panic911 writes "Visual Basic is alive and well. Paul Vick has announced on his blog that Microsoft is thinking about Visual Basic 10.0, code-named VBx. "Visual Basic should become a hostable language that can be easily used to do application scripting, akin to what you could do with VBScript and VBA," Vick wrote. There are many, many, things this means for VB that will unfold over the coming months, but one of the most important ones is that it will enable simple interoperability between Visual Basic and the other dynamic languages on
.NET like Ruby, Python, and JScript."