Visual Basic

VR content production: How to take advantage of the VR wave (VB Live)

<b>VR can actually impact your bottom line. Join our latest interactive VB Live event to hear how companies are using it to reduce expenses and boost engagement, plus get the very first look at the latest VR in-depth and up to the minute market research from VB insight.</b><p>The business world is starting …

Virtual Reality

404 Error Page Hides RAMNIT.A. Worm in the Source Code

Malware Family: Win32/Ramnit<p>Hash Values<p>MD5: 089dc369616dafa44a9f7fefb18e8961<p>SHA1: c4a2430634b7ca7427d2c055dbbb1fb8cd42a285<p>SHA256: …

Visual Basic and Cross-Platform: Mobile Apps with VB, Xamarin, and .NET Standard!

How would you like it if you could create a Console App in Visual Basic and run it on Linux? Or running the same Xamarin.Forms-App written in Visual …

Software Development

CodeMaid Gets Some VB Loving and more...

It's been over three years since we've last highlighted CodeMaid, Need help cleaning up your code? CodeMaid to the rescue!.Since then it's continued …

Software Development

Hab at Heart: Valtteri Bottas

<b>Did you play hockey growing up?</b><p><b>VALTTERI BOTTAS:</b> I played for nine or 10 years when I was a kid. I stopped when I was 14 or 15. I played a lot. After …

Ice Hockey

Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies, at Wrigley Field, June 10, 2017 Matchups, Tickets, Preview | Baseball

Rockies Batters (5.21 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.19 RA/G)<p>OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850<p>Rockies Batters (5.21 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers …

Baseball

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds, at Dodger Stadium, June 9, 2017 Matchups, Tickets, Preview | Baseball

Reds Batters (5.15 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (5.10 RA/G)<p>OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850<p>Reds Batters (5.15 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers …

Baseball

Machine learning that could make realtors extinct (VB Live)

<b>There are already 120 potential game-changing machine learning applications in 12 industries — and the evolution is accelerating. Join our latest VB Live interactive event for a deep dive into how machine learning can directly impact your business results.</b><p>What machine learning does best: apply vast …

Machine Learning

VB Slushies are now a thing and you can get them at this Melbourne bar

Move over frosé, there’s a new frozen bevy in town. Being served up by the clever folk at Supersmall, they'll be launching their latest creation to …

Want to speed up your app? Get rid of your baggage (VB Live)

<b>Slow load times and big file sizes will kill your app—especially outside North America. How do you deliver rich content and still have happy users? Join our latest VB Live event, where we’ll take a deep dive into best practices for both the mobile web and apps.</b><p>You have one chance to make a good …

Stringing Victims Along: Leveraging Paste Sites to Bypass Security Controls

The Recorded Future Blog<p>Stringing Victims Along: Leveraging Paste Sites to Bypass Security Controls<p>Posted in<p>by Levi Gundert on May 24, 2017<p><i>Jan</i> …

DNS

29.1 million Americans still don’t buy stuff on their smartphone

The smartphone is ubiquitous, without any shadow of a doubt.<p>The device, which we unlock over 200X every day, is always within arm’s reach — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And while mobile influenced over $500 billion in retail sales in 2016 — with $140 billion of those sales made entirely on a …

Trends

5 best tips to speed up your app for mobile immediacy (VB Live)

<b>No matter how shiny it is, if your mobile app doesn’t start up in five seconds, you’ll start to churn players. Join this VB Live event for a deep dive into best practices, including balancing rich content and speed, optimizing load time, and more. Don’t miss out!</b><p>A responsive mobile website — that’s …

Apps

Adelyn Zhou, voice ads, and the current state of chatbots – VB Engage

This week, Travis and Stewart have the opportunity to interview Adelyn Zhou of Topbots. We find out the latest in AI, how smaller businesses can get involved (it isn’t just for Fortune 500 types), what’s going on with chatbots, and whether she prefers Decepticons or Autobots.<p>We also discuss the …

Chatbots

Is Serverless the New Visual Basic?

With Serverless hiring less experienced developers can work out better than hiring experienced cloud developers. That's an interesting point I …

Scalability

The Doctor Will See You Now, But How Much Will You Pay?

ZendyHealth allows patients to negotiate with medical providers and settle on a fee before an appointment. We talk with its founders about plans to …

Health Care

How to: Show Available Serial Ports in Visual Basic

This topic describes how to use My.Computer.Ports to show the available serial ports of the computer in Visual Basic.<p>To allow a user to select which …

Programming

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

"Software is eating the world," venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared.<p>Someone has to write that software. Why not you?<p>There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for …

Programming

Pen-tester gets past Microsoft VB macro barriers

A bunch of white-hat researchers have turned up a nasty new vector for attacking Microsoft Outlook: a forms creation feature that bypasses macro …

Microsoft Outlook

These are the most in-demand programming languages

"Software is eating the world," venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared.<p>Someone has to write that software. Why not you?<p>There are …

Programming

B2B video marketing turns your CRO into your BFF (VB Live)

<b>B2B video marketing is officially a Big Deal, because in every stage of the funnel videos educate, entertain, and inspire in ways other marketing techniques can’t touch. Find out how you can connect, engage and convert customers with video in our latest VB Live event!</b><p>Social integration, investments …

Video Marketing

Bigger, better, faster subscription commerce growth (VB Live)

<b>How do you optimize subscriber acquisition and accelerate your business growth? Join this interactive VB Live event to find out, plus tap into the latest research and benchmarks on key subscriber acquisition metrics.</b><p>“Companies of all sizes, from start-ups to global businesses, are turning to the …

Customer Experience

How to get your AI and bot company funded (VB Live)

<b>In 2016, chatbots flooded the market and were set to disrupt the industry, but only a few thrived. If you think you’ve got what it takes to change the game, you’ve got to get funded. So how do you become the next unicorn in the bots and AI space? Join our latest interactive VB Live event to find</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Give Visual Basic language apps a cloud afterlife with code conversion

<i>Microsoft introduced the first version of its Visual Basic language in May 1991 at the Spring Comdex trade show in Atlanta. After six generations of</i> …

Software Development

How to: Create a Copy of a File in a Different Directory in Visual Basic

The path is not valid for one of the following reasons: it is a zero-length string, it contains only white space, it contains invalid characters, or …

Software Development

How to: Receive Strings From Serial Ports in Visual Basic

Initialize the return string.<p>Determine which serial port should provide the strings. This example assumes it is COM1.<p>Use the …

Arduino

How to: Get the Collection of Files in a Directory in Visual Basic

The path is not valid for one of the following reasons: it is a zero-length string, it contains only white space, it contains invalid characters, or …

Software Development

How to: Send Strings to Serial Ports in Visual Basic

This topic describes how to use My.Computer.Ports to send strings to the computer's serial ports in Visual Basic.<p>Example<p>This example sends a string …

Arduino

VentureBeat’s personalized news bot is now available on Messenger

VentureBeat today announced that its personalized news bot is now available on Facebook Messenger. What sets the VB Messenger bot apart from other news bots is its built-in learning and intelligence.<p>The VB bot observes readers’ behavior and continuously updates their profiles based on their …

Facebook Messenger

Manipulating Files and Directories in Visual Basic

This walkthrough provides an introduction to the fundamentals of file I/O in Visual Basic. It describes how to create a small application that lists …

Software Development