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I gave an invited talk at the GEOIDE Student Network (GSN) today on the use of .NET in scientific computing. Usually the concern around scientific problems is performance-related, though much of the introductory material is appropriate for introducing any group to .NET. For many performance-related tasks, a managed environment can produce code that is just as fast as native code. Some great references on writing fast managed code can be found:
There has been a lot of buzz around the blogsphere lately about Microsoft ending support for VB6. No, VB.NET isn’t a drop-in replacement. At the same time, the VB6 run-time isn’t going to self-destruct at the end of the month and the VB6 development environment will continue to compile code. Life will be as it always has been for VB6, except you can’t call Microsoft Technical Support. And let’s be honest, how many times have you actually done that? Here’s the original petition and an amusing counter-petition.