Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Basic Programming- 30 years ago

Visual Basic have come a long way since the invention of the BASIC language. When I first started learning BASIC back in the late 70's of the last century, personal computers were not popular yet. I remembered I was using the punch card machine to key in the program code, each card represent a program statement. So, for a long program, we have to use many cards. We don't get the output immediately, what we do was to send our cards to the processing center when the technicians would feed the cards into the main frame computer. We would only get our printouts the following day . How slow was it! But we never complain, because we were the lucky ones who have access to the computer those days, many people out there were still ignorant about computer. So, see how lucky you are today, you can have a laptop with the computing power matching or better than the old mainframe, and you get your output instantly!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Financial Crisis Self Help

The financial crisis is getting more and more serious, many financial institutions and banks are going bust and stocks are sinking! So beside doing programming for fun, we should also think of some self-help methods to face the financial crisis. For me, the best way is to earn some money online to supplement our dwindling incomes. I have started a blog to discuss how to make money online, you might find it useful in this critical time. Click on the link below to browse the blog.

Online Business Help Center

Friday, October 10, 2008

Creating a web browser in VB2008

Creating a web browser in Visual Basic 2008 is a relatively easy job. You don't need to type in a lot of complicated procedures. Just follow this link to see how it is done.

Creating a web browser in Vb2008