Is BASIC (Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) dead? Of course, we know there are many different dialects of BASIC today (Visual Basic) just as there has been over the years (QBasic). But now, not many people code in BASIC anymore. In fact, if you look up BASIC code on Google, it doesn't give you BASIC code, it gives you basic code. Also, we all know that computers years ago (such as the Apple II and TRS-80) came with BASIC compilers built into the ROM. Nowadays, everybody uses far more advanced languages such as C and Pascal because of the fact that they are still able to produce far more advanced programs and look better on a programmer (i.e. Would a company hire someone who codes in BASIC or C++?). Now, we know that Visual Basic, a dialect of BASIC, definitely is not dead, because it is rapidly being used today by programming beginners (and even myself, who cannot seem to learn C, Pascal, etc.) and can be used to produce programs up to a limit. So truly, this is an opinionated answer. So I will leave with the question, is Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code dead?
asked Nov 24 '11 at 02:32