I’m A VB: Steve Kellaway


·        How long have you been using VB?

Since I couldn’t find any decent examples for basic windows development in Delphi, which I had just bought, but could for VB. So, that must be 1995.


·        What industry do you work in?

Whatever my client tells me 🙂 Insurance, banking, process control, etc.


·        How big is your development team?

Depends on the client or who is cooperating on internal projects – so between 1 and 5.


·        What kind of apps do you most commonly build?

B2C or B2B web applications and services.


·        What’s the most interesting app you’ve ever built?

The Configuration Manager for Heathrow’s T5 OPC systems. And with all the negative press out there, I always have to mention that the baggage handling system was nothing to do with me, the above application or my client company 🙂 Everybody asks…


·        Please tell us about an app that you’re working on at the moment.

Can’t. NDA’s 🙂 But it’s based on SharePoint.


·        What other technologies do you most commonly use?

nHibernate, Rhino Mocks, Autofac, Silverlight.


·        What are some of your favorite VB features?

Simply WithEvents, Handles and Implements.


·        What do you like most about VB as a programming language?

The lack of the accursed curly braces.


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