of my code blog entries (.NET & CF.NET related) are VB.NET, which is my primary dev language. I come from a C/C++ background, but converted to VB awhile back when I started building development teams for MS products (better resources at the time). While I dabble in C#, VB.NET continues to be my language of choice.

  3. Roy Osherove says:

    I humbly suggest my own weblog.

    I provide and blog using both C# and VB.Net(as I am from a long VB background and love both languages). Although not always "on topic" , you could say it appeals to both kinds. 🙂

  4. Sam Gentile says:

    Shawn Morrisey was supposed to add my .NET blog to both the C# Community site and the .NET Framework site 2 months ago. I have not been able to contact him on why the sys admins never added it. Can you help? You may also want to consider it here for yours as well, as many people in the community count my blog as a central one in the overall .NET community.