C vs. Visual Basic

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What is C?

What is Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.


Why do developers choose C?
Why do you like C?

Why do developers choose Visual Basic?
Why do you like Visual Basic?


What companies use C?
44 companies on StackShare use C
What companies use Visual Basic?
10 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic


What tools integrate with C?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with C
What tools integrate with Visual Basic?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic

What are some alternatives to C and Visual Basic?

  • JavaScript - Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
  • PHP - A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
  • HTML5 - 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web
  • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

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