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who is the developer of vb/

VB 1.0 was introduced in 1991. The drag and drop design for creating the user interface is derived from a prototype form generator developed by Alan Cooper and his company called Tripod. Microsoft contracted with Cooper and his associates to develop Tripod into a programmable form system for Windows 3.0, under the code name Ruby. Ruby was a “shell construction set” originally created by Alan Cooper and his team of developers, purchased by Bill Gates and Microsoft with the original intent of being included with Windows 3.0. Embedded Basic (EB) was a language engine that was being developed for inclusion in the database product, code named Omega.

Tripod did not include a programming language at all. Microsoft decided to combine Ruby with the Basic language to create Visual Basic.

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