I have to disagree about not sure what network programming you are referencing, but I use Visual Basic Express to do various task on different servers and PC's. I also used VB to import data to MS-Access, SQL, execute Queries, and even create queries.
Don't get me wrong I am liking perl, but I like a GUI. I am working on a VB program to manage PERL scripts at the site I am assigned to. The perl programmers constantly are changing folder paths and numbers in perl scripts and copying them and creating a new bat file.
With VB they no longer have to do that. So all languages have a purpose. It is like a Phillips vs flat head screw drivers. They both work, just with specific screws. Non really is better then the other.
And sometimes you can use a flat head driver with a Phillips screw, but can't do that in reverse.
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