Visual Basic .NET, the Second-Class Citizen

From the June 2011 issue of Visual Studio Magazine, one of the best arguments for the “reason” why many professional developers prefer C# to Visual Basic .NET:

At the dawn of .NET, the problem was that Visual Basic .NET had more limitations with regard to the framework than C#. Given that Visual Basic .NET was like Visual Basic as a car is to a cartoon, most high-end Visual Basic developers … realized they had to learn a new language anyway and switched to C#. ┬áBy the time Visual Basic .NET caught up with C# in 2005, it was too late. …Visual Basic .NET will always be treated as a second-class citizen. ~ Anonymous, California

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