My new favorite utility for .NET

Before I say a word, let me tell you that Dave from Tangible Software has been sending me free copies of InstantVB and Instant C# for years and they posted a testimonial from me on their site. That is my only involvement with them, but there you have it.

Now, don't let Dave know, but while I've been meaning to use  this software for a long time, I hadn't recently, because every project that I thought would be bi-lingual wasn't. Until recently, when I switched over to writing my tutorials and videos in VB, and I wanted to be able to grab something I'd written in C# and get its equivalent in VB.

Yow! this program is easy, accurate and blazingly fast (25K lines/minute)

InstantVB

I really want to ship a copy with every book I write so that folks can stop worrying about which language the book is written in.  This is not freeware (its note even all that inexpensive) but it is amazing (they state that on our 101 C# samples they convert 99.98% without adjustment!)  and it is making my life a whole lot easier.

I'll be interested to hear from VB programmers in coming weeks if they read any of my code and have the experience of "yes, that is technically correct code, but no VB programmer would ever write it like that."

Net Net: look forward to more of my work in both C# and VB.

-j

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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