Didn’t make it to the PDC? No problem. You can still check out the *hottest* presentation at the Professional Developers Conference this year, available publicly on demand! Paul Vick (Principal Architect) and Lucian Wischik (VB Specification Lead & Software Engineer) gave an awesome presentation on the Future of VB. The presentation included VB 2010 and beyond.
Title: Future Directions for Microsoft Visual Basic
Abstract: Hear language architect Paul Vick and specification lead Lucian Wischik discuss the future direction of the Visual Basic language. Learn about the new capabilities of the next version of the language, including additional LINQ features, syntax simplifications, and a host of other improvements. Also gain insight into possible future features, including meta-programming and scripting.
Here are the video links:
On Channel9: http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL12/
Direct link: http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/pdc08/WMV-HQ/TL12.wmv
I’ve blogged the VB 2010 feature list here. This video above is the best way to see these features in action. Enjoy the video, and get excited for the future of VB!
Paul Vick (Principal Architect)
Lucian Wischik (VB Specification Lead & Software Engineer)