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.net Core - Open Question to Customer Service

In one of the recent posts from Customer Service I saw it mentioned that COT was moving to .net Core.

I understand the reasons and attraction to do that. However, and this a big one for VB developers, Core does not yet support VB development for Web apps. While parity has been promised by Microsoft; the best information I have that has not happened with the upcoming v 3 Core release.

So how do you see the impact of moving to Core in relation to those of us who use VB?

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    bump - I think this is still a fair question as it relates to VB coders. I do worry about not being able to use COT with my language of choice (VB.net).
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  • bump - Last time I will bump this.

    Let me rephrase the question. Does the COT roadmap include continuing support for VB.net? Given there are a number of people on the forum who use VB it impacts more than me.

    At this point, I am personally interpreting the lack of answer to be that VB support is going away.
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    I am also interested in what the answer will be, without support for VB.net I will have to move away from COT
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  • In all fairness to COT, MS themselves haven't seemed to have decided what the future of VB holds in .NET Core (see the comments after this MS post: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/vbteam...). And it is widely predicted that .NET Core will entirely replace the "classic" .NET Framework moving forward. Therefore, how would COT be expected to support VB in future versions unless MS gets their act together and fully supports it first? BTW, I say this as a VB proponent myself that has begrudgingly had to migrate a lot of my dev efforts to C# over the years.
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    I truly was not trying to be unfair. The question simply was whether the COT roadmap includes ongoing support for VB.net.

    If it does not, I have to make decisions with current projects and any future ones. Do I want to learn a new language, or do I want to change platforms. Neither option appeals to me. I did say at the outset Microsoft is responsible for any lack of parity in Core.net. There are other ways to support VB developers in code generators. You could for example support the .net framework as they do know, or you do as some move to a combination of Angular/Typescript with VB for the server side.

    COT was the one who mentioned the move to Core. If true, then for me as a VB developer that as huge impact. I simply followed up that statement with a question.As a small shop developer, I think the question is reasonable.

    None of is intended to be confrontational. However the sooner I know the answer the better I can plan for current and future development.

    All said I remain a huge fan of COT.
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    I agree. I used vb.net in the past, moved to c#. It really isn't that big of a leap. But I also have a few dev friends that still use it, and COT as well. COT devs need to get together and talk shop so we can be more productive and have 'best practices" with some code sharing.

    Today we worked a boilerplate solution that already has

    Advanced Custom SQL Membership
    Multi-tenancy
    Organizations
    Avatars
    Custom Membership Manager
    Custom My Profile
    Form Design and Layout
    Business Rules

    All fully extendible. It wasn't easy. You all know what I am saying..

    My hope is to take time to comment everything well and share the solution. It's all built..... it's done.

    Who doesn't need this as a starter??

    ALL of us do.

    So, if you're like me (sounds like we have been in the same boat, different bodies of water), give me a shout at zack@xpress.consulting. I need friends who are doing what I am doing. I just want to be productive, and know that what I am doing, is what is right for production and has been battle tested.

    We can all learn from each other.
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