January 20, 2021
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Review of VB .NET Course

  • By Karl Moore
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I am an incredibly unlucky chap.

No, it's true. Readers of my weekly newsletter will testify that no matter how hard I try, learning about the new and elusive VB.Net technologies often turns into one big disaster.

Last year, the Microsoft press office accidentally overbooked at the .Net conference and left me standing at the gates. Is it me? They've since apologised for the confusion and informed me I'm on their "priority one" list, a group of journalists scheduled to be flown across the Big Pond to check out the latest hot tools. But dammit, I missed the plane.

So I headed down to London for DevWeek 2001 a short while ago, in anticipation of lots of juicy content, plenty of material to write about here at VB-World. Unfortunately the VB.Net speaker was a flop (sorry, Jeffrey) poorly prepared, terrible at not answering questions (no matter how unrelated) and never actually using the VB.Net development environment during his talks. In fact, I think he snatched much of his material from my own articles here on the site.

Yes, it's fair to say that I'm an incredibly unlucky .Net chap.

So when the Visual Basic User Group here in the UK offered me a place on one of their two-day VB.Net courses, I was dubious.

But, glutton for punishment, I accepted. And the outcome was very unexpected.

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This article was originally published on March 20, 2001

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