Then came the news last week that FoxPro, the uniquely capable data-savvy development
platform, would see its last tweaks with the "Sedna" project and the
Visual FoxPro Service Pack 2 release. There
will be no version 10, says Microsoft, though the Sedna extensions and other
components have been released into the wild as open source code.
So I shouldn't have been surprised when Burton Group analyst Peter O'Kelly
mentioned that Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) could be next. The long-running
macro and programming tool for Microsoft Office has been sharing the stage with
Visual Studio Tools for Applications and Visual Studio Tools for Office. But
with Microsoft working overtime to turn Visual Studio into the ubiquitous face
of Windows-based development, the writing has been on the wall.
We're working on a feature now that talks about these retirements, what they
mean for developers and what strategies dev shops can take to adjust to the
changes (including migrating to new languages and tools). We'd like to feature
your experience and insight. Write me at [email protected],
and you could be featured in an upcoming issue of Redmond Developer News.
Posted by Michael Desmond on 03/28/2007 at 1:15 PM
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