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comment Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers?
@Murph : I totally agree with you, the effects are not permenant, I can't remember a single thing from gwBasis anymore. Turbo Pascal was not really OO, with Delphi it became OO but not ure OO like C# and Java.
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comment Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers?
@Murph :... you can see that by the overuse of the static classes methods, when people move from procedural to OO, even when the language stays the same (like turbo pascal to Delphi) .
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comment Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers?
@Murph : I was not discrediting the programmers, just that learning one thing effects the other. When I learned Delphi, I actively tried to forget VB. Doing the things only within Delphi framework. I ended up working in a place where they moved from VB to Delphi. But the structure and feel of code was still VB! in Effect they did the whole thing in VB using Pascal syntax, It was distinctly different from a true Delphi structure. Even Turbo Pascal does not carry well to Delphi, the first one is procedural, and people end up creating procedural non-OO code when they move to Delphi,...
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comment Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers?
@Murph : I did gwBasic->Basic->Pascal->Delphi->Java->C# , moving from Basic to Pascal was a struggle, since I had already established ideas that would have not worked when moved across. also Moving from Delphi->Java and Java->C# was not easy, but not simply because of the language ( Java and C# almost look identical ). I have seen non OO programs being written in OO languages, the person carries over the ideas that were ok in their previous environment to the new one, and instead of learning the new paradigm, tries to hammer the old pegs into new holes.
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comment Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers?
@Pemdas : how many bilingual people do you know that they speak their second language better than or just as good as the first one? Once somebody leans a language, it effects the way they learn their second language. They would constantly revert back to what they know. With human languages people call it poor language skills but yet can understand him, however a compiler is not as forgiving.
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comment Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers?
@Jason Baker : No it is not OOP, it is Object Based but not Object Oriented : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object-based_language
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comment Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers?
@Pemdas : It is not learning VB6 that is destructive, but learning it prior to learning Java. The framework that VB6 uses compromises learning of Java's frame work. Even learning VB6 before learning VB.net causes problems. Why not teach Java first, which is a more up do date language than VB6 and then teach the archaic VB6?
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comment Do most programmers copy and paste code?
The fastest way to import code is by copy and paste but one should review and if needed modify the code before plunking it into a project and forget about it.
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