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Visual Basic

Modern, high-level, multi-paradigm, general-purpose programming language for building apps using Visual Studio and the .NET Framework
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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.
Visual Basic is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.

Who uses Visual Basic?

Companies
106 companies reportedly use Visual Basic in their tech stacks, including Microsoft, doubleSlash, and CrowdStrike.

Developers
334 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Visual Basic.

Visual Basic Integrations

.NET, .NET Core, IBM DB2, Processing, and Roslyn are some of the popular tools that integrate with Visual Basic. Here's a list of all 10 tools that integrate with Visual Basic.
Pros of Visual Basic
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ALGOL-like syntax makes code more readable
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XML Literals

Visual Basic Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Visual Basic?
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
MATLAB
Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java.
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
Java
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
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Visual Basic's Followers
390 developers follow Visual Basic to keep up with related blogs and decisions.