Microsoft leaves VBA bleeding to death

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A few days ago, I updated ArcGIS (software for creating maps, by ESRI) from version 9.3 to version 10.0. At first glance, a few improvements decided encourage me to do it, but one of the I wasn’t care: VBA was removed as a programming language. I realice it because I couln’d load all libraries I used to work with. After a litle Internet searching, I read that Microsoft has stopped selling VBA licences. What can I do now?

I spent a lot of hours learning and programming VBA tools under ArcGIS that save me a lot of time in more than one occasion, and now, thay will not going to work anymore! Poor me, I thought!

I am surprised because Microsoft’s attitude is like “VBA is not cool anymore“, it’s obsolete …. but I ask you, my reader:  what’s wrong with an easy and effective programming lenguage used almost on every computer of this world?

In my case, this strategic “decission” force me to change to new languages, one of them is Python.

I am not a VBA fanatic, but …. yes, I like VB6 a lot … even more, it’s my favourite language, and Microsoft wants to leave it as a “prehistoric” language, an old fashion programming language: bleeding to death!

Here, in www.manejandodatos.es, I will write about Visual Basic 6 , my favorite language, although I know lots of people that hate it.

Have a nice day and I’m waiting your comments!.

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