Legend tells of one my old school mates who was as hard as.
Out drinking (underage of course) one night, the semi peace of a saturday night in a northern mill town pub was broken by a huge crash.
A giant barged through the door and demanded in that special Saturday night aggressive tone “who is the hardest ‘kker here?”. Heads were bowed as he was clearly looking for a fight, and it was going to hurt. No one moved, definitely no one made eye contact.
Except Dyksey: “I am – and if there’s any fighting I’m on your side!” he declared jumping up.
Dyksey was always the guy you wanted on your side when things went bad.
A bit like VBA I’d suggest, once again laughing in the face of death, thumbing it’s nose at twenty years of ‘progress’. Microsoft have just announced (on the day of its retirement) that they will extend support for Mac Office 2004 for another 3 years because of the gaping hole where VBA used to be, in Mac Office 2008.
Having read that story I might have to go and watch Shaun of the Dead.
VBA really does seem unkillable – and its getting stronger by the day as more and more business critical code gets implemented in it.
What technologies do you think could beat VBA in a pub brawl?