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Monthly Archives: October 2009

BASIC has come a long way

BASIC has come a long way from the days of GW-Basic to the now popular Visual Basic. Over 15 years ago, there was such a thing as programming line by line and commands such as GOTO that allowed programmers to move around within their code. Now we have GUI objects that are dropped on the screen to build applications before a single line of code is actually written by a programmer. Some argue that using the drag and drop approach takes away from the real art of programming, while others argue that it simply speeds up the time it takes to program.

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