VB2005 vs VB2008
Posted on 2008-10-04
Hi, I've been coding in VB 2005 (WinForms) for a while now and have begun to hear a little about VB 2008. I'd like to seek the advice of those more familiar with both development environments, so that I can begin to assess whether making a switch is warranted at this time. -- Having said that, VB 2005 is working for me and I don't think I'm missing anything...unless the new additions to VB 2008 are so spectacular that they warrant changing.
So, I have a couple of specific questions:
1). Is VB 2008 fully released, or is it still in Beta?
2). What are the main differences between VB 2005 and VB 2008?
3). From a development perspective, is one product better than the other?
4). Is code migrated easily from VB 2005 to VB 2008, or do I have to edit my VB 2005 code to fit a VB 2008 model?
5). How much better is the VB.NET 3.0 Framework than that or VB.NET 2.0, which is what I use today?
6). Are there any instability or compatibility issues that you know about?
7). Which one do you prefer and why?