Visual Basic (VB) goes all the way back to 1991 when Microsoft wanted to introduce a development environment that made it easy to produce applications for its new operating system “Windows 3.0”. Visual Basic was one of the first development tools that had a built-in IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that combined an editor, a compiler, a loader and a debugger all rolled into one program.
In 2002 Microsoft unified all of its programming languages around an object oriented model and released the first version of VB.NET. It made significant improvements over VB and was designed to run in the newly created IDE called Visual Studio.
VB.NET enables programmers to create programs easily, partly because of the advanced IDE and partly because of access to built-in libraries called the .NET Framework. The .NET Framework is a giant toolbox of widgets that a programmer can use to give your websites more functionality and more capabilities. Best of all, they’re a real time saver. You don’t have to write everything from scratch. The object oriented nature of Visual Basic allows you to write code that can easily be reused making it very flexible.
Although VB.NET is an incredibly useful tool, you still need to establish a solid set of requirements and a proven design methodology. Then, once that’s done, you can begin to design your web app. All great systems start with great design. If you don’t know where to begin, that’s ok, we're here to help. If you don’t design systems on a daily basis it can be a daunting task. We can help you write the requirements, do the software architecture and database design and then build the website of dreams! Give us a call today to discuss how we can turn your vision into reality.